iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Now Available for Pre-Order [Updated]
Apple has begun accepting online pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus in several different countries around the world, including the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, and the UK. There have been many technical problems with the load of users, so users in some areas might not be able to reach the website, or the app at this time.
Several U.S. carriers, including AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint are also accepting pre-orders for the devices. Multiple retail stores like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart will be accepting iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders when the stores open in the morning, at varying times. T-Mobile's website claims it is accepting pre-orders on the 12th, but did not begin taking orders at midnight like other carriers.
Thus far, there have been few reports on available supply, but it's typically best to make an order right away if possible because in past years, pre-orders have sold out within mere minutes. iPhone 6 Plus supplies appear constrained, as AT&T and Verizon have shipping estimates of 14 to 21 days on several models.
In the United States, Apple is offering the iPhone 6 in 16, 64, and 128 GB capacities for $199, $299, and $399, respectively, with a two-year contract. Contract-free pricing begins at $649. Apple's higher-priced iPhone 6 Plus is available in 16, 64, and 128 GB capacities for $299, $399, and $499, respectively, with a two-year contract. Contract-free pricing on that device begins at $749.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be available in stores beginning on Friday, September 19, and the first crop of orders should arrive on that day. Apple is also allowing in-store pickup for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders this year.
Update: It appears that while the app is up, the website is still down in the U.S. The app is also experiencing issues at times, giving users errors and listing all iPhone 6 Plus models as unavailable. Verizon and AT&T were taking preorders early, but appear to be overwhelmed.