Apple’s new iPhones are “already off to a record start,” reports the Apple Insider. Pre-orders during the first 24 hours for both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reached 4 million, the story says.
“By comparison, Apple two years ago received over two million pre-orders for the iPhone 5 within 24 hours,” reports CNET.
The CNET story adds, “The iPhone 6 has the potential to be the biggest launch in Apple’s 38-year history, with the latest design providing two larger-screen models, slimmer and lighter bodies and a new mobile-payment system. Apple reportedly has asked manufacturing partners to produce about 70 million to 80 million units of its larger screen iPhones by December 30, which is about 30 percent to 40 percent more iPhones than it ordered for its initial run of last year’s iPhone 5S and 5C.”
Adds the Apple Insider, “As of Monday morning, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is advertised to ship within 7 to 10 business days, while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus will ship in 3 to 4 weeks.”