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Apple on Monday put out a press release confirming it took four million pre-orders of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the first 24 hours, representing a twofold increase over the two million pre-order sales for the iPhone 5 in 2012.

“iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are better in every way, and we are thrilled customers love them as much as we do,” the media release quotes Apple CEO Tim Cook as saying. The four million pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 24 hours set a new record for Apple.

Last September, the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s sold 9 million units during their opening weekend (there were no pre-orders for the iPhone 5s).

Reiterating that demand for the new iPhones “exceeds the initial pre-order supply,” the Cupertino firm cautions that many iPhone pre-orders are now scheduled to be delivered in October even though “a significant amount” will be delivered to customers beginning on Friday “and throughout September”.

Apple’s brick-and-mortar stores will provide additional supply of the handsets to walk-in customers on the launch day Friday, September 19 at 8:00am local time.

Apple reminds customers to arrive early in order to claim their handset, or order one online from its Online Store for home delivery or in-store pickup.

Last but not least, Apple says that both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in store on Friday from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, as well as from “additional carriers“ and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

Galaxy Note vs iPhone 6 (The Verge 001)

Following the September 20 launch in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the United Kingdom, the new iPhones will hit more than 20 additional countries beginning on Friday, September 26 including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.

More on iPhone 6 availability here.

[Apple]

  • Dany Quirion

    “The iphone 6 wont sell they said hahaha”

    • Domodo

      “Your thumb goes from here to here” they said. “hahaha”

      youtu .be/EY4c2mh15Yk

      • Michael Duy

        You dont have any other words to say? I can see thats your only defense -.-

      • avd98

        Usually samsung owners have a incredible visible jealous of Apple. They always wanted to have a Hardware which was made for only one software. Also, having a smartphone that is made from high quality aluminium instead of a piece of plastic. This guy is pathetic, so is his smartphone.

      • Domodo

        I don’t own a Samsung device… I don’t even like the S5, the design or the UI but I’m being called a Samsung owner, fanboy and a jealous + paid troll. LOL! This is hilarious!

      • ali

        Hahah poor bro

      • Jimmy

        Then why the hell are you f*cking around? If you’re an Apple user like you claim to be, have some manners, and shut the f*ck up.

      • Domodo

        Nice manners you have there, bud. I have opinions and I type them out. Problem? Cry more

      • Jimmy

        I see. Go suck something. No one wants you here.

      • Domodo

        Like I give a flying f. 😀

      • Jimmy

        Same here. Except I’m not a pussy. You’re trying too hard, attempting to hate on Apple, and bash on Apple users. So you deserve every hate reply you get.

      • Domodo

        hahaha Who the hell do you people think you are? The owners of the Internet, devoid of all flaws and ignorance, non deserving any criticism?

      • Michael Duy

        Nice Job

      • Domodo

        I don’t think “manners” means what you think it means.

      • yermum

        Lol

    • ali

      Samsung is now heartbroken because they know that iphone 6 plus will take over the phablet market

  • Anmol Malhotra

    To Samsung and their pathetic ads:

    • Domodo

      Apple had the same kind of ads, Mac vs. PC, but now is the time you hypocrite fanboys get your panties in a bunch. LOL.
      The definition of butthurt.

      • I think the only one butthurt here is you. Don’t be upset they sold so much.. Be happy people smarten up and saw through those silly samsung ads..

      • Domodo

        Hmm. Lets see the definition of butthurt.

        An inappropriately strong negative emotionalresponse from a perceived personal insult.

        If you look hard, you’ll notice that I’m not the one posting pictures with middle fingers in the air. 😉

      • BoardDWorld

        No you’re the one jumping on Apple sites blowing your whistle. BUTTHURT. All I have to say is thank you to all the big Android & Windows smartphones for leading Apple to bigger smartphones.

      • Domodo

        Of course I’m jumping on Apple sites, because I’m an Apple user. Wait, isn’t that what this site is for, instead of raising middle fingers to Samsung and crying over a fukcing advertisement? LOL

      • Jimmy

        GO F U C K YOURSELF!

