iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly in Very Short Supply for In-Store Launch

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    Ahead of tomorrow's launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in a number of countries, customers who didn't place pre-orders for delivery have been lining up at Apple's retail stores and those of its carrier and retail partners hoping to obtain one first thing in the morning.

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    A new report from BGR claims, however, that those looking for an iPhone 6 Plus are likely to be disappointed, as the units are in extremely short supply.
    The report notes that stores are seeing decent supplies of iPhone 6 units, with all colors and capacities available, but much like with the gold iPhone 5s last year, it appears that only a handful of customers at the very front of store lines will be able to purchase an iPhone 6 Plus at many locations.

    Update: Multiple carriers have confirmed that supplies of the iPhone 6 Plus will be constrained, reports Re/code, with a Sprint representative saying the company's inventory is "extremely limited."

    Article Link: iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly in Very Short Supply for In-Store Launch
     
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    Or generated? :rolleyes: (just kidding)
     
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    Production issues were reported repeatedly before the iPhone 6 was announced. So this news article shouldn't really come as surprise.
     
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    Hopefully, I'll be able to find one on Monday! I can't get it until then :( I don't mind waiting a week, as long as I have it by the 1st of October.
     
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    I just want to go to the store to check the Plus and see if it is too big or I can handle it. The thing is, I don't want to be nowhere close to the frenzy it will be the first few days. I hope they will have few on display later on next week.
     
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    I went to the ATT store today and ordered 2 x 128GB iPhone 6 (standard size) and they are saying 7-14 days. Not bad at all. I am ready!
     
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    Record pre-orders and reports from months ago of supply issues with the 5.5" screen, this is not really a shocker. Makes me glad I stayed up till 12:30am to get mine ordered through the store app.
     
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    Probably more like supply constraints. They had to design a brand new screen and reportedly yields are low. The 326ppi screen production process is older and more refined.
     
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    I was planning on waiting in line this year, but I really didn't want to take the chance of waiting all night and not being guaranteed to even get one.

    Preordered a 16GB Space Gray iPhone 6 Plus! Shipping in late November :eek:
     
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    This is like the gold iPhone 5S of last year.
     
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    Pathetic...really? How are you expecting 4-5 million sales one 1st weekend?
    Geez apple...with all that time...you're just scamming people to buy your iPhone when you are SHORT IN SUPPLY... when did you start producing these products?
     
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    Seems their sources are only 3rd party retailers and carrier stores. I think this is to be expected.

    There will be higher a supply at the Apple Stores.
     
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    Seen a lot of posts from retail employees mentioning only 16GB 6 Plus phones in stock. To those in line tomorrow:

    May the odds be ever in your favor
     
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    Typical.

    Better idea is to wait until November/December when stocks should be caught up. But cue the outrage that Apple couldn't make enough of them . . .
     
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    Im glad both my iphone 6 plus are in UPS system ready to be delivered to me tomorrow. God bless the Apple Store App! I ordered both my phones in less than a min...

    If you snooze you lose.

    Dont be the grasshopper hahahaha
     
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    If you're asking this question then you're already too late lol.
     
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    That means I'll be able to sell my iPhone 6+ on ebay for big bucks! Whoo!
     
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    You will almost certainly not find an iPhone 6 Plus on Monday. From what we've seen and heard if you did not preorder one or are not standing in line now for one, I would assume there will be none available after tomorrow for at least a month.
     

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