Was Tim Cook right? Have Android users switched over to iOS?
Well, he might be on the money and the pre-order sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus proves this. The pre-order sales hit a new record as 4 million units in just the first 24 hours.
The first batch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus should have been delivered yesterday on the 19th of September. The initial list of countries that can pre-order and get the iPhone delivered to them include America, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Apple will deliver most of the orders by next month.
On the 26th of September, 22 more countries will have the iPhone 6 variants available to them. The list includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.
Malaysia isn’t on the list but the Cupertino country is hoping to reach 114 countries by the end of the year so we might get the opportunity to buy it by December. Fingers crossed!
Speaking of iPhone 6 pre-orders, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Foxconn, the manufacturer for the iPhone 6 in China is having problems keeping up with the overwhelming demand of the headset’s pre-orders. Apple is leaning heavily on Foxconn this time around for a successful iPhone 6 launch. We have been churning out 140,000 iPhone 6 Plus and 400,000 iPhone 6 every day, the highest daily output ever,” one anonymous insider said. “The volume is still not enough to meet the pre-orders.” About half of all displays produced for the 5.5-inch smartphone have failed to meet Apple’s standards.
So, will Apple really be able to get the iPhone 6 variants to our country before 2015 rolls out and keep its high standards? It seems we might need to keep expectations low for now.