Apple has begun accepting online pre-orders for its newest and largest pair of iPhones, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Both models are now available for pre-order in a several countries, including the U.S. and the UK, France, Germany, Spain Italy, Australia, Canada and France. For China, Asia’s dominant market, the Pre-orders didn’t open up yet.
In U.S. many carriers, including AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint as well the the big retail stores are also accepting the pre-orders through the day.
For the customers in the United States, the iPhone 6 is offered in 16, 64, and 128 GB capacities for $199, $299, and $399, respectively, with a two-year contract. Contract-free pricing begins at $649. Apple’s higher-priced iPhone 6 Plus is available in 16, 64, and 128 GB capacities for $299, $399, and $499, respectively, with a two-year contract. Contract-free pricing on that device begins at $749. While for the customers in the UK, Apple store is selling the devices starting at £539 for the iPhone 6, and £619 for the iPhone 6 plus, without a carrier contract.
As per set dates the phones, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be available in stores on Friday, September 19. Apple is also allowing in-store pickup for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders this year.
Apple has been forced to follow the big screen race which was triggered by Samsung’s Galaxy Note phablet. It Initially tried for some incremental screen bump on the iPhone 5 but now there comes a more substantial shift, with the prior 4-inch flagship screen size being pushed up to 4.7 inches on the new iPhone 6 and a full 5.5 inches on the 6 Plus. It inflates the iPhone to properly phablet proportions for the first time.
It is the first time that Apple has simultaneously launched different-sized iPhone, so it will be interesting to see whether iOS buyers goes for big or biggest.