iPhone 6 Preorders At A Record High, Apple Says

Apple had a little trouble with its online store early Friday as iPhone 6 and 6 Plus preorders began, and this morning we now know why: According to Re/code, customers ordered a “record number” of iPhones, and the company’s preorder allotment of the iPhone 6 Plus is now sold out.

An Apple rep told Re/code that “Response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been incredible with a record number of preorders overnight,” but didn’t give any further specifics as to how many the company sold.

At the moment, if you were to order an iPhone 6 Plus from the US online store, you would have to wait 3-4 weeks for your new phone to ship. Availability for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is better, with many models still available for launch day delivery. At worst, you’d have to wait 7-10 days for your 4.7-incher to ship.

Just because preorder availability is limited doesn’t mean you won’t be able to buy the iPhone you want on launch day: You’ll still be able to go to you local Apple Store or carrier store on September 19th and have a chance at walk away with one. Be sure to set your alarm, though—launch day sales begin at 8am.

Nick spends way too much time in front of a computer, so he figures he may as well write about it. He's previously written for IDG's PCWorld and TechHive.