It looks like it will be hard to purchase an iPhone 6 Plus on launch day, even if you’re an Apple Store employee.
Employees who work in the overnight or morning hours of Friday, Sept. 19, will only be able to reserve an iPhone 6 to purchase for their personal use at the end of their shift. If they want a larger iPhone, they’ll need to preorder or stand in line with everyone else.
An anonymous Twitter user posted the plans.
That backs up previous information stating the iPhone 6 Plus is in short supply when compared to the smaller iPhone 6.
Before the special media event last week, many believed the larger handset wouldn’t launch for up to a month after the 4.7-inch version hit the market because of supply issues. That, obviously, didn’t turn out to be the case.
Earlier this morning, Apple announced that it sold more than 4 million of the handsets during the first 24 hours of preorders, which started last Friday, Sept. 12.
During the chaotic first couple of hours of preorders, the iPhone 6 Plus was quickly sold out for launch day delivery with the iPhone 6 not too far behind.
Currently, Apple’s online store is saying any iPhone 6 Plus order will now ship in three to four weeks while an iPhone 6 can be sent in seven to 10 business days.
So if you’re planning to stand in line at an Apple Store, or a carrier location, on launch day be prepared to get there early if you’re wanting an iPhone 6 Plus.
Along with the United States, the handsets will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, and the United Kingdom on Friday.