      • Domodo

        LOL! So much butthurt here

      • Brandon Miranda

        So, anyone like cheese?

      • Domodo

        yummy 🙂

      • Jimmy

        Haha! Speak for yourself. I don’t see anyone but you, f*cker, complaining about Apple.

      • Domodo

        At least I’m not bitching, moaning and crying over a fukcing Samsung advertisement.
        I guess they really hit the fanboy nerve. Good job, Samsung! Hit them where it hurts the most!

      • Jimmy

        Who told you, you motherfukcer, that anyone’s crying over your beloved Shamesung ad?
        You, and other cock-sucking Samsung lovers, are saing so. The butthurting reached a high level with you. Chillax, go suck a dick.

      • Domodo

        Such manners. You are crying, hence the image above, hence the insults. BOY has Samsung hit the fanboy nerve! whoa Cry more

      • Apple

        <3 you too 🙂

      • Supafly_Boy

        Look in the mirror if you want to see the definition of butthurt

      • Domodo

        I have absolutely nothing to be butthurt about and I’m not the one posting images with raised middle fingers in response to an ad by Samsung.
        Butthurt.

      • Chindavon

        Those ads were true. Once you go Mac ain’t no way anyone would go back.

      • Domodo

        Agreed! I’m definitely not switching back to Windows.

      • regkilla

        screw off kid.

    • BoardDWorld

      They’re OK, it shows just how much they’re the offensive. With their last earnings call they have every right to be…

  • Vic O

    iPhone haters, I’m looking at you…

  • Aww poor Samsung it looks like most of you users are switching back. I guess having having iOS on a bigger screen is what they wanted after all..

    • Domodo

      Or you know, the possibility of old Apple users finally upgrading, new users signing up, people switching from other platforms… But nooo. It’s always about Samsung on this iSamsungloadBlog, right? Of course.

      • Yes it always is, where did you expect the additional number to come from? Some are upgrades from old iPhones but even more are from Android automatically meaning Samsung users..

      • Domodo

        Where did I expect the number to come from? Maybe from old Apple users finally upgrading, new users signing up, people switching from other platforms? But you somehow, with no statistics, with no data what so ever, reach a conclusion that it is Samsung users switching. owkay…

      • pegger1

        Old iPhone users upgrading would have happened last year, the year before that and year before that. That doesn’t explain record numbers.

      • Domodo

        There were old iPhone users in 2011, 2012, 2013, but there aren’t any in 2014? Can’t you see preorder records are being broken every year? Sales records are being broken every year. Every year there is more and more OLD iPhone users. This is pure math and common sense.

      • pegger1

        According to you it’s the same people buying the phones. You can’t set sales records if it’s always the same people.

      • BoardDWorld

        Nope, Only Apple Sheep bought into the iPhone 5 & 5/S. The last iPhone I bought new was iPhone 4. Not getting the tear drop was a huge let down. Then a stretched phone with glass windows didn’t do it for me either. This years iPhone is perfect other than the protruding lens. It’s basically a modern iPhone 2G. Rolled edges, Stainless Steel logo. Anyway there’s a ton of us iPhone users waiting for Apple to get it right, that time is now.

      • pegger1

        What would be getting it right for you? According to some every release since the first one is a let down but it’s record sales every year. The rumour mill hypes it up so much that anything short of a time travel feature is a let down. If you don’t like what it has buy a phone that does. But don’t whine about Apple sheep or not getting it right. Everybody gets a phone for whatever reason they choose. Don’t be upset they didn’t get it right for you but did for millions. If they have record sales every year, they must be doing something right.

      • BoardDWorld

        A lot of people were introduced to the iPhone via superseding models, they’re great phones. Outside of Camera updates there were no compelling reasons to update however. This year there are many compelling reasons for people already on iPhone in whatever form to update. Of course not everyone will already be iPone users. I know personally of people who have ditched iPhone because they wanted something bigger (Samsung) and for the first months hated the decision but got use to it’s clunky nature. It’s very likely a lot of people will be jumping ship again this year too.

      • Alberto Espinal

        Dont pay attention he is a single soul on the internet complaining!!

