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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!

  • Julian Williams

    It seems that online is a no go but the apple store app is working for a lot of people including me, excluding contract free t-mobile version. That seems like the way to go right now until apple gets there shit together.

  • WHATCOLOR!!!

    i wish i try this hard in life

  • minigurlnikki

    I’ve tried Apple Store app on the iPad and iPhone 5S, Safari, and Chrome… I’m tired, but I refuse to give up. 🙁

  • Raichu595

    Got mine from AT&T website and selected a 2 year contract. Kept my unlimited data and all. 128gb gold 6. Everything loaded up instantly for me

    • Carlos DeJesus

      what do you mean by instantly?

      • Raichu595

        The AT&T site loaded up instantly. No waiting or anything

      • Ub3rn00dle

        Like instant oatmeal

      • Carlos DeJesus

        For me as well, I placed my order on ATT about 20 mintues ago but no email yet, i did call and it the automator said my order was shipped and gave me a tracking number. Is that as good as an email?

      • Cody

        Carlos any luck getting your confirmation?

      • Carlos DeJesus

        Nothing yet Cody. I did call att automator said mine was “shipped” and gave me a fedex tracking number? You think im good?

      • Cody

        I’d say so if you have a tracking number. Whats the number?

      • Carlos DeJesus

        I hope so. Its 877 782 8870

      • Cody

        Awesome thanks!

      • Cody

        Unable to locate my order :(. But it says to call back later if its been within 8 hours.

      • Carlos DeJesus

        I realized that track # i had was for something old. Im calling att now.

      • Cody

        Any luck?

      • Carlos DeJesus

        Nothing, It cant find my order, so all I have is this confirmation number with nothing to show for it.

    • Cody

      Email?

      • Raichu595

        got the order confirmations. says it’ll be delivered on the 19th

      • Jessica Nystrom

        i ordered it right at 12

  • Bugs Bunnay

    seems to me like tmobile and apple has band together to play hard to get. well i’m not giving up yet. just brewed a fresh cup of coffee and got some candy next to me. BRING IT ON!

    • Jamie Logan

      Go on the iPhone app. Will be a lot quicker

  • onesimpleclik

    Hey all fellow Aussies, if you are wanting to buy a phone outright, go check out the Australian Store. It works 🙂 Google, ‘Apple Online’

  • Michael Cruz

    “Worldwide, reports show that Germany has already sold out of its initial stock and many UK carrier stores have sold out completely. We’ll update as availability changes. Some customers are reporting issues with iPhone reservations. Apple is saying that it cannot connect to carriers for processing, so although the iPhone is reserved, orders will have to be completed at a later date. Clearly, something is going wrong somewhere.” The reason!!! AHA!

    • Ub3rn00dle

      Apple can’t connect to itself… let alone the carriers…

  • Maxim∑

    yep Australian apple store up

  • Ub3rn00dle

    In other news, South African judge convicts Oscar Pistorious on culpable homicide.

    • Bugs Bunnay

      in other news, i’m running out of coffee!

  • Barry Wilson

    Only PLUS Grey & Plus Silver 16gb left for 7-10 day delivery, everything else for the PLUS is now 3-4 Weeks, that.s at 9.25am on the UK Web Site.

  • bstaff

    “we can’t connect to your wireless carrier at this time. As a result, we’re unable to process your request right now. please try again later. we’re sorry for the inconvenience”

    • minigurlnikki

      yeah. i’m getting that right now too after the damn continue button finally turned blue.

      • bstaff

        this is on iphone. was able to finish on ipad: said they couldn’t connect to carrier but will finish order later and gave me a confirmation number. dunno if it worked though so trying to cover my ass

      • minigurlnikki

        Yeah. I can’t get my iPad to go thru. I did get a reservation number though saying that they were holding one for me and I have 24 hours to respond one they send me the link. I didn’t get to pick the size I wanted, so I’m not sure how accurate it is.

  • Mark

    Im talkin to an AT&T rep now and yea …. its not looking good for the US. Shes saying everything is just about sold out

    • Ub3rn00dle

      Because I would trust one of these reps…

      • Mark

        I know that lol Im just sayin what theyre saying as of now …. we all know they go lol

  • markisss88

    US store isnt even online yet. I doubt anything is accurate right now.

  • Casey H.

    Just got a “We have an iPhone for you” notification with a reservation number. They said they can’t reach the carrier systems to verify, but they have reserved an iPhone for me. Time to go back to bed?

    • William Melendez

      No, I had the same message , I kept trying until I placed my order in

      • Casey H.

        Thanks, I was afraid of that.

      • Casey H.

        Now Im getting a straight up error that they can’t connect to the carrier at all, and are unable to process. How did I know AT&T would be behind this.

      • William Melendez

        Bummer … It was really frustrating , I kept trying after 40 error messages and finay got my way through. Every step I took was a mission. Yikes Apple , the streaming then this … Smh …

      • Casey H.

        Right? Every year I have hope that they have figured something out with all the money we give them, but its the same experience every year with the preorders! News flash, everyone and their mother will be ordering an iPhone!

