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Over 4 million people pre-ordered the iPhone 6 on the first day

If you stayed up late to preorder the latest iPhone on Friday, September 12, you weren’t alone: Apple announced Monday that iPhone 6 pre-orders were record-setting despite online store issues, with over four million phones claimed in the first 24 hours. That’s twice as many pre-orders as Apple touted in 2012 with the launch of the iPhone 5.

Apple didn’t share the breakdown between iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders, but the iPhone 6 Plus was in short supply less than an hour after pre-orders began and current ship estimates land somewhere in October. If you still want the biggest iPhone, “both models” will be available for “walk-in customers” at Apple and carrier stores this Friday, September 19, starting at 8 a.m. local time, but I suspect you won’t be able to stroll in at 8:05 and pick up an iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple also announced the iPhone launch dates for 20 more countries. Italy, Taiwan, Netherlands, and 17 other countries will get the iPhone 6 on September 26, but there still isn’t a release date for China.

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