When You Should Expect Your iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus to be Delivered
If you have pre-ordered the all-new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus for launch day delivery; then, it is time for you to read your inbox because, chances are, you already received the sipping notification. Apple has started sending out tracking numbers to their customers before their launch day last September 25.
While other buyers of iPhone 6S in the US had their orders shipped last week, those who live in other countries haven’t. In the UK, for example, the delivery status of their pre-ordered devices hasn’t changed up until last Wednesday night.
When you already have your tracking numbers, some couriers in other countries will provide you with a time slot on when you should expect your device. This may not be a concern for those living in cities that aren’t busy with the Pope’s visit.
As Apple released their iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in their retail stores a few days ago, the online orders for the smartphones experience backlogs. This, however, is normal for Apple; they’d usually be short of inventory for their new models for weeks, or even months.
According to a pre-order tracker for iPhone 6s, the backlogs for orders and shipments of the iPhone 6S Plus in the US, Australia, China, Japan, and the UK is primarily due to configurations on storage, as well as carrier options.
The smaller iPhone 6S, on the other hand, also experienced backlogs. For China, shipments for this model will be delayed by 2 to 3 weeks after ordering; meanwhile, in Australia, Japan, and the UK, they will experience a delay of a week shorter than China. In the US, iPhones that are ordered today may be shipped between October 5th and October 19th, depending on which carrier you’ve ordered it from, as well as the storage and color of the mobile.
When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were launched last year, the orders for those models were still experiencing supply-demand imbalance up until 4 months after they were launched.
These backlogged iPhones, however, started the typical wave of sales on various secondary selling sites, such as eBay, by those who were first in the line for pre-order 2 weeks ago and have received their mobile phones today.
Some eBay sellers, in fact, overestimated the buyers’ willingness to pay outrageous prices for the unit; two of which posted prices above $10,000 for iPhone 6 Plus.