Sometimes bigger really is better. After becoming available for preorder online, the iPhone 6 Plus completely sold out in just a matter of hours.
The newest 5.5 inch version of the phone is so popular that there is now a three to four week delay in deliveries, and that’s just from Apple. Unfortunately for impatient consumers purchasing the new phone through their current phone carriers, the wait is even longer. Verizon estimates a shipping date of October 14 for the 16GB and 64GB iPhone 6 Plus, and if you’re hoping to buy the gargantuan 128GB version, you’re going to have to wait until the end of October. AT&T also announced that it’s going to be at least a month and a half before the company can get the iPhone 6 Plus to anyone.
If you are currently with T-Mobile, be prepared to see your iPhone 6 Plus phone “soon,” an ambiguous assurance to customers that they will have access to the new device, but it is unknown when. Similarly, Sprint’s date of release is also unknown. On the flip side, the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 is set to be right on time for the scheduled September 19 release date with only AT&T mentioning that their phones may take an extra week or two to arrive.
Back in July, Business Insider reported that Apple was having production issues with its “phablet” that may cause delays in shipping. Despite rumors of delays, Apple was able to turn out the product in the end. Unfortunately for consumers, delays for the biggest iPhone yet are still very real.
All of the press about the iPhone 6 Plus bodes well for Apple. While the tech company has no shortage of fans and enthusiasts, many new consumers are drawn to the iPhone because of its smaller screen size (compared to the company’s Android competitors). Building a larger phone – and seeing consumers flock to it with much vigor – proves that people love Apple products and are willing to wait for the newest, biggest iPhone on the market.