Since the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units launched, Apple has been struggling to meet demand: After the initial stock sold out (like hotcakes), customers were “discouraged” by the 3–4-week shipping time, at least for the iPhone 6 Plus units. Now Apple seems to be catching up with demand for the popular unit, as the shipping time for the 16 GB version of the 5.5-inch iPhone has dropped to 7–10 business days.
It looks like the changes Apple made recently in its supply chain have had the desired effect: A quick check at the company’s online store reveals that supply has improved for both models, although the iPhone 6 Plus still lags. The only version that ships in 10 days is the 16 GB model. If you choose the 64 GB, you will need to wait 2–3 weeks, while for the 128 GB the shipping time is 3–4 weeks.
For those shopping for an iPhone 6, all models ship in a maximum 10 business days. The 16 GB version is available even earlier: The shipping time is estimated at between 5 and 7 business days.
The same improved shipping time is also visible in Europe and China, just in time for the holiday shopping season, which will kick off shortly.