Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which are set to officially release this upcoming Friday, are completely sold out worldwide. Those who failed to take advantage of the pre-order availability of the phones are now looking at a wait of several weeks to get a hold of one of the popular devices.
It was reported last week that pre-orders of the new phones were off to a very strong start. Several days after pre-orders became available on September 12th, Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller stated that customer “response to the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus has been extremely positive and preorders this weekend were very strong around the world.” Many speculated that the new phones were on pace to break sales records set last September when the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were released.
All color and storage combinations of the iPhone 6s Plus sold out sometime last week. Just last night, however, it appears as if all color and storage combinations of the iPhone 6s sold out, as well. Those looking to order one of the devices are looking at a five-day shipping delay at the earliest for certain models of the 6s, and up to four weeks for certain models of the 6s Plus.
It’s not unusual for iPhone models to sell out before the official release date. When the iPhone 6 was released last year, customers were having a hard time getting their hands on a new phone weeks after the official release.
According to Apple, those still looking to get an iPhone on the release date may still have a chance – many of the Apple retail stores will have more stock available on September 25th. Many stores in the US (although not those in tax-free states) will open at 8AM for iPhone sales, with reservations being allocated for those in line about fifteen minutes before the doors open. Those who aren’t brave enough to face the long lines will just have to order online and wait.