iPhone 6 pre-order: Apple store back online as phones go on sale

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus available for pre-order

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones are now available for pre-order, one week ahead of their release on 19 September.

The iPhone 6 is currently available to pre-order from various sites, including the Apple store, EE and, O2, Three and Vodafone.

However, it seems there has been high-demand for Apple’s new iPhones, with shipping times beginning to slip. Over on the Apple Store, all 64GB iPhone 6 models are now shipping within “7 to 10 days,” while the 16GB and 128GB models are still showing as shipping on 9 september.

The iPhone 6 Plus seems to have been the most popular model. All 64GB and 128GB models are now showing a shipping estimate of “3 to 4 weeks,” while the 16GB models are showing “7 to 10 days.”

Although the phones were expected to be available from 8am BST today, 12 September, as of 8.40am most of the online stores listed as iPhone 6 resellers were down. EE and O2’s site seemed to be struggling to handle pre-orders, while the Three site lists pre-orders as beginning from this afternoon.

Of the other sites listed by Apple as selling the iPhone 6, the device is not currently displayed on the GiffGaff or TalkMobile sites, while Virgin is not taking pre-orders and will begin selling it from 19 September

However, the iPhone 6 is currently available to pre-order at Carphone Warehouse. 

We will update this article as the stores come back online, so keep the page bookmarked.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were unveiled by Tim Cook on Tuesday evening and represent a major change in the firm’s smartphone portfolio, with both devices featuring larger screens, new processors and NFC support.

The iPhone 6 has a 4.7in screen, while the iPhone 6 Plus is Apple’s first foray in the ‘phabet’ space with a 5.5in screen. The iPhone 6 Plus can also work in landscape mode, and has ‘two-element’ app menu capability, allowing more information to be displayed.

The addition of NFC is part of a push by Apple for its new payment system called Apple Pay. This is being made available from October for customers in the US, and is due for a European release at some point in 2015.

The iPhone 6 will come in gold, silver or space grey, and will be available in three different storage options and suggested pricing options.

£539 for the 16GB model

£619 for the 64GB model

£699 for the 128GB model

The iPhone 6 Plus also comes in gold, silver or space grey but is the more expensive of the two devices.

£619 for the 16GB model

£699 for the 32GB model

£789 for the 128GB model

There are no 32GB versions of either device available. Pre-orders can be placed with a raft of vendors and operators including Apple itself – both online and in-store – as well as O2, EE, Three and Vodafone and via Apple Authorised Resellers.

Pre-orders are also available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico and Singapore.

Apple unveiled the new iPhone models alongside its long-rumoured Apple Watch, although this will not be available until 2015 and there has been no confirmation of UK pricing as yet.

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12 September 2014 | 8:05 am – Source: v3.co.uk

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