Mobile carriers to have limited stock of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
How will carriers handle the lack of iPhones delivered for tomorrow’s launch? It turns out that tomorrow is going to be insane for most providers as almost any iPhone launch is. This year, Apple sold over 4 million iPhones in the first 24 hours making it the hottest iPhone pre-order launch ever.
Some carriers we’ve spoken to could not help us with details of what was shipped to their store. For security purposes, they don’t open any launch day shipments until that day. Other carriers and retail stores have reported receiving iPhones throughout the day prior to launch.
Unfortunately, the same stores who told us about the iPhones coming in, also told us they had a very limited stock and no iPhone 6 Plus models. This most likely will be the case at all mobile providers. Last year when the iPhone 5S in Gold came out, this same issue arose. We are still not sure if Apple does this purposely or if they really did not think the Gold iPhone would sell.
On the first day of pre-ordering, people saw the iPhone 6 Plus sell out extremely quick and orders for the iPhone 6 Plus backed up all the way to the end of October.
I personally was able to pre-order my iPhone 6 Plus because Verizon’s website opened up 10 minutes early for pre-orders. My tracking number is in hand so I can wait patiently by my door for my precious iPhone to arrive. Others from MacSources will be waiting in line tonight at Verizon to get their hands on Apple’s newly-designed, bigger-screened iPhone 6. We think if you get to an Apple store early enough in the morning, tomorrow you might be able to pick-up an iPhone 6 Plus. We wish you all the best of luck. Be sure to pack some comfortable shoes and a snack for the long line.
We want to know – did you pre-order or are you planning on waiting in line? Let us know in the comments. If you end up waiting in line, come back to MacSources and let us know what iPhone you got on the 19th and how long your wait was.