4M iPhones Ordered in First 24 Hours

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Apple has reported record sales of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with sales reaching four million within the first 24 hours of availability last Friday. Numbers for the weekend haven’t been released. In fact, so many people wanted the phone, some preorders aren’t expected until October as the number exceeded the pre-order supply. Apple’s site says that iPhone 6 preorders should ship in seven to ten business days while shipments of the iPhone 6 Plus won’t go out for three to four weeks. The highly anticipated phones are expected to go on sale in stores in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapre and the United Kingdom on Sept. 19 and in 22 additional countries beginning on Sept. 26. However, if you were planning on waiting and just nabbing a phone at your favorite retailer on the 19, you might want to show up early, as there is a chance that they might sell out as well. To give perspective to the record, FierceWireless reports that when Apple released the iPhone 5 in 2012, they received more than 2 million preorders within the first 24 hours, and weekend sales were more than 5 million. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus more than doubled that amount, with the 6 Plus seemingly the more popular model.]]>

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