1. Espo's Avatar
    I've been trying to get a grasp on the whole backorder status of all iPhone 6 and 6 Pluses. I check 2 sites daily looking for an iPhone locally in stores so I can just go and pickup (iStocknow that searches apple/best buy/radio shack/target -and- the seaturtle site that checks all apple stores) and as of this morning there are NO 6 or 6 plus for AT&T ANYWHERE near me to be found, and actually according to seaturtle there is ONE store in the USA with an AT&T 6 plus, and NONE even close to me with an AT&T iPhone 6. Now what blows my mind is Apple/Foxconn's claim that they have 200,000 employees that can make 400,000 iPhone 6 and 140,000 iPhone 6 Pluses every day, working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is day 24 since launch day, and you can imagine they had A LOT of devices made before launch day, but lets think just since launch day...so in 24 days they have produced 9,600,000 iPhone 6's and 3,360,000 iPhone 6 Pluses....so where are they all going? I understand the 6 plus is the most in demand, and I believe 10,000,000 iPhone 6/6+ were ordered in the USA, but yet I cannot find a single 6 or 6 plus anywhere around me to go and buy...something isn't adding up. And to boot, my 6+ I have on order (ordered 9/19) is not scheduled to deliver until 11/9-11/27...
    10-13-2014 10:54 AM
  2. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    They're going to other countries who are willing to pay more since it's not available there. Black market.
    10-13-2014 11:10 AM
  3. Spencerdl's Avatar
    There in my Basement, would you like to purchase one? (only kidding). It seems as though this happens every year. I actually think it's done on purpose.
    sting7k and Premium1 like this.
    10-13-2014 11:33 AM
  4. Fit24's Avatar
    I guess it depends on where you are located. Not sure about AT&T in my area but my Sprint 64GB 6 plus arrived last week; weeks ahead of schedule. I was even able to exchange it in store for a 128GB 6.
    10-13-2014 11:50 AM
  5. finn5975's Avatar
    There are many, many factors at play I believe.
    1. Sites like Seaturtle are not entirely accurate
    2. The claims by Foxconn/Apple are estimates and any variability in those estimates based on any given time can render your figures inaccurate
    3. Of the phones having been/being produced, you have many different carriers fighting for the phones in addition to AT&T
    4. The United States had dibs on phones for about 1 week. The number of countries hit 20 on September 26, with an additional 36 countries/territories by the end of this month (with China and India included)
    5. The iphone 6+ has by FAR exceeded Apple's planned expectations, albeit it appears their expectations were low to begin with. That doesn't help matters for those in the market for the 6+.
    6. You also have those Foxconn workers trying to produce the upcoming tablets which according to rumors, many have been pulled off of the tablet lines to help with the iphone demand.

    So yeah, while it might seem on the surface like you should have no problem finding an iPhone....there are quite a few things at play here.
    eyecrispy, Espo, Spencerdl and 1 others like this.
    10-13-2014 12:41 PM
  6. LCW's Avatar
    They are going to China
    qbnkelt and boovish like this.
    10-13-2014 09:41 PM
  7. Espo's Avatar
    They are going to China
    That's not even right. While we wait for weeks/month for pre-orders/orders, new markets get devices. Shame on apple.
    10-14-2014 07:15 AM
  8. taz323's Avatar
    That's not even right. While we wait for weeks/month for pre-orders/orders, new markets get devices. Shame on apple.
    They are doing pre orders in china.

    http://forums.imore.com/imore-com-ne...ml#post2365074
    10-14-2014 07:42 AM
  9. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    Come to my little town. The authorized Verizon retailer has both models in stock.
    10-14-2014 08:25 AM
  10. Espo's Avatar
    They should have to get in line...

    Come to my little town. The authorized Verizon retailer has both models in stock.
    If I had VZW, I would probably take you up on that
    the_tech_eater likes this.
    10-14-2014 08:48 AM
  11. taz323's Avatar
    They should have to get in line...



    If I had VZW, I would probably take you up on that
    Thinking since they don't go on sale out there till Friday, they prob will.
    10-14-2014 08:51 AM
  12. HankAZ's Avatar
    They should have to get in line...
    They did. Across the US on launch day. Did you see the videos from NYC and SFO (for example)?

    Sorry that you’re still waiting for your iPhone 6/6 Plus. This scenario is not new. Apple does this every year with the new iPhone launch. Millions upon millions sold. Millions more waiting. And the larger screen sizes this year have made it worse. About all you can do is keep looking and be patient.
    10-14-2014 09:09 AM
  13. Espo's Avatar
    They did. Across the US on launch day. Did you see the videos from NYC and SFO (for example)?

    Sorry that youre still waiting for your iPhone 6/6 Plus. This scenario is not new. Apple does this every year with the new iPhone launch. Millions upon millions sold. Millions more waiting. And the larger screen sizes this year have made it worse. About all you can do is keep looking and be patient.
    This is the only reason I'm being impatient and wondering why it's taking so long to fulfill orders is because I'm using this phone since my iPhone 5 broke on me. Oh and I've ordered every iPhone to date and never had to wait more than 2 weeks, maybe I was lucky in the past and my luck wore out...

    Where are all the iPhone 6 and 6+ going?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1413296619.917739.jpg
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    10-14-2014 09:24 AM
  14. jdhooghe's Avatar
    To supply the media's endless fascination with bending.
    qbnkelt likes this.
    10-14-2014 09:31 AM
  15. finn5975's Avatar
    This is the only reason I'm being impatient and wondering why it's taking so long to fulfill orders is because I'm using this phone since my iPhone 5 broke on me. Oh and I've ordered every iPhone to date and never had to wait more than 2 weeks, maybe I was lucky in the past and my luck wore out...

