iPhone 6, 6 Plus shipment times drop to 7 to 10 days, 6 Plus at 1 to 2 weeks
Apple is slowly catching up with demand for its popular iPhone 6 two months after the handset launched, with the company's online storefront now showing shipping times pegged at 7 to 10 days for most models, including the 16GB iPhone 6 Plus.
A check with the Online Apple Store shows iPhone supply is slowly creeping up on a balance with demand, which quickly depleted initial stock when the smartphone duo hit store shelves in September.
Currently, both 64GB and 128GB iPhone 6 models, as well as the 16GB iPhone 6 Plus, are available to ship in 7 to 10 days in all colors and on all major U.S. cellular carriers. Additionally, the 16GB iPhone 6 variant is on a 5 to 7 day ship-by timeline, while some brick-and-mortar Apple Stores are showing in-store pickup availability for various iPhone 6 versions.
As for the iPhone 6 Plus, shipment times are slightly improved from previous 2 to 3 week estimates, but supply is still coming in at a trickle. The Online Apple Store is now listing 1 to 2 week ship-by dates for most iPhone 6 Plus variants operating on U.S. networks, while only a few 16GB versions are available for in-store pickup.
AppleInsider has confirmed that in-store availability as reflected on Apple's website is up to date, though customers may want to check back regularly as stock may fluctuate.
Apple announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at an event on Sept. 9. Initial supply quickly ran dry as both models saw pre-order delivery dates slip just hours after going live. Recent market analysis found the 4.7-inch model to outsell the larger 5.5-inch "phablet" by a three-to-one margin in the U.S.