iphone 6 order 2

Following their unveilings on Tuesday, Apple has made both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus available for online pre-order. I want to be up front and say that I have not seen the online store (website) come back up yet, but myself and a number of readers/colleagues have managed to place orders through other avenues.

It seems like people are having the most success with¬†the¬†Apple Store app. It takes some patience, and maybe even a few tries, but that’s how¬†I placed my order, and was able to opt for in-store pickup. Otherwise, you can try your carrier’s website‚ÄĒI see some folks on Twitter have had luck ordering with¬†AT&T and Verizon.

Still, it can’t be good for Apple’s business that it’s more than an hour late (at the time of writing) in getting its online store back up.¬†It went offline around 8pm PST, and was supposed to return at 12:01 am¬†PST. Additionally, users¬†have complained of¬†typical pre-order issues with carrier sites, such as crashing/load failures.

Update:¬†it’s about 2:15 am PST, and it looks like Apple’s web¬†store is back online¬†for most folks.

Anyway, if you manage to get through, keep in mind that the iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen, and is easier to use with one hand. The 6 Plus has a larger 5.5-inch screen, a bigger battery, and an exclusive camera feature called Optical Image Stabilization. The iPhone 6 starts at $199, and the 6 Plus starts at $299 (with contract).

You may also be interested in reading over these recent posts on the two handsets:

If you do pre-order, make sure to let us know what model and color iPhone you go with below!