iPhone 6 Preorders: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Can’t decide whether you want to order the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? Check out the video above to see how these phones compare. If you’re getting ready to pre-order one of the new iPhones, read on to discover some of the pitfalls you might encounter when you order your new phone.

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1. iPhone 6 Preorders Are Open Now

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Various carriers started their iPhone 6 preorders at different times early this morning, but at this point all major carriers are open to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus preorders. The Apple website is also open to preorders, though Amazon.com does not yet appear to be open for preorders. Amazon is open for preorders on some iPhone 6 accessories, however.


2. iPhone 6 Plus Availability Has Been Pushed Back

See a comparison of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the iPhone 6 in the video above.

MacRumors is reporting that the iPhone 6 Plus preorders through Apple now have a delivery date of three to four weeks:

“The larger 5.5-inch model now shows an estimated ship time of 3-4 weeks, pushing online availability of the handset into October. Customers still may be able to secure select configurations for launch day in-store pickup, but availability varies based on geographic location. Supply of the smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 6 remain strong with most colors and capacities still available for September 19th delivery. “

If you want to get the larger iPhone 6 as early as possible, you may be able to secure one of these new devices through a local carrier. BGR has a rundown of iPhone 6 Plus availability by carrier:

“The iPhone 6 Plus has already sold out with some carriers, including AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. AT&T says all its iPhone 6 Plus versions will now ship in 21 to 28 busienss days. Verizon is showing October 7 (64GB version) and October 14 (16GB and 128GB models) ship dates for the iPhone 6 Plus, while Sprint is advising buyers that all iPhone 6 Plus models are currently delayed, suggesting it has already run out of its initial Apple phablet stock.”

Do note that these figures are likely to change throughout the day as more preorders are completed.


3. Apple Is Prepared For Massive iPhone 6 Sales

In this spot, the “Apple Geniuses” get really disappointed about the iPhone 6’s larger screen. Mac Rumors notes that Samsung has a history of mocking the iPhone’s features in their ads.

According to MacRumors, Apple is hoping to ship 80 million iPhone 6 units (that figure includes both the 6 and 6 Plus.) As a basis of comparison, MacRumors points out that “Apple was said to have produced a total of 60 million units for the iPhone 5 in the later half of 2012.”


4. You Don’t Have to Preorder the iPhone 6 Online

Go hands on with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the video above from the Verge.

Some preorder websites are crashing under the strain of so many people trying to place a preorder. If you experience any issues with websites crashing, or just prefer to deal with people face-to-face, you can opt to make your iPhone 6 preorder in a physical store. You can swing by your carrier, or preorder at a big box retailer. ABC News notes that Best Buy, Walmart, and Target are all accepting preorders.


5. International iPhone 6 Preorders Will Start Soon

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While the US and several other countries have open iPhone 6 preorders, some other countries will have to wait a bit longer. BGR notes that the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the United Kingdom all get the iPhone 6 on September 19, with preorders open now. However, many other countries have a later release window of September 26. These countries include Switzerland, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Russia, Taiwan, Belgium, and Portugal, among others.