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As the Christmas holiday approaches, Apple Store shipping estimates for both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus from all carriers in all colors and in 16 and 64GB capacities have now improved to just 1 business day in the United States, bringing the company close to reaching a supply/demand balance on those devices.

The larger-capacity 128GB devices remain somewhat more constrained than the lower-capacity models, and ship in 3 to 5 business days.

Shipping estimates are similarly improved in many other countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Thailand, Philippines, and more.

Throughout the month of December, shipping estimates have been slowly improving as Apple has catches up with demand, and in early December, estimates had improved to 3 to 5 days for 16/64GB models and 7 to 10 days for 128GB models. Last week, estimates for the 16and 64GB models improved further, reaching 1 to 3 day estimates before jumping up again this week to just 1 day.

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The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have been severely constrained since their September debut, but Apple has worked hard to improve available supply, going so far as to reportedly delay mass production on the rumored iPad Pro to focus on producing more iPhone 6 Plus units.

In store supply of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has also seen major improvement over the course of the last few weeks, and in many stores around the country, it's now possible to walk in and purchase an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. According to tracking tool iStockNow, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units from all carriers and in all colors and capacities are widely available at most stores.

Back in October, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that demand for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was "far outstripping" supply, but based on the continually improving shipping times, Apple appears to be on track to meet its supply goals before the end of the year.

Article Link: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Shipping Estimates Improve to 1 Business Day for 16 and 64GB Models
 

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Throughout the month of December, shipping estimates have been slowly improving as Apple has catches up with demand, and in early December, estimates had improved to 3 to 5 days for 16/64GB models and 7 to 10 days for 128GB models. Last week, estimates for the 16and 64GB models improved further, reaching 1 to 3 day estimates before jumping up again this week to just 1 day.

Come on MR, need to work on Grammar. "Apple has catches up..." Really?
 
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KdParker

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I can't see why anyone would wait on a previous order with these configurations.

Just cancel that order and get it in 2 days. :)
 
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westrock2000

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that Apple stores around me have 128gb iPhone 6+ in stock.

Wife got me a 128GB 6 for Christmas and it was about 10 day wait as noted in the article. iPhone 6+ on the other hand they had plenty of in store.

Every one was saying how if Apple didn't make the 6+ their days were numbered. Yet I have only so far seen 1 person with a 6+ and apparently the stores are not moving what was already a much lower volume product.

Not saying it's a bust by any means, but I think people over estimated what size phone most Apple customers wanted.

EDIT: Oh and by the way 128GB on a phone? Crazy. My laptop doesn't even need that much space :p
 
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GuitarDTO

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Wife got me a 128GB 6 for Christmas and it was about 10 day wait as noted in the article. iPhone 6+ on the other hand they had plenty of in store.

Every one was saying how if Apple didn't make the 6+ their days were numbered. Yet I have only so far seen 1 person with a 6+ and apparently the stores are not moving what was already a much lower volume product.

Not saying it's a bust by any means, but I think people over estimated what size phone most Apple customers wanted.

EDIT: Oh and by the way 128GB on a phone? Crazy. My laptop doesn't even need that much space :p

You clearly speak for the entire iPhone population :roll eyes:

There are 4 6-plusses in my family's 8 person share plan alone. It's supposedly doing really well in non-US countries as well.
 
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Nunyabinez

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What do you want? Availability of iPhones or human rights for workers of Apple suppliers?

I"M SO CONFUSED!!!!

:D
 
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Proven-PPC-Mgr

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UPS Can't Deliver

This is bullsh**. I ordered an iPhone 6 on November 20th and UPS lost it or someone stole it. Apple sent me another one and the same thing happened yesterday. It made it up until the last UPS hub city and then the tracking info never got updated after that.

Now we're a week away from Christmas and they want to send another one just so UPS can lose it again? How many iPhones do you throw down a bottomless pit before you stop doing it?! :mad:
 
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patent10021

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Was tempted to get 64 for the sake of fast delivery but for the minuscule difference in price to 128GB it just isn't worth it. I just got a notice on my phone from Apple that the shipping dates for my 128GB have been improved and will ship in 3 days anyway.

I swear the 128GB has different shipping dates because of those RAM issues in the 128GB models and they're hiding it. It's not like 128GB modules are so different they'd cause global shipping rates to be different than lesser capacities.
 
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ssl0408

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Was tempted to get 64 for the sake of fast delivery but for the minuscule difference in price to 128GB it just isn't worth it. I just got a notice on my phone from Apple that the shipping dates for my 128GB have been improved and will ship in 3 days anyway.

I swear the 128GB has different shipping dates because of those RAM issues in the 128GB models and they're hiding it. It's not like 128GB modules are so different they'd cause global shipping rates to be different than lesser capacities.


I don't know about that. Apple is still using the TLC flash for the 128gb model
 
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patent10021

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I don't know about that. Apple is still using the TLC flash for the 128gb model
'Still using' could just mean they're just using what's left over. Meanwhile as they're transitioning or whatever there are constraints. There's a reason why the 128 has slower shipping and it seems quite coincidental that it's the version with RAM issues.
 
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UsernSC

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My Order was placed on 10-10

Does this mean that since I have waited for two months that now i only have to wait just a little more?
 
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dragje

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Nice, but that explains why I need to wait until January before I get my iPhone 6 down here in Holland the Netherlands. That is, when you order an iPhone 6 from t-mobile.

However, the good news is that you get massive bonus on your two year contract, 35% off on internet and unlimited free calls and sms's. Meaning, you pay about €46 euro's a month for 5000 mb download a month and unlimited calling.

The device itself cost €124,- and after that you pay about €46,- a month. For this €124,- you'll get the 124 gig version iPhone 6.

Not bad. I payed more each month before, about €50,-, with my iPhone 5 for 2 hours calling time and 2000 mb download.

So it's a big improvement for me (and my girlfriend)
 
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iolinux333

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All these "supply constraints" feel exactly by design. How convenient to push people last week to "order right now" or "maybe too late for Christmas," yet suddenly two days before Christmas a last second gut wrenching can't afford it fence sitter can have it overnighted to make just in time.

It's so weird that the same person who will believe all the weirdest conspiracies about "the oil companies" will at the same time believe without question the most bizarre BS coming from Angel #, even though Apple has more money and better marketers that ExxonMobile could ever dream of.
 
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