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iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly in Very Short Supply for In-Store Launch

Ahead of tomorrow's launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in a number of countries, customers who didn't place pre-orders for delivery have been lining up at Apple's retail stores and those of its carrier and retail partners hoping to obtain one first thing in the morning.

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A new report from BGR claims, however, that those looking for an iPhone 6 Plus are likely to be disappointed, as the units are in extremely short supply.
We are told that stores have been receiving shipments all throughout the day, and out of all the new iPhone 6 models received, typically only about 2-3% are iPhone 6 Plus units, and in only one color.

There is "no chance" of finding an iPhone 6 Plus unit to purchase tomorrow, we were told. Sources also said there are no 16GB iPhone 6 Plus devices to be found.
The report notes that stores are seeing decent supplies of iPhone 6 units, with all colors and capacities available, but much like with the gold iPhone 5s last year, it appears that only a handful of customers at the very front of store lines will be able to purchase an iPhone 6 Plus at many locations.

Update: Multiple carriers have confirmed that supplies of the iPhone 6 Plus will be constrained, reports Re/code, with a Sprint representative saying the company's inventory is "extremely limited."

Tag: bgr.com


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62 months ago
Cue the $10K prices on eBay tomorrow :eek:
Rating: 25 Votes
62 months ago

I already saw the Plus unlocked for sale on Craigslist (pickup Friday) for $100 below Apple's retail price so they can't be in that short supply. You just have to know where to look.


Did they have a Nigerian prince in the ad?
Rating: 19 Votes
62 months ago

Underestimated demand ?


Production issues were reported repeatedly before the iPhone 6 was announced. So this news article shouldn't really come as surprise.
Rating: 18 Votes
62 months ago

nobody deserves to wait long line...they should get it at their desire model without having luck to intervene this situation. Stupid apple...making people wait in line...


I know, how dare they make a product that everybody wants.
Rating: 14 Votes
62 months ago

nobody deserves to wait long line...they should get it at their desire model without having luck to intervene this situation. Stupid apple...making people wait in line...


People that wait long lines for a freaking phone do deserve to wait in a long line...
Rating: 12 Votes
62 months ago

I just want to go to the store to check the Plus and see if it is too big or I can handle it. The thing is, I don't want to be nowhere close to the frenzy it will be the first few days. I hope they will have few on display later on next week.


Go to a Sprint Store. No one will be there. :p
Rating: 12 Votes
62 months ago

I already saw the Plus unlocked for sale on Craigslist (pickup Friday) for $100 below Apple's retail price so they can't be in that short supply. You just have to know where to look.

I (on the other hand) don't like buying stolen goods.
Rating: 12 Votes
62 months ago
Seen a lot of posts from retail employees mentioning only 16GB 6 Plus phones in stock. To those in line tomorrow:

May the odds be ever in your favor
Rating: 8 Votes
62 months ago
Given that last year's 9 million in the opening weekend set a record and Apple reportedly planned to have more than 10 million ready this weekend, I'd say its absolutely bat-sh** crazy demand....

Apple is also wanting 70-80 million more from suppliers by the end of the year.....

The largest quarter they've ever had (from ALL iPhone sales) was just over 50 million.....

If they sell 70-80 million 6/6+ along with what will likely be a nice little influx of 5Cs and 5Ss......they could break 100 million in ONE quarter....

Not even Samsung sells that many phones across the globe in one quarter (record is 86 million).

I don't think people realize how unbelievably insane that is.
Rating: 8 Votes
62 months ago

I already saw the Plus unlocked for sale on Craigslist (pickup Friday) for $100 below Apple's retail price so they can't be in that short supply. You just have to know where to look.


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Rating: 8 Votes

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