Apple (AAPL) has booked a record number of preorders for its new iPhones, with more than 4 million in the first 24 hours.
The company didn’t give a breakdown of which phone was the more popular between the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Apple’s website now says preorders for the iPhone 6 will ship in seven to 10 days, while the larger phones will ship in three to four weeks. There will be additional supplies of the new phones at retail locations when in-store sales begin on Friday morning.
Apple was overwhelmed on Sept. 12 as it started accepting online preorders. It marked the second time in a week that Apple’s website buckled from the attention, a sign of immense interest in the new devices amid the surging popularity of rival large-size smartphones. Read More