      • Casey H.

        So were you at the “Confirm your account details” and kept trying? Or did you back all the way out and try again?

      • William Melendez

        I was in the confirm section and kept trying … Kept trying on account details , didn’t go back once !

      • Casey H.

        Good to know. Thats where I am at on my iPad and iPhone. At least I got the reservation earlier if nothing else.

    • minigurlnikki

      Yep! That appeared on my iPad from the Apple Store app, but I didn’t get to pick the size or anything… Did you?

      • Casey H.

        Yeah I had already picked size and color (16GB iPhone 6) and had entered in my carrier details for AT&T.

      • minigurlnikki

        oh pooh. 🙁

      • Casey H.

        BTW I can only get that model on the iPad. The iPhone store app is still showing unavailable, and the web is useless on 3 browsers auto refreshing every 10 seconds from different parts of the country.

    • jamdung_yute

      yea i got that message too.

  • Michael Cruz

    Seems everyone has given up? LOL

  • Maxim∑

    At least the t-mobile inventory has still gone untouched (if there is any)

    Apple clearly has disabled the US online store on purpose

    • Ub3rn00dle

      And then it turns out Tmobile only has 4 phones in stock…

      • Michael Cruz

        lmao

  • Tristan Hensley

    Apple never said what time they were going to start pre-orders. So maybe they are going to start them Monday lol?

    • William Melendez

      The 12th right on the dot. Servers just got overwhelmed unfortunately .

      • Maxim∑

        no I actually think this on purpose

      • Ub3rn00dle

        I have to agree… a little suspicious that T-mobile hasn’t began taking pre-orders, so I suspect the two are linked?

      • Antzboogie

        I know right I am refreshing non stop on TMobile’s website Im not waiting for them to send me a delayed email, lol.

      • William Melendez

        I got my order in.

      • Tristan Hensley

        Well they said “the 12th” They didn’t specify a time like the carriers did. So they have an excuse. “Who said we were doing this at 12am Pacific?”

      • Ub3rn00dle

        The apple store app kinda tells a different story…..

      • Tristan Hensley

        I have a feeling I’m going to end up in the stupid Apple line next week.

      • Ub3rn00dle

        F*ck that. I have work lol… I’m not waiting around in a physical line for a phone after this clusterf*ck of an operation.

      • Tristan Hensley

        lol

  • John Schult

    Just got my confirmation email from Verizon. Apple iPhone 6 Plus 128GB Space Gray

  • Casey H.

    At least I don’t have to be up in 2 hours. Wonder if this crap will be ironed out by then?

  • Jessica Nystrom

    the at&t site is up and running instantly with no problems

    • Casey H.

      What model and ship date? I tried for 16GB iPhone 6 an hour ago and it already said september 30th.

      • Jessica Nystrom

        i ordered the 6 plus right at 12 and said the 19 but was just trying out of curiosity for the regular 6 and it went all the way through checkout and said 14-21 days

      • Casey H.

        Yeah I guess thats what I got too. I confused it, but now I remember it saying that. Im at the check for upgrade screen on the iOS shopping app but it still can’t connect to the carrier!

    • Cody

      Ordered mine from att a little after they opened it up and still haven’t received any emails. They did charge my bank account a dollar so i assume i’m good.

      • Jessica Nystrom

        it takes about 15 mins for the email

      • Cody

        I got my order number over an hour and a half ago still no email….

      • Jessica Nystrom

        ehhhh that doesnt sound good..

      • Cody

        Guess ill call customer service when i wake up…. FUN!

  • diggitydang

    Finally got one… It said 7-10 business days and then told me my ship date was October 16-23!!! WTF!?!?? Placed it anyway but the only thing worse than this experience would be a Chinese VoiceOver in my head while doing it…

  • Jessica Nystrom

    i just got an email from best buy saying you can preorder in store today maybe you’ll have lucky with that instead of waiting for servers

    • Jessica Nystrom

      luck*

  • jamdung_yute

    got a confirmation saying they are holding a phone for me. used the confirmation number to check my reservation and it says they will email me when they get through my carrier system.

  • Ub3rn00dle

    Bye bye Angela…

  • Maxim∑

    alright im done, t-mobile version obviously wont make it until probably noon

    If you disable the US online store on purpose to balance demand say it. Now for 1hr of sleep!……..

  • William Melendez

    Try the app

    • Mark

      My app on my iPad and iPhone has been saying unavailable since 3

      • diggitydang

        Keep refreshing. I have been trying since 2:59am. Finally got it. With a shipping date of 5 weeks, but got it…

      • Mark

        Its tge 64gb Plus that says unavailable. the 4.7″ is avail

    • kai

      But what about the people that wants to buy it unlocked

      • diggitydang

        In Canada, that’s our only option. Is there not an option to buy it “SIM free”?

      • William Melendez

        Correct me if I’m wrong , but I though unlock phones were available until November ?

      • Maxim∑

        no they are available right now, you can see it on the Australian store and it was in the pre order preview page yesterday

  • Antzboogie

    TMobile what day are you on I refreshed like 50 times lol!! Anyone know anything?

