After months of long wait times for the most popular models of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it appears that every model is now available and in stock from the Apple store. While discounts and sales on the devices are currently hard to find, this is usually the point at which retailers begin cutting prices.
It appears supply has finally met up with demand for the IPhone 6 and 6 Plus. We've been bringing you reports and updates since the release of the smartphones last September and can finally report that every model is now available from Apple's online store for either AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. Availability at carriers and retailers still may be limited for certain models.
Upon release, the usual Apple feeding frenzy erupted, and both devices were extremely hard to find across all sizes, storage capacities, colors and carriers, with the 16 GB models of the iPhone 6 the most available, and the iPhone 6 Plus almost impossible to find. As time went on, supply eased up on some models, but the iPhone 6 Plus was still very difficult to locate, along with the 64 GB Space Gray version of the iPhone 6.
Last month, with the holiday season in full swing, the 128GB models of the iPhone 6 Plus were still in short supply, along with the 64 GB Space Gray iPhone 6. Also in short supply were sales on the devices, which were selling out for full price almost everywhere. There were a few scattered discount deals from retailers on Black Friday along with pre-Black Friday sales from retailers such as Sam's Club and Walmart, but these were very limited and also applied mostly to the 16 GB versions and not to the iPhone 6 Plus. Apple itself, along with all three major carriers, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, never offered any sales on the devices in their stores from Black Friday all the way through Christmas.
Now that the device is fully in stock across all sizes, carriers and storage capacities, it's likely we can expect some discounting soon. Once supply meets demand, the retailers, carriers, and Apple itself are in essence competing with each other for customers. Even though Apple and the carriers ultimately profit from each iPhone sold, they make considerably more when the device is actually purchased directly from them. So if you've been holding out for a good deal on an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, you may be in luck soon, as the competition heats up for those consumers who have not yet taken the plunge.
As soon as new deals are announced, we'll be sure to bring you the latest. Meanwhile if you just can't wait, the good news is you can get whichever model you desire for full price, immediately at the Apple Store.