Apple online store crashes due to iPhone 6 demand

Apple online store crashes few moments after iPhone 6 is up for pre-order.

The Apple online store crashed on September 12, 2014, moments after the iPhone 6 was put up on the website for pre-order. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on pre-order on September 12, 2014 at 5 pm AEST, but at 5:05 the site crashed due to the heavy traffic and displayed “We’ll be back” in different languages.

On September 9, 2014, Apple had launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at an event held in Cupertino, where they also announced that the phones will be up for preorder.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

This is the second time that the Apple site has crashed due to the heavy demand of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Last week, on September 9, 2014, the Apple was down for a while all around the world during the live streaming of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch event. At the event, Apple launched the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch and its new mobile payment software Apple Pay.

There are also reports that the iPhone 6 Plus was sold out within a few hours. Meanwhile, popular shopping website was flooded with people who secured their iPhone 6 pre-order. One user listed the iPhone 6 Plus for $2400, while the same model is officially selling on the Apple website for $1129.

The iPhone 6 will be in stores and ready to ship by September 19, 2014, but the iPhone 6 Plus will take at least 3-4 weeks more to ship.

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