Apple has today revealed that it reached record levels for pre-orders of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, selling 4 million iPhone 6 smartphones in the first 24 hours of it becoming available for pre-order, and ahead of the smartphones official launch on Friday in the UK and US.

Because of this Apple has stated that it is already out of day one stock on its website, stating to customers that they won’t receive online orders until October, despite the September 19th release date.

However this still hasn’t phased most potential buyers, a lot of whom have already started to queue in London and New York for the smartphone, looking forward to its new design, features and more importantly that larger screen size.

“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.”

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be available on September 19th in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK, and in 20 additional countries from September 26th including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.

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