8am Friday. That's when you'll have to be in the line at the Apple store to get your hands on the latest and greatest iPhone, the new 6s and 6s Plus. (Lindsay, that's when you'll have to wake up and crawl out of your tent.) Apple is saying that it'll have stock in a bunch of stores, but that demand will be high — so get in early.
This post was originally posted on September 22 at 11AM.
Apple will be distributing the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus — in all three 16GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities and all four Silver, Space Grey, Gold and Rose Gold colours — to its own 22 Apple Stores around the country, as well as to stores and online for Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, Virgin, "additional carriers", and "select Apple Authorised Resellers".
From the look of this long list of retail partners, there will be more iPhone 6s stock in Australia than any previous iPhone launch, but demand is going to be extremely high, so make sure you get in early on Friday.
If you're late to pre-order stock from Apple's online Store or any of the telcos, you'll likely be waiting a while. Rose Gold wait-lists are in excess of eight weeks, and the cheaper models are also already sold out for at least a couple of weeks or up to a month. More spice will begin to flow once the initial launch day and launch week craziness finishes up, so if you can hold off for a couple of weeks then you should be able to find an iPhone in the colour and capacity that you want.
We'll be reporting live from Friday morning's line at the George St flagship Apple Store in Sydney, but if you're planning on lining up there or elsewhere, let us know in the comments! Feel free to share a photo or two once you're there, too.
The Apple iPhone 6s comes in three models — 16GB, 64GB and 128GB:
• 16GB: $1079 • 64GB: $1229 • 128GB: $1379
The iPhone 6s Plus also comes in three models — 16GB, 64GB and 128GB:
• 16GB: $1229 • 64GB: $1379 • 128GB: $1529
Don't feel like buying your new iPhone outright? A bunch of telcos have a bunch of plans on offer. Click each image to find out individual device and plan pricing from each of Australia's four largest mobile telco carriers.