Apple runs out of online iPhone 6s and 6s Plus stock, shipping delays ahead
It sure took Cupertino a little longer than in previous years, but ultimately, the newest iPhones have sold out well ahead of their actual launches. It’s worth pointing out that this time around, pre-orders kicked off on September 12 for a dispatch nearly two weeks later, on the 25, unlike in 2014, for instance, when the 6 and 6 Plus accepted reservations between September 9 and the 19 release date.
What does it all mean? It’s not necessarily bad news, mind you, as Apple may have taken more time to assemble extra inventory, and satisfy greater demand. It’s therefore still possible the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will break the sales records of their predecessors, both for the upcoming first weekend in stores, and in the long run.
Currently, interested buyers around the world are treated to online messages hinting at delivery deadlines ranging from September 29 to October 13. As expected, the larger 5.5-inch model is harder to come by, and supply chain constraints might plague 6s Plus availability all the way through the end of the holiday season.
If you don’t mind endless lines, crowd hysteria, and likely a night of sleeping under the open sky, you could always ditch Apple’s e-store, and pick a brick and mortar location where early Friday morning, limited iPhone 6s and 6s Plus batches will go up for grabs.
Remember, the “entry-level” configuration starts at $649 outright, and the top-shelf 16GB variant sets you back $749 stateside.