Oh iPhone 6: How Much Do We Love You? 4 Million Times And Counting
Apple posted a news release stating a record number of orders for the new iPhone 6 over a 24-hour period.
“CUPERTINO, California—September 15, 2014—Apple® today announced a record number of first day pre-orders of iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, with over four million in the first 24 hours. Demand for the new iPhones exceeds the initial pre-order supply and while a significant amount will be delivered to customers beginning on Friday and throughout September, many iPhone pre-orders are scheduled to be delivered in October.
Additional supply of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available to walk-in customers on Friday, September 19 at 8:00 a.m. local time at Apple retail stores. Customers are encouraged to arrive early or order online from the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) to pickup in-store or receive an estimated delivery date. Both models will also be available on Friday from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, additional carriers and select Apple Authorized Resellers.
“iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are better in every way, and we are thrilled customers love them as much as we do,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Pre-orders for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set a new record for Apple, and we can’t wait to get our best iPhones yet into the hands of customers starting this Friday.”
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK beginning this Friday, September 19 and in 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”
Unfortunately, I wasn’t among them. I am in a bit of a dilemma here trying to figure out if I should purchase a locked vs. unlocked phone.
And, to add to the confusion, the three big Canadian carriers – Telus, Bell and Rogers – will be increasing their contract fees if you wish to upgrade.
Really? I am paying through the nose already and this crooked madness has to stop at their end.
We desperately need a competitor to come in and show these companies how to justifiably treat their customers. They have such a monopoly right now and I am waiting to see if one of these companies finds a heart and a conscience and develop a financially affordable contract for their customers.
In the meantime, the Apple Geeks at Cupertino must be doing a happy dance and Samsung execs are feverishly trying to come up with more ads to negatively target Apple. They should save their money. It’s not working.
Have you purchased your iPhone 6 yet? Is it locked or unlocked?