Apple started accepting pre-orders for iPhone 6 plus and iPhone 6 earlier today and the shipping date has already slipped to 3-4 weeks for certain models. A quick look at Apple’s online store reveals that iPhone 6 Plus in 128GB and 64GB variations has been extremely popular as the availability has pushed to more than 3 weeks, the 16GB variation shows availability as 7-10 days. While iPhone 6 is still in stock as all variations show delivery date as September 19.
It’s clear that there was pent-up demand for a large screen iPhone. With iPhone 6 plus launch Apple is all set to take the market by storm. iPhone 6 plus features 5.5inch Retina HD display , second generation 64-bit chip, improved camera sensor, NFC chip and more. iPhone 6 features nearly the same features as iPhone 6 plus except the display size which is 4.7 inch and doesn’t feature optical image stabilisation.
The new iPhones will be available in retail stores on September 19. Eager customers began queuing outside the stores much before the phone was announced. Apple may face shortage of stock to meet the release day demand. This has become a trend of sorts with all major product launches from Apple in the recent past.
Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, didn’t hesitate to comment that iPhone 6 will be mother of all upgrades. Publications that have published early impressions seem to be highly positive about the new phones.
With both new phones featuring larger displays there is something new to experience for everyone. Apple Pay could also play a major factor in bringing in new customers as Apple plans to revolutionise mobile payments. Apple claims that Apple Pay will be easy, fast and secure. The service demo shown during the event involved bringing the phone near the NFC device and simply touching the Touch ID to authenticate payment. The company claims that it will not store any data on its server and will use token system to completely randomise every transaction without storing any sensitive information.
Bigger display, NFC, better camera, faster processor and thinner design that’s exactly what people wanted and Apple has delivered.
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