Apple Said to Receive 500,000 iPhone 6 Plus Units on October 8

Apple set a new record with its first weekend iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales: 10 million units sold in just 72 hours. The most popular device among buyers apparently was the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, Apple’s first phablet, which aims to reserve its share in the quickly growing market of huge smartphones. However, those who wanted to grab one had to face the harsh reality of delayed delivery. This is about to change thanks to a new wave of iPhone 6 Plus units, but will they meet market demand?

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A Foxconn insider speaking with Jiemian said that Apple is about to receive another 500,000 iPhone 6 Plus units on October 8. This compares to the 6 million iPhone 6 units to be received on the same day.

As we previously reported, Foxconn’s output of iPhones currently stands at 540,000 per day: Of those, only 140,000 are iPhone 6 Plus units, and the rest are iPhone 6 units. Apple’s assembly partner has 80 production lines for iPhone 6 units and 28 lines for the iPhone 6 Plus. In addition, the rumours were true — Foxconn started manufacturing the iPhablet a month after the iPhone 6.

Now it remains to be seen whether “#bendgate” will push demand back for the high-end iPhone 6 Plus. As of the writing of this article, the device will be available to ship within 3-4 weeks in Canada, and Apple is about to launch the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in another 20 countries worldwide.

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  • Mike Fradette

    It’s frustrating to see that the time for iPhone 6 Plus 128GB units has been 3-4 weeks since 1.5 hours after the pre-order launch. There must not be as much demand since it’s been 2 weeks and the 3-4 weeks delivery date has not changed online. I want my phone I pre-ordered at 1:45am PST on September 12th lol! Apple’s website tells me that I won’t get it until October 21-28th 🙁

  • AEdouard

    If you live in a big city just check iPhone Plus availability at the Apple Stores in your area at midnight (when they refresh inventory). Here : https://reserve.cdn-apple.com/CA/en_CA/reserve/iPhone/availability

    You can select with or without a carrier plan. I got my 6 Plus Saturday the day just after launch that way. Reserve, then pick up when you want the next day. Just make sure you check at 12:00. If there’s nothing just come back the next day. They receive shipments throughout the week.

  • AEdouard

    double post.

  • Mike Fradette

    My closest Apple Store is 2200km away

  • MrApple

    I received a dud 64gb gold Plus at the Apple store with the wifi not working. Spent 3 days trying to fix it myself… I’m 98% now that I have a bad wifi chip. Now I have to try and return it for another… who knows how long this will take. I lucked out getting the first one by reserving. I really wish Apple had produced more stock for the plus at launch.

  • RT

    wow better start walking!

  • kabsalsa

    I ordered a 64gb gold plus at 50 minutes after preorders started and it already said 3 to 4 weeks. The lack of supply is annoying. Every time I look at the preorders, I only see 6s… Mind you, I have never checked right at midnight.

  • AEdouard

    Don’t worry. Just go to the Apple Store and they’ll give you a new one right away. They always have stock reserved for exchanges. They’re just not available to a customer who’s buying one for the first time. They’re also in different boxes (simpler with only the phone in them). I should know I exchanged two iPhone 5’s at launch (the 5 had that scratches thing right out of the box issues).

  • AEdouard

    It worked for me. Very easy process and if you do it right at midnight you’ll be ok. Just check the next day if there’s nothing. They do go fast though. I reserved mine at 12:01 saturday and then checked the stock for fun in the next few minutes. All the Plus’ were gone from the four Montreal Apple Stores at like 12:08.

  • OtR

    No they don’t. My wifi was DOA also and I have to wait. Stores have no stock for replacing defective units.

  • AEdouard

    Well, that’s different from past launches then.

  • neodragon

    Maybe a dumb question, but does that mean Apple isn’t receiving anymore phones until then?