It's iPhone frenzy day, and this morning in Sydney saw a pretty decent queue outside Australia's flagship Apple Store and all the high-street stores of the country's major telcos. So, if you avoided the line earlier today, are you able to duck into a store right now and pick one up?
We've called half a dozen Apple Stores in different states and have been told that stocks are OK. Lines persist at some stores, though, so there's no guarantee that you'll be able to pick up your favourite model or even any iPhone at all as more people turn up to buy one. We were told that as usual, ordering online is the best way to confirm your iPhone purchase — although you'll join a long queue for delivery and there's a 6-8 week wait.
It looks like Vodafone's doing OK. We do know that Rose Gold models, and 64GB capacities in particular, are taking a beating. From a Vodafone spokesperson:
"Vodafone’s stock levels remain healthy and we’re confident customers will be able to get their hands on an iPhone today. However we are expecting a busy weekend so we encourage customers to get in quick."
Optus stocks seem OK from the few stores we've called around. That said, it's not a sure thing that you'll get what you want. From an Optus spokesperson:
"The new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus went on sale this morning at Optus stores, online and via telesales. We know our customers are eager to get their hands on these new phones. As with many new phones, stock is limited. Customers wanting to get their hands on the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus should regularly check Optus’ website for stock availability."
We've called a couple of Telstra stores and have been told that there's plenty of stock of all iPhone 6s models. The iPhone 6s Plus is proving more popular than the 6s, and one store wasn't sure if it had any left, but those were lower in stock anyway. That said, we can't speak for all stores around the country.