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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set new record

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Apple sold over four million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets in the first 24 hours since launch.

It seems that Apple underestimated the impact of the new iPhones as iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders managed to establish a new record - "over four million in the first 24 hours." According to the official press release, demand for the new handsets "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."

Walk-in customers will have the change to get their new iPhones in Apple retail stores on Friday, September 19, starting at 8:00 AM local time. In addition to Apple retail stores, both handsets will be available from Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, as well as additional carriers and select Authorized Resellers.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will first reach the US, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Japan, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK while over 20 markets will join them one week later. The list of additional countries to receive the new iPhones on September 26 includes Austria, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and Italy.

Official sources from wireless carriers such as AT&T or Verizon revealed that iPhone 6 Plus orders exceed iPhone 6 orders by far. Unfortunately, official figures for each handset have not been uncovered yet.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-09-15 (Update: 2014-09-15)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.