iPhone 6 and 6 Plus ship times drop to one day, Retina 5K iMac back in stock

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Apple appears to be catching up with demand for its latest devices as the Online Apple Store on Thursday shows one-day ship times for most iPhone 6 Plus storage configurations, 1 to 3 days for iPhone 6 and immediate availability for the Retina 5K iMac.

Apple's online storefront has been updated to reflect iPhone 6 Plus shipping estimates of one day for 16GB and 64GB models in all three colors and major U.S. wireless carriers AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. Ship-by times for iPhone 6 models in the same capacities also dropped to 1 to 3 days.

Availability of higher capacity 128GB versions also improved for the iPhone 6 Plus, which now stands at 3 to 5 business days. The 128GB iPhone 6, however, is still showing 7 to 10 days for all color options.

In addition to increased online supply, many brick-and-mortar Apple Stores are offering same-day in-store pickup for a majority of both iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, even 128GB configurations. Users can check stock at nearby outlets through the Online Apple Store.

Interestingly, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus availability flip-flopped compared to supply checks earlier this month that saw much slower ship times for Apple's large-format device. Analysts initially attributed slower lead times on pent up demand for an Apple phablet, but a report in November revealed iPhone 6 sell through outpaced that of its larger sibling three-to-one.

Apple has been making steady progress in meeting iPhone demand since it quickly burned through initial supply shortly after launch. Prior to today, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus was most impacted by low yields and high demand.

As for Apple's new Retina 5K iMac, shipping estimates have dropped from 1 to 2 weeks seen earlier this month to "In Stock" status for base configurations. Custom orders with CPU, memory, storage and graphics card upgrades can delay ship-by times up to 2 to 4 business days, but the change in availability suggests Apple has all but caught up with demand.

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