Apple Sold More Than Four Million iPhone 6’s in First 24 Hours of Preorders

Apple today announced a record number of first day pre-orders of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with over four million in the first 24 hours.

Demand for the new iPhones exceeded the initial pre-order supply; consequently many iPhone pre-orders are scheduled to be delivered in October.

Apple notes that an additional supply of iPhones will be available to walk-in customers on Friday, September 19 at Apple retail stores and 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.

The new iPhones start at $749 and climb to $1,079.