Earlier today, Apple blog 9To5Mac set a fire under the internet with a post claiming that all iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models are sold out ahead of the September 25 launch date.
After trawling through Apple’s online store, they came to the conclusion that that the company has sold out of all models “in the U.S. and worldwide”, and “the earliest delivery quote you can now get for a new iPhone is September 29.”
While it may be technically true that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models are sold out on Apple.Com, that’s the internet, and there’s still a whole, big world full of Apple stores out there.
9To5 Mac noted that some countries will have phones available on a walk-in-and-wait basis on Friday, and when we contacted Apple to find out if this includes Australia, they assured us that it does.
While they did not comment on the validity of the 9to5Mac article, they assured us that phones will be available in Apple Stores this coming Friday morning. Per their most recent media release:
iPhone® 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the most advanced iPhones ever, will be available at 8:00 a.m. local time on Friday, 25 September at Apple’s retail stores. Stores will have the new iPhones available for walk-in customers who are encouraged to arrive early. Both models will also be available on Friday from Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, additional carriers and select Apple Authorised Resellers.
While Apple say they will have phones available in store, they haven’t said how many, so it would be advisable to set up camp as soon as you can. The only question is, how badly do you want one of these things?
You (artist’s impression).
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