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Apple has just taken its online store down, ahead of the pre-order launch for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Beginning at 12:01 am Pacific Time, or 3:01 am Eastern Time tomorrow, customers will be able to place pre-orders for both of the handsets.

Apple unveiled the 6 and 6 Plus at a major media event on Tuesday, announcing that both models have bigger screens than any other iPhone before them. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display, and the iPhone 6 Plus has a larger 5.5-inch display.

Other than that, and the fact that the 6 Plus has OIS (optical image stabilization) and a larger battery, both models are near- identical. They both come in Silver, Gold and Spacey Gray colorways, as well as 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage capacities.

The iPhone 6 starts at $199 for the 16GB model, while the 6 Plus begins at $299 (these prices are with a carrier contract of course). After this, you just add on $100 for each storage level—a 64GB model would cost you $299 and $399, respectively.

If you’re thinking about pre-ordering tonight, make sure you check back with us around midnight PST for an update on availability. Until then, you may want to check out some of these posts from the past two days regarding the two new devices.

Do you plan on pre-ordering tonight? Let us know your color and model of choice below!