    • kai

      i heard that their going to pen their site to buy at around 9am Est.

      • Antzboogie

        Thanks Im going to stay up, hahahaha. Hope its true Im in New York and both Apple and TMobile sites are down.

      • Jessica Nystrom

        try best buy they are doing preorders in store

      • Tristan Hensley

        Is best buy selling off contract Tmobile phones though?

      • Antzboogie

        I looked on their website no TMobile there only Verizon, Sprint, AT&T.

      • Jessica Nystrom

        no 🙁

      • Jessica Nystrom

        maybe try wal-mart? they are taking preorders and they carry t-mobile

      • kai

        just check website if they were going to sell it unlocked and all they have is att, verizon, and sprint

      • Antzboogie

        Thanks but I dont think they sell TMobile.

    • Bugs Bunnay

      try 50 more times. just might do the trick

  • tylerlowery87

    Got my pre order through AT&T. iPhone 64gb gold. Arrival says I will receive on September 19th.

    • tylerlowery87

      Here’s proof for anybody that wants to know about when they will get their phone from ATT

      • gian testa

        thats good to know i can’t find a date on my order and i ordered at 1157. where can i find the date

        this is only thing i can find

        Preorder Processing
        Expected Ship Date: Pending Confirmation

        did you order 6 or 6 plus because i also got the 64gb gold plus

      • hwade

        Thats the same thing mine says. I ordered at like 01:50cst. Would really like to know the date.

      • tylerlowery87

        I just got the normal iPhone 6. I wouldn’t have been able to put the 6 plus in my pockets. That’s the primary reason I didn’t get it. Both are gonna be great phones

  • veda99

    i am so lost, even refreshing IDB 🙁

  • veda99

    If I remember correctly, US site was up by 5am EST for iphone 4s

  • Capein Wiseley

    anyone get Removed; preorder data unlimited on 4g for iphone 4s. does it move to the 6 unlimited?

    • Jessica Nystrom

      make sure to click 2 year contract is what i heard

    • Casey H.

      This is AT&T, not sure if it helps you.

    • Casey H.

      Trying to show a screenshot, but yes, I was able to keep the unlimited plan.

    • Capein Wiseley

      yep i went through the att site..i think i remember it doing this for the 3gs to 4s and i still had unlimited..

  • veda99

    last time I woke up at 3 and was awake for 24hrs was when I was in school preparing for finals

  • Casey H.

    FINALLY!!!!!!! Got it verified on AT&T through the iOS Apple Store app on iPad! For those of you still trying, don’t give up! I went from not available to verifying with AT&T for an hour, and finally got through!! You can do it!

  • jamdung_yute

    THE APPLE APP IS WORKING

  • jamdung_yute

    7-10 DAYS

  • kai

    something is really going on here. how comes the apple app is working but the website is still down… -_-

    • Jessica Nystrom

      they want u to already own an apple product lol

  • kai

    sites up in the us hurrry up and preorder for tmobile or unlocked

    • veda99

      waaat???

      • kai

        is up noww

      • kai

        ive been refreshing the page and it just popped up.
        used chrome w/ cache killer

    • veda99

      Ya..but 7-10 days to ship

      • kai

        yeah i know it sucks. and im pretty sure tmobile’s site or going to the stores for preorder are going to face the same time delay/ shortage problem, because apple had it open for about 5 hrs for people from other carriers to buy

  • jamdung_yute

    site is up. 7-10 days

  • Antzboogie

    Can someone tell me if you buy from Apple is the full price of the phone due or does the jump program get applied to it?

    • kai

      full price

      • Antzboogie

        Oh ok thanks guess I will just wait for TMobile’s site to be up and running.

  • Tristan Hensley

    Got it! OMGOMGOMGOMG Delivers on 9/19 Tmobile from Apple Store

    • veda99

      6+ or 6

      • Tristan Hensley

        6. All were available in all capacities.

      • kai

        yeah ive noticed that too. almost all 6+ are back ordered and all 6 are available

    • Antzboogie

      Im happy for you man, Im waiting to order on TMobile’s website and it still doesnt let me preorder even though it says pre order starts on Sept 12th 🙁

      • Tristan Hensley

        Are you getting on one of their plans?

      • Antzboogie

        I already have two lines with them Im going to trade in my Samsung Galaxy s5 towards the price.

  • veda99

    Got 3 orders, 6+ t-mobi (7-10) and 6 t-mobi 16 and 64gb (pickup 9/19)

  • Jessica Nystrom

    i wonder what the boxes are going to look like… hmmm

  • Antzboogie

    TMobile’s website fell asleep because everyone is able to preorder and not them. arghhhhhhhh

  • Bugs Bunnay

    anyone else able to get tmobile version from the website?

    • Jessica Nystrom

      for the unlocked version it works but not expected to be delievered until october for the iphone 6 plus

    • Antzboogie

      Apple or TMobile?

  • Eli Montoya

    The amount of idiots is too damn high *insert meme here*

  • CasonAsherTech

    128GB Space Grey iPhone Plus. Goodbye $$, you will be missed.