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Apple Store online down in preparation for iPhone 6 pre-orders [u]
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Sep 12, 2014, 02:10 AM
[Update: Pre-orders have begun] The familiar "We'll be back" sign has appeared on the US and other countries' online Apple Stores in advance of the expected 12AM PT Friday opening for pre-orders on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Customers in Australia, the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Puerto Rico and of course the US can pre-order the devices, which will appear at retail September 19.

Along with Apple, US carriers AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint are also taking pre-orders, and all four are going to allow in-store pickup -- which should help anxious buyers, but may aggravate the expected short supplies of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Apple will likely delay reporting opening weekend sales until after next week, presuming sales set another record. With two models and substantial enhancements from the previous iPhone 5s -- along with new US carrier programs that encourage easier upgrading -- a new all-time high is likely.

A number of merchants are offering trade-in specials and discounts on iPhone 6 pre-orders, including Radio Shack, Walmart, Sam's Club and Verizon (among others). Our sister site AppleInsider has a Trade-In Guide for those wishing to exchange their current or former iPhones towards the cost of a new one.

Update: The online Apple Store in the UK is now open to pre-orders. At the time of writing, the United States version is still showing the "We'll be back" message. A number of carriers on both sides of the Atlantic have also started to accept pre-orders.
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Sep 12, 2014, 05:12 AM
Hm. Funny, but it's 2:10 AM PDT, and I still see only, "We'll be back." Verizon Wireless, on the other hand, opened for orders shortly after midnight PDT.
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Sep 12, 2014, 11:09 AM
Well got mine ordered here at 6:00 AM EST this morning...no problem. It even let me go thru AT&T's Next selection option.

Woohoo...always fun to get a new iPhone!!
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