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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.

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32 months ago
BS article to post when the site is down for most. Wake up at 3AM on the east coast for this crap.
Rating: 10 Votes
32 months ago
MacRumors = This guy.

Rating: 9 Votes
32 months ago
Remember that time that android phone was so popular that it broke the internet???

:cool: Me neither...
Rating: 9 Votes
32 months ago
God, we really need to get lives. ;)
Rating: 7 Votes
32 months ago
Jesus apple, stop being a pain in the ass and fix your crap already. You'd think with the buckets of cash Apple has they could invest in some better web servers and people to handle them.
Rating: 7 Votes
32 months ago
Amazes me how every year Apple manages to **** this process up. You think they'd have learned by now.
Rating: 6 Votes
32 months ago
Was it just me or did MacRumors forum go down for a bit there too?
Rating: 4 Votes
32 months ago
Worst pre order event everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Rating: 4 Votes
32 months ago

This post will probably get buried, and lost (maybe it need's it's own thread)

SO ... I think Apple tried something different this launch to avoid the single massive slam of internet traffic; and it's not working so well.

It appears that Apple may have selected IP's hitting the site and assigned them to holding blocks. As the current X # of acceptable internet traffic users finish ordering then IP's in holding blocks are allowed into the store.

THIS explains why some people in CA can't order but some people can, some people in NY etc.... other states ... same thing.

NOW the solution became a real time problem for Apple. Active users can't complete orders, communication issues with carrier sites, etc. I think Apple lost control of order. Some IP's are getting through... some IP's are still waiting for the Apple online store to open! 3 hours after launch!

(when I say IP I mean people on a web browser)

who ever came up with this brilliant Que system should quit before he/she gets fired.

It's probably the same person who implemented
Rating: 4 Votes
32 months ago

As far as I can tell

1. USA Apple Store via web has not come up
2. Stores outside of USA are working
3. Apple Store App is working sometimes
4. ATT Website is working
5. Verizon Site is working sometimes
6. T-Mobile has no updated and not iPhone 6 Listed

Status as of 4:45 EST
Rating: 4 Votes

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