      • Rowan09

        Samsung is the only phone manufacturer selling anything close to Apple, so it’s safe to say most Android users are Samsung owners.

      • BoardDWorld

        “Shipping” anything close to Apple…

      • Alberto Espinal

        Domodo, why why? Why coming here, and dont tell me you have an Iphone, you, the world, will never change our minds so why waste your energy and time, i understand your heart is hurt but get over it man, 4 millions, 4 MILLIONS, doesnt that say something!!

      • Domodo

        It does say something; that Apple was wrong all along. 😉
        Also, I have an iPhone. 😉
        *Alberto’s head goes poof!*
        Would you like me to list you the Cydia tweaks I use, or maybe a screenshot with your very reasonable comment? 🙂

  • Domodo

    Who would have thought! People LOVE big screens, me included.

    But what in the world happened to “Your thumb. It goes from here to here” advertisement? What, my fingers grew within one year?

    youtu .be/EY4c2mh15Yk

    • It still work as there is reachability. It brings the top half of the screen down..

      • Domodo

        And to implement that feature wasn’t really common sense in 2012. See how common sense changes from year to year in Cupertino?

      • They could have but what would been the difference if they did it back then or in another year? you’d still have something bad to say I’m assuming. They added it big deal.. Ideas change and get better its time you learn how the world goes around..

      • Domodo

        You’re absolutely right. Ideas do change, but its usually Apple that is the last one to the party and getting all the credit.

      • They get the credit because they know how to fully integrate it. Not just throw in feature all the time that none is gonna use yet..

      • Domodo

        Nope, they usually throw in features that are already available, limit them, call them magical and premium and collect the money from people naive enough to believe them.

      • They let you do what they feel is enough to have a great user experience. There are quite a few who think other wise, most of them Jailbreak others troll like you..

      • Domodo

        My iPhone is jailbroken on 7.1.2. Could it be that you’re full of it?

      • I take it you didn’t understand what I was saying.
        I said people jailbreak because they want to do more then what apple normally allows? now you just WANT to nit pick lol. My phone is jailbroken too because I know it was capable of more than apple allowed…

      • Domodo

        You implied that there are those people who jailbreak and those who “troll like me”. I pointed out how I’m actually in the first group of the two.

      • You are in both groups.

      • Domodo

        9.1/10 you can do better 😀

      • Lol a troll admitting to be a troll. Now thats new.. whats next?

      • arsenal6

        you are paid by koreaaaaaaa sign me up. i want to be a paid troooooolllll as well!

      • Domodo

        So original…9/10 for the effort

      • Rowan09

        Common sense is people want a bigger screen so they must have a 5″ screen? Common sense shows larger screen phones sells less than smaller screen phones. Apple isn’t a magician and if people ask for something they eventually have to listen. They made the 5 bigger and now the 6 is bigger like we all predicted.

      • Domodo

        “Common sense shows larger screen phones sells less than smaller screen phones.” Its actually not common sense, but statistics and no, statistics don’t show that. Zero high end flagship devices have screens of 4 inches or smaller.
        The problem is that it usually takes them years to listen to what their customers want.

      • Jimmy

        EAT SHIT, DICKHEAD!

      • Domodo

        How when you already ate it all?

      • Rowan09

        Common sense is following the numbers. What do you mean by years? The 5 came out 3 years ago with a bigger screen, but let me guess not big enough so they didn’t listen right? We would by Apples upgrade routine wait for the 6 to see a larger screen and now we have it.

      • Domodo

        Are you forgetting the reason they didn’t go with a larger screen? I’ll give you a hint. http://youtu .be/EY4c2mh15Yk Common sense, eh?

      • Hmm sorry to disappoint but Apple still provides the smaller screen…. in two different models……….. So stop using the same comeback multiple times lol.

      • Rowan09

        I’m not forgetting anything. I hope you know a lot of people do not want a bigger screen. As I stated most phones sold are not big screen phones and even Samsung is having a problem selling big screen phones since a majority of their phones sold are not “phablets” or even high end. Apple made a decision to decide how big to go after the 4S and they decides on 4″ for a comfortable one hand usage. I have a Note 2 as well and while I got use to the screen a little, it’s very uncomfortable for one hand usage to send a message. I have no issue with Apples decision. Are you buying the new iPhones?

