The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were launched for pre-order on Friday, 12th September, in UK and US and other major markets. According to the Apple official site, iPhone 6 Plus sold out before, with the big carriers quoting a waiting time of 4 weeks approx. however, iPhone 6 has also sold out, but has a lesser wait time, i.e. 8 to 10 days. Apple announced on Friday, "Response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been incredible with a record number of preorders overnight."
While this story was heralding in the market, Apple simultaneously announced the astounding figure of 4 million units via pre-order. When Apple had released iPhone 5C and 5S, it did not formally announce the figures; however, the pre-orders for iPhone 5 in 2012 were 2 million. At present, it definitely sounds like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are making history as the world's fastest selling smartphones. In addition, AT&T builds up credibility as it announced that it has received more demands for the latest iPhones than the previous models. The anticipation for the general sale on September 19th is building high, and many believe the sales to cross staggering 10 million units, that is if the Chinese supply chain and Apple can keep the supply chain stocked up.
The iPhone 6 has undoubtedly transformed the definition of smartphones. The question lingering is that if the iPhone 6 actually becomes the best selling phone of all time, then what would be the fate of smaller tablets, such as kindle fire and iPad Mini? And also, if this phone becomes success; will the other manufacturers follow the same trend and would 5.5 inches become the usual size for smartphones?