Verizon & AT&T iPhone 6 Plus Backorders Shipping Early

Despite long iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus backorders Apple is catching up to the initial demand and shipping some iPhone 6 Plus backorders up to two weeks early.

Readers report that orders placed well after the pre-order are now shipping for delivery this week. This is great news for buyers who waited up until the early hours of the morning only to find out that their iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders would not ship until October.

Read: How to Find an iPhone 6 Plus in Stock

We’re hearing good news for Verizon and AT&T iPhone 6 plus orders, but many users are still disappointed with the T-Mobile iPhone 6 Plus order process and shipping times.

Gotta Be Mobile reader Ken W. shared news that his 64GB space gray iPhone 6 Plus ordered from Verizon on September 19th shipped this week for delivery on Friday, a week early.

AT&T and Verizon iPhone 6 Plus orders shipping early.
AT&T and Verizon iPhone 6 Plus orders shipping early.

A member of the Gotta Be Mobile team placed an order for the Verizon iPhone 6 recently and it shipped early as well. Ship times vary based on storage, color and carrier, but many times Apple is shipping faster than carriers. This is likely as they prioritize new stock for Apple Stores.

Some AT&T iPhone 6 plus orders are also shipping out faster thanks to the increased stock. Multiple AT&T iPhone 6 Plus shipments are heading to users over the last 24 hours, many coming ahead of estimated deliver times.

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This is great news considering how difficult it remains to walk into any carrier or Apple Store to buy an iPhone 6 and especially the iPhone 6 Plus. While checking to see what Apple Stores offer the iPhone 6 Plus in stock, it is still very tough to find one on AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile.

Read: iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy S5

RjakActual rants about the number of people bending their iPhone on purpose and performing other stunts while he waits until November for his pre-order to arrive and user voneahhh shares an annoying tale of moving T-Mobile iPhone 6 Plus shipment dates.

“Fellow 6plus T-Mobile preorderer here. First they held my order until I called and confirmed that I wasn’t joking when I paid for my iPhone and that I actually did want it to be shipped (lol amirite), and now my shipping estimate for the past week has been (ncurrent weekday+2 weekdays)

I feel like a rabbit on a treadmill chasing a carrot.”

On Twitter some Sprint iPhone 6 Plus buyers are also wondering what’s going on with their order. Oscar Jasso asks, why his order is just sitting in a warehouse.

Sprint did manage to ship out a good number of iPhone 6 Plus orders early, but after fulfilling the pre-orders it looks like Apple is keeping any iPhone 6 Plus stock close to the Apple Store, and doling them out to carriers as they see fit.

The shipments arrive as Apple released and pulled an iOS 8.0.1 update that broke cellular connectivity on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for many users, as well as disabled Touch ID.

Apple also made news from reports the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus bend too easily when carried in a pocket. Although some reports show bent iPhone 6 units the issue does not appear to be widespread. Apple is replacing bent iPhone 6 units if they pass a visual inspection from an Apple Store Genius according to The Next Web.

50 Comments

  1. Larry

    09/25/2014 at 12:55 pm

    BS!!! Is this just more rumors or what?? The mobile sucks!!! Glad I cancel the order anyways and all the bending issues etc?? Apple will be in the grave with Steve Jobs if they don’t got it together great job Tim crook oh Tim cook… Idiots

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  2. Keith

    09/25/2014 at 5:43 pm

    I checked earlier today (9/25) and it still said expected ship date was 11/9-11/27. I got an email since saying my 128 GB 6 Plus shipped from Texas and will be here tomorrow. Woot woot!!!

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  3. Disappointed

    09/25/2014 at 6:12 pm

    I placed an order a few minutes past minute and mine still hasn’t shipped yet. How exactly are they prioritizing these orders??

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  4. Adam Mertz

    09/25/2014 at 9:22 pm

    I ordred mine a day after it launched a 64GB iphone 6 plus though AT&T and the shipping date is 11/09-11/27 they e-mailed me a couple days ago saying they still expect to ship it on those dates what a joke

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  5. Malia

    09/26/2014 at 8:34 am

    Mine still says an expected ship date of 11/9-11/27 as well with no change.

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    • Keith Wasielewski

      09/26/2014 at 9:25 am

      Mine said that yesterday and its currently on a local truck out for delivery

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  6. Jared Stahl

    09/26/2014 at 10:55 am

    What BS! Ken W. must be more important than me! I ordered the 64GB plus in Silver, which had a shorted delivery time than the Space Gray, and mine just got processed for shipping from Verizon!

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  7. Jared Stahl

    09/26/2014 at 11:05 am

    Forgot to mention I ordered mine at 7:00 am on the 12th!

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    • Keith Wasielewski

      09/26/2014 at 1:13 pm

      I originally had a launch day delivery day because I was online at midnight. Then I realized I accidentally ordered a 16GB and had to cancel. I ordered a silver 128 GB at 3PM on the 12th from ATT and I got it today. :) Up until I got the shipped email my order status still showed being delivered in November.

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  8. Trev

    09/26/2014 at 11:59 am

    I placed a verizon order for space gray 64gb 6+ on the 17th.. Still hasnt changed from delivery