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    Woah. I am now feeling your pain. That said, the 6/6+ will feel even that more amazing once you get it!!
    10-14-2014 09:53 AM
  16. Espo's Avatar
    Woah. I am now feeling your pain. That said, the 6/6+ will feel even that more amazing once you get it!!
    Yes, and I am using my iPad mini with Verizon service for email/iMessage/calender so when I do get my hands on the Plus, it will actually feel small
    10-14-2014 10:22 AM
  17. Premium1's Avatar
    I've been trying to get a grasp on the whole backorder status of all iPhone 6 and 6 Pluses. I check 2 sites daily looking for an iPhone locally in stores so I can just go and pickup (iStocknow that searches apple/best buy/radio shack/target -and- the seaturtle site that checks all apple stores) and as of this morning there are NO 6 or 6 plus for AT&T ANYWHERE near me to be found, and actually according to seaturtle there is ONE store in the USA with an AT&T 6 plus, and NONE even close to me with an AT&T iPhone 6. Now what blows my mind is Apple/Foxconn's claim that they have 200,000 employees that can make 400,000 iPhone 6 and 140,000 iPhone 6 Pluses every day, working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is day 24 since launch day, and you can imagine they had A LOT of devices made before launch day, but lets think just since launch day...so in 24 days they have produced 9,600,000 iPhone 6's and 3,360,000 iPhone 6 Pluses....so where are they all going? I understand the 6 plus is the most in demand, and I believe 10,000,000 iPhone 6/6+ were ordered in the USA, but yet I cannot find a single 6 or 6 plus anywhere around me to go and buy...something isn't adding up. And to boot, my 6+ I have on order (ordered 9/19) is not scheduled to deliver until 11/9-11/27...
    Well since they are opening it up to more countries, that is where they are going. Apple waits longer to start production and were completely caught off guard with how the 6+ would be in such demand(not sure how that is possible when you are paying someone to figure that out, but guess they get what they pay for, because clearly that person should be fired) so I wouldn't expect them to be easy to get until January at the earliest, especially with all these new countries that are now getting the iPhone as well.
    10-14-2014 01:31 PM
  18. neurodave's Avatar
    At my store in New Jersey. We get about 2-3 shipments a week, 10 a pop.
    10-14-2014 01:43 PM
  19. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    This is the only reason I'm being impatient and wondering why it's taking so long to fulfill orders is because I'm using this phone since my iPhone 5 broke on me. Oh and I've ordered every iPhone to date and never had to wait more than 2 weeks, maybe I was lucky in the past and my luck wore out...

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    Quick, someone get this man an iphone stat. This pains me to see.

    @OP, just be patient, you will be able find one eventually, and once you do, you will appreciate it all the more
    10-14-2014 03:59 PM
  20. sanibel's Avatar
    They are going to China
    Aren't they made there?
    10-14-2014 04:12 PM
  21. donawalt's Avatar
    On AT&T, I Just kept watching the apple.com store site, availability for pickup at my local store. I checked about 3x a day. Low and behold on Friday night Oct. 3 it said available for pickup, I ordered a Space gray 128GB iPhone 6, and picked it up the next day, just two weeks after the first deliveries. I did that with the 5s too. If you watch, they get phones in every day and the stock status updates on site.
    10-14-2014 07:49 PM
  22. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I found out that the apple site isn't accurate to what they actually have I stock at the stores. I kept checking for the space grey model I wanted and it said not available and I happened to be at the mall for something else and stopped by and asked and low and behold, they had what I wanted I stock. I literally walked in and out in 5 minutes with my 6. So, if you have an Apple Store near you, I'd go do a drive by and see.
    10-14-2014 08:16 PM
  23. Derrick4Real's Avatar
    I have a hunch that that site is not that accurate. Granted i'm on sprint and live in LA but a week after launch i walked into a Sprint store without an appointment or reservation and bought a space grey iphone 6 64 GBs. They had them in stock. Shoot the problem wasn't stock the problem was that Sprint, had exactly one customer service rep working and a waiting list of 15 people. They couldn't sell out of iphones if they wanted two. I kid you not one hour after opening the store they'd waited on a grand total of one customer and he still wasn't finished. It took them over 2 hours just to set up my phone they were so inept and i still had to call customer service when i got home to keep my plan. But point is they had some phones in stock. Not all, No 6 pluses, and i'm not sure they had 128 6s in gold. But they had the other 6s. I'm sure it also doesn't hurt that there's there's tons and tons of places to buy iphones in an area as dense as LA. And if there's no just drive to the next town and you'll get another 2 Targets, Radioshacks, carrier stores, best buy etc.
    eyecrispy likes this.
    10-14-2014 09:44 PM
  24. ezeuzo1's Avatar
    I found out that the apple site isn't accurate to what they actually have I stock at the stores. I kept checking for the space grey model I wanted and it said not available and I happened to be at the mall for something else and stopped by and asked and low and behold, they had what I wanted I stock. I literally walked in and out in 5 minutes with my 6. So, if you have an Apple Store near you, I'd go do a drive by and see.
    My experience was similar. The site indicated not in stock. Went in this morning and picked one up from the Apple Store.
    eyecrispy likes this.
    10-14-2014 11:02 PM

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