In a statement to Re/code, Apple has announced that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have set new records for overnight preorders.
An Apple representative said that the overnight sales of the new iPhones set a record, though Apple did not say how many have been sold.
“Response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been incredible with a record number of preorders overnight,” Apple told Re/code.
Earlier today, AT&T announced that it saw the best iPhone demand in two years. The phones have received immense interest today, despite Apple Online Store issues. T-Mobile’s systems have been crunched due to the demand, meaning sales representatives have had to resort to pen and paper to reserve iPhones for customers.
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As posted earlier, the iPhone 6 Plus is sold out universally with Apple quoting 3 – 4 weeks shipping estimates. Reports leading up to the event had indicated that 6 Plus supply would be constrained, and these concerns have been realized. The iPhone 6 (the 4.7 inch model) remains generally well-stocked. However, Apple is clearly ready to set another first-weekend iPhone sales record. Last year, Apple reported 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c sold in the first three days of availability.