UPDATE 2-Larger Apple iPhone shipments behind amid record orders

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By Soham Chatterjee and Sam N. Adams

Sept 12 (Reuters) – Customers might have to wait 3 to four
weeks to get their hands on Apple Inc’s iPhone 6 Plus,
after a record series of orders for a company’s latest
smartphones stretched accessible supply.

The new iPhone 6 goes on sale on Sept. 19 in a United
States though a association began holding online orders on Thursday.
While a incomparable 5.5-inch “Plus” models now arrangement a wait time
of adult to a month, a 4.7-inch chronicle stays accessible for
delivery on Sept. 19, Apple’s website showed. (bit.ly/1qNAOLK)

Verizon Wireless, ATT and Sprint Corp,
also showed conveyance delays of adult to 6 weeks on their
respective websites. Apple pronounced a gait of orders has so far
outstripped any of a prior iPhones.

“Response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been incredible,
with a record series of pre-orders overnight. Pre-orders are
currently accessible online or by a Apple Store App,”
spokeswoman Trudy Muller said.

Apple customarily grapples with iPhone supply constraints,
particularly in years that engage a smartphone re-design. The
latest iPhones come with incomparable screens and some analysts had
anticipated that prolongation issues might keep a lid on initial
runs.

Its suppliers had scrambled to get adequate screens ready
because a need to redesign a pivotal member had disrupted panel
production, supply sequence sources told Reuters final month.

It was misleading either a hiccup could extent a series of
phones accessible to consumers, a sources pronounced during a time.
Apple declined to criticism on supply sequence issues.

In addition, Chinese business might also have to wait until
the year-end before they can buy a iPhone 6. Apple is nonetheless to
set a recover date for China, a world’s biggest smartphone
market.

The association denounced a latest iPhones along with a watch
and a mobile payments use on Tuesday.

ATT’s arch executive of mobile and business, Ralph de la
Vega, told investors during a discussion in New York that iPhone 6
orders have so distant surpassed orders final year and a year
before.

“It is such a good thing to arise adult in a morning to know
that we have hundreds of thousands of orders already before you
even have a crater of coffee,” pronounced a executive.

Apple’s iPhones tend to stimulate a kind of initial buying
frenzy different to many other brands, partly since of the
company’s well-honed selling tactics.

On delegate markets online, a rights to a pre-ordered
iPhone 6 Plus are value as most as double a unsubsidized
sticker price. One eBay auction for an unbarred 128-gigabyte
gold chronicle of a 5.5-inch phone, for example, was behest at
$1,625 on Friday afternoon, compared with a face value of $949.

One post on a New York City book of Craigslist sought
$10,000 a payoff to “be one of a initial few people to
own this indication and before a rest of a world.”

New iPhones tend to get listed during stratospheric prices on
various online sell sites from a United States to China, on
the arrogance that there’s large direct from people who contingency get
their hands on a phone from day one. That in turns fuels a
grey marketplace of dealers who buy in bulk for resale.

(Additional stating by Marina Lopes in New York Reporting by
Soham Chatterjee and Ankush Sharma in Bangalore, and in; Editing
by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty and Bernard Orr)

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