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Apple Announced iPhone 6s Preorders On Track To Beat iPhone 6 Record

Apple announced that the company is already on track to beat its previous iPhone record after its latest iPhone devices became available for preorders on Saturday.

Apple began accepting requests then on orders for the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices that will officially be released and shipped on Sept. 25. And according to Apple, the company is "on pace" to beat the first-weekend sales record it set with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which sold 10 million units in its opening weekend.

"Customer response to iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been extremely positive and preorders this weekend were very strong around the world," Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller said.

While Apple consumers in the U.S. are seemingly excited to get their hands on the latest device, the same is true for those overseas. Apple has also added China to the list of countries the devices will launch in, and as a result the iPhone 6s devices sold-out in just 12 hours, with the rose gold iPhone 6s Plus being the first to became unavailable. China was not an initial launch country for the previous model.

The release dates for the rose gold options have also been pushed back two to three weeks because of its popularity in Canada, the U.K. and Japan.

According to Apple's website, those here in the States looking to get the new the iPhone 6s Plus will also have to wait three to four weeks. However, depending on the color and carrier, the iPhone 6s will be available to ship in just two to three weeks, with the devices available in Apple retail stores Sept. 25 at 8 a.m.

Customer looking to preorder the devices can do so either through Apple or their carriers. The iPhone 6s on contract costs $199 for the 16 GB storage option, $299 for 64 GB and $399 for 128 GB. The full retail price of the 6s will be $649 for 16 GB, $749 for 64 GB and $849 for 128 GB. The iPhone 6s Plus on contract costs $299 for the 16 GB storage option, $399 for 64 GB and $499 for 128 GB. The full retail price of the 6s will be $749 for 16 GB, $849 for 64 GB and $949 for 128 GB.

Apple customer can also lease the devices from them for about $32 a month, with AppleCare and an upgrade every year.

Apple unveiled the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on Sept. 9 at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco. The new iPhones are equipped with 3D Touch, a camera that allows for "Live Photos," faster graphics thanks to its A9 chip, and its already-in-high-demand new rose gold color.

Via: The Wall Street Journal

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