    • N&LH

      Samsung keeps bashing Apple. In reality without Apple Samsung would not be able make the crap galaxy and note.

      • Domodo

        Without Android pushing for innovation, Apple would be stuck on iOS 4. Without Samsung, Nike and others creating a demand for smart wearables, you wouldn’t be looking at the Apple Watch today. Last two good, truly revolutionary (by that I mean doing it right), things to come from Apple are the iPhone and iPad, and we both know how long ago those happened. Maybe TouchID, but that’s a minor thing.

      • N&LH

        “Without Android pushing for innovation”…..Innovation. What Innovation that Android pushed to the market.??..Can you list them?

        ” Without Samsung, Nike and others creating a demand for smart wearables,”…………They ALL FAILED….The most failure one is the CRAP Galaxy Gear

      • Domodo

        Let me write it this way… If Android didn’t allow for third party keyboards, do you think you’d be excited for SwiftKey coming to iOS 8?
        What makes you think the Apple Watch will be an unprecedented success compared to the competition?

  • Shakur Ali

    Go on apple

  • Virus

    Samsung has a point mocking Apple’s new larger phones but I bet it would die to have 4M pre-orders of a new handset in the first 24 hours.

    • thomas

      awww poor samsung

  • Steven Code

    “It will never sell” coming from attention whore making a new lineup for…like 40 devices every month xD

  • Adam

    For those that are planning on buying an iPhone directly from a T-Mobile store: Beware that they won’t have 64GB or 128GB models on stock. They’ll only have 16GB models.. That said, if you walk in into the store all you can do is order and that’s it. Which to me, it’s a stupid move by T-Mobile, specially when they sucked at pre orders.

    • Kilroy672

      Last year I wanted the 5S 32 gb from T-Mo. I was stuck with 16 gb because of backordered. This year I did the pre-order of the 64gb space gray from customer service because of the same reason, T-Mo does not carry anything larger than 16gb in stores…stupid.

  • Chris Akers

    NEVER will I buy a larger screen than the 5, 5c, 5s however I would go down screen sizes if need be.

  • There’s a crapdroid fan in the comments named “Domondo.” For your convenience, avoid him. He wants to crap over you for his own satisfaction for not owning/being able to own an iPhone.

    • avd98

      He is highly contaminant. Can cause serious retardation to people.

      • Maxim∑

        I’ll get the drone

    • Domodo

      I don’t even like Android as much as iOS, but I’m suddenly a fandroid. LOL You guys are funny, gotta give you that. It’s also funny how you can’t even spell my username right.

      • You’re either stupid, or very, very dumb. Pick one. Also, I don’t give a crap about your name. Droido.

      • Domodo

        I don’t own an Android device and IMO, iOS (8) > Android.
        If that makes me a Droido… talking about being stupid.

      • Alberto Espinal

        You are really something!!

      • Domodo

        What, a crapdroid? 🙂 You people are funny. Extremely unreasonable and illogical, but funny.

    • gittlopctbi

      I’ve read most of Domodo’s comments, and I think he is just another iPhone user like me who is tired of the hype that Fanboys spit out ad nauseum.

    • Alberto Espinal

      Hahahahahahahahhahaha i love your comment, that dude should be a lawer, he cant loose and replies with the dumbest comment

  • Chris Akers

    there was no reason to go up in screen size

    • J. Rockwell

      There are at least 10 million people that disagree with you, and apple still gives you the option of screen sizes. If you are going to complain I can understand wanting Saphire Glass, or more RAM, but to complain about a feature that people are going crazy over is going to fall on deaf ears.

      • Chris Akers

        I just say this because if you look back look until now its a huge jmp and plus ooooo the camera stabilizes better but it moves so if you drop it who know what will happen

  • ali

    And then samsung keeps on watching……

  • And how many of those people cancelled their orders after seeing how awful the dates slipped after just a few minutes. I ordered 7 minutes before the site went live and I have to wait till October. That’s completely lame!

