Apple has announced both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Tueday on September 9 at a gala event. The company also revealed that it will start taking pre-orders for both the devices on Friday, September 12 at 12:01 AM PT.
According to AT&T, Sprint and Verizon‘s website, they will begin accepting pre-orders at 12:01 AM PT. Although Apple is yet to post an official time on their site, the company usually launches presales alongside the carrier websites.
Apple had put only iPhone 5c up for pre-orders last year as they had constrained stocks of iPhone 5s. Although this year, the company will be putting up both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for pre-order. There has been reports that Apple plans to sell 80 million iPhones by the end of 2014, which indicates huge inventories, but it is safe to purchase one right away. As we have seen in the past, pre-orders to sell out within minutes.
Apple would be accepting pre-orders through both its website and the Apple Store app. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus would also be available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, also with retailers like Best Buy, RadioShack, Sam’s Club, Walmart and Target, but times may vary.
Apple’s iPhone 6 will be available in 16, 64 and 128 GB variants in the United States for $199, $299, $399 respectively, with a two-year contract. Contract-free pricing begins ar $649 with usual $100 slabs + additional taxes. The bigger iPhone 6 Plus will also be available in 16, 64, 128 GB variants for $299, $399, $499 respectively, with a two-year contract. Contract-free pricing starts at $749 with usual $100 slabs + additional taxes.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be up for pre-order on September 12 in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and UK as well besides USA. They will be available in retail stores from September 19 at 8 AM Pacific Time.
We are expecting Apple to smash all pre-order records and create an all time record with both the new iPhones. The company is also expecting to sell around 80 million new iPhones by the end of this year.