iPhone 6 Pre-Orders Start This Friday, Release Date Set for September 19
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available for pre-order starting this Friday, September 12, with the actual shipping date arriving a week later on Friday, September 19. That latter Friday will also be when they appear for purchase in physical Apple Store locations.
Pre-orders will be done through the online Apple Store, and the pricing has been set to start at $199 for an iPhone 6 with two-year contract subsidy. The iPhone 6 Plus starts $100 higher with a two year contract subsidy at $299. Both of the entry-level models have 16GB of storage, but the next model up for both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus offers 64GB of storage.
If you have a desire to pickup the iPhone 6 and get your hands on one relatively early in the release cycle, it is highly recommended to participate in pre-orders or to wait in a line at an Apple Store. The iPhone routinely sells out upon launch and is often backordered for several weeks, and the iPhone 6 is unlikely to be any different. It’s not yet known when exactly pre-orders will begin, but 12AM PST (midnight) is not unusual. Ambitious individuals will likely begin lining up at Apple Stores relatively soon so they can buy one on release day.