Apple sets company record as iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders top four million within first 24 hours

Apple announced this morning that pre-orders of the upcoming iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus surpassed four million units within the first 24 hours. Order for both devices went live at Friday at 3:01am EST and quickly saw shipping times slip for each to 3-4 weeks.

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, stated, “iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are better in every way, and we are thrilled customers love them as much as we do. Pre-orders for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set a new record for Apple, and we can’t wait to get our best iPhones yet into the hands of customers starting this Friday.”

There was no specific sales number for either the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus as the four million milestone was a combined effort, nor a country breakdown. Canadians are able to pre-order the new iPhones at various retailers, the Apple Store, and several carriers including Rogers, Bell, TELUS, MTS and Sasktel.

The launch date is scheduled for Friday, September 19th.