The first units will be delivered to customers on Friday September 19th, while some additional units will be available in Apple Stores.
But Apple says demand has outpaced supply and some folks who’ve ordered new iPhones won’t get theirs until October.
According to Apple, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set new records for the most pre-orders of a new phone from the company in the first 24 hours.
As TechCrunch reminds us, Apple told us it received about 2 million pre-orders for the iPhone 5 after that device was announced in 2012. The company didn’t release similar figures for the launch of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in 2013.
The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have a number of new features include a new Apple A8 processor, thinner cases, 802.11ac WiFi, support for Voice over LTE networks and WiFi calling, NFC and support for Apple Pay’s wireless payment system, and improved cameras.
But the biggest difference between these iPhones and earlier models is that they’re bigger. While Android phones have been available in a range of sizes for years, Samsung and other companies have been selling an awful lot of phones with screen sizes running from 5 to 6 inches.
Up until now Apple’s phones have only been available with 3.5 inch or 4 inch screens. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch display while the iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5 inch screen.
Sadly that means folks who prefer smaller screens might have to stick with an older device like an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c… but the good news is that Apple is lowering the prices of those older models.
The pre-order figures seem to suggest hat a lot of people seemed to be waiting for Apple to launch bigger phones… or at least newer iPhones.
It’s not clear at this point what percentage of the people ordering new iPhones are existing Apple customers who just wanted a bigger model or if folks are switching from other platforms such as Android or Windows Phone to Apple now that Apple has some big-screened options.