    • Joey_Z

      woke up at 2am, stayed up til 4 only to see US store was still down. Went to bed, woke up at 6 and shipping time slipped to 3-4 weeks… I had a feeling that all Apple online stores worldwide shared the same inventory, at least for preordering since they all must sit somewhere in the warehouse near Shanghai, with all other online stores went live on time, US customers were really screwed up.

      • David Truong

        you should have ordered on apple store app then, got it around 12:45 pst

      • Joey_Z

        Tried it, and the delivery date was on the 19th on the ios app, almost ordered it. But I wanted to move back to Verizon from ATT for the unlocked version, and the ios app only supports upgrade I think.. decided to wait a little longer for the website to come back…no luck for me…

  • chris

    pre order has spoken..

  • Jason Baroni

    One picture for you, SHAMEsung!

  • Sanil Chitrakar

    4 million isheeps jumped off the cliff in just 24 hrs. tried so hard to stop them but sheeps will always be sheeps. what a sad day. rip

    • Kr00

      Wow, your mother must be so proud of her son, knowing that he trolls tech sites, because he has no life. Give yourself a pat on the back. Puberty isn’t far away champ.

      • Sanil Chitrakar

        whatever you say iSlave. while i wait for puberty why don’t you go to wipe your master tim’s ass.

      • Kr00

        Ha ha, you forgot “coolaid”and “fanboy” in your rant, then you’d have completed the clean sweep for trolling 101. You mad bro? Must be all that fandroid fragmentation.

  • Razick Rilshad

    People will love the iphone 6plus

  • Quang

    So iPhone 6 and 6Plus wont have Apple Pay till October via a software update

  • TwinSon

    My Pre-order says “Backordered” but I already have an estimated delivery date of 9/22/14…anyone else seeing anything like this? Ordered mine through T-Mobile.

  • G-HaB

    Well I am waiting for my 64gb black iphone 6 Plus

    • Alberto Espinal

      6+ 64gb Gold

      • G-HaB

        I had the gold 5s I wanna try something new but the gold 6+ looks real nice

      • Alberto Espinal

        Same case for me, i had the 5s in white so i wanted to try the gold because i wanted it last time!

  • gittlopctbi

    What this tells me is that contrary to some of the fanatical Fanboys around who constantly dissed Samsung for their large screens and saying that they were too big and why would anyone want them (ignoring the huge marketshare that owned large phones) were completely and utterly wrong.

    • Kr00

      Funny thing, when the iPhone was originally released it had the largest screen on the market. I think you’ll find iPhone 6 & 6+ sales will outstrip samsung by a long way as screen size is purely aesthetics. A phone has a practical size limit. Any bigger and it becomes ridiculous. So can we get over who has the biggest now?

      • gittlopctbi

        Yep, I agree. However I do not think that large screens are purely aesthetics and is a form of function as I would rather read my ebooks, my email, and webpages on a larger screen.

      • Kr00

        The principles of aesthetics also apply to function. Its design 101. The three basic principles of aesthetics are, form function and feel.

      • gittlopctbi

        Ah, I see what you mean.

  • jack

    korean lovers are crying

  • jack

    the dog-eaters are pissed

  • Jared

    Question….how can Apple release the phones to additional countries after the launch date if Apple can’t even get their current supply up for delivery to all those of us in the states who pre ordered? My estimated shipping date is between Oct 1 and 6th. I won’t get my phone until then but people in other countries will be able to get theirs? Something not right with that picture…no?

    • Kr00

      Supply numbers are set for each country, so if one country reaches its supply limit, they are then supplied from production. Apple don’t steal supplies from another market, it erodes customer loyalty and cannibalises the supply chain. Besides, each country has handsets made to suit different phone frequencies. Surly there are more important things to be upset about?

  • Is US going to sell contract free iPhone 6s from the launch day? They have the prices in their website. They dont sell it on pre orders though.

  • Domodo

    I’m an iPhone owner… Just sitting here, preferring my iPhone over the Galaxies. 🙂