Apple Announces Record Pre-orders for iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Top Four Million in First 24 Hours

The wait is over, the new iPhones will be available in New Zealand on Friday, 26 September.

Apple today announced a record number of first day pre-orders of iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, with over four million in the first 24 hours. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available from the Apple Online Store; through Spark, Vodafone, 2degrees and additional carriers; and from selected Apple Authorised Resellers beginning on Friday, 26 September 2014.

“iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are better in every way, and we are thrilled customers love them as much as we do,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Pre-orders for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set a new record for Apple, and we can’t wait to get our best iPhones yet into the hands of customers starting this Friday.”

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in selected countries beginning this Friday, 19 September and in 20 additional countries beginning on Friday, 26 September including New Zealand.

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the biggest advancements in iPhone history, featuring two new models with stunning 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina® HD displays, and packed with innovative technologies in an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design that is still comfortable to hold and easy to use. Both models are better in every way and include: the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture for blazing fast performance and power efficiency; advanced iSight® and FaceTime® HD cameras; ultrafast wireless technologies; and Apple Pay™, an easy way to simply and securely make payments with just the touch of a finger.*

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The new iPhones include iOS 8, the biggest release since the App Store℠, featuring a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience with new Messages and Photos features, predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType™ keyboard and Family Sharing. iOS 8 also includes the new Health app, giving you a clear overview of your health and fitness data and iCloud Drive℠, so you can store files and access them from anywhere.

Pricing & Availability

iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space grey, and will be available in New Zealand for a recommended retail price of NZ$999 for the 16GB model, NZ$1,149 for the 64GB model and, for the first time, a new 128GB model for NZ$1,299. iPhone 6 Plus comes in gold, silver or space grey, and will be available in New Zealand for a recommended retail price of NZ$1,149 for the 16GB model, NZD$1,299 for the 64GB model and NZ$1,449 for the new 128GB model.

* Apple Pay will be available to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus customers in the US as a free update to iOS 8 this October.

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Apple reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, defined the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad and has announced Apple Watch, its most personal device ever. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store, continues the rapid pace of innovation of mobile software with iOS and integrated services including Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world with OS X, and free iOS and OS X apps like iWork and iMovie.

I am pretty damn excited about getting my hands on one of the new phones and the most exciting part? I will be with Apple in Auckland on the 26th of September to do so!

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