Preorders for Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus only started at midnight but already there is a backup. Demand for these new devices is so great that once an order is placed, it will take on average three and four weeks to arrive for most carriers.
However, according to AT&T, the volume of orders is so big that it could take up to six weeks for customers to receive their phones. One of the biggest challenges was finding a working website. Unfortunately, the feeding frenzy caused the Apple Store to go throughout many regions and even when people could gain access using Apple’s iOS store application, there were severe limitations once presales began.
Both T-Mobile and Sprint also experienced serious problems with preorders of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Both of these carriers’ sites went down for hours and once back up, people had trouble with service fading in and out. For Sprint, this was bad news since sales of the new Apple products is expected to help with the company’s turnaround.
With two new devices to choose from, consumers have incredible options. Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are exceptional, which explains difficulties with ordering and long ship times, but each boasts distinct features in great demand. Some of the things that consumers might consider when choosing between the two devices include:
• Impressive 5.5-inch screen
• Long battery life
• Optical image stabilization in the camera
• Excellent movie watching capability
iPhone 6 Plus
• Nice slender design
• Special one-handed use mode
• Convenient and portable due to smaller size over the
According to an Apple representative, orders of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are being taken at stores like Target, Best Buy, and Wal-Mart. It was also noted that the first shipment of the new devices is expected to reach consumers by September 19 although most people will wait longer due to the huge backorder issue.
Unless the new iPhone 6 Plus was in the first round of preorders, consumers will probably not get their hands on the device until well past the September 19 release date and for anyone interested in returning the iPhone 6 Plus, replacement is expected to be a challenging process.