Oh noes, fanbois! iPhone 6 Plus shipments 'DELAYED' in the UK

Is EMBIGGENED Apple mobile REALLY that popular?

Fanbois in Britain who rushed to buy Apple's iPhone 6 Plus on Friday apparently triggered a delay in shipments.

It comes after Cupertino's now well-trodden marketing spiel that demand for its large pocket stroker hit a record number of pre-orders in the US.

In Britain, Apple is telling customers shopping via its online store to expect the iPhone 6 Plus to be delivered between three and four weeks after its 19 September release date.

And the shipment date for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has also slipped by seven to 10 business days for Brit customers placing their pre-orders online now through Apple's store.

Mobile operators including EE, Vodafone and O2 are all warning customers that their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders could be delayed by anything between 10 and 30 days after the devices hit UK High Streets.

As The Register noted yesterday, Apple's online store is now telling Stateside customers that they will have to wait anything up to a month after the iPhone 6 Plus hits the shops on 19 September before they can fondle the 5.5-inch smartphone.

Similarly, mobile operators Verizon Wireless and Sprint Corp are warning subscribers of shipment delays of up to six weeks for the iPhone 6 Plus.

But the iPhone 6 mobe - a 4.7-inch model - will apparently be available for delivery to US customers next Friday.

Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller claimed to Reuters: “Response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been incredible, with a record number of pre-orders overnight."

Naturally, she didn't reveal any numbers to back up that Apple claim, which Vulture Weekend understands can be found on page-9,106 of Cupertino's PR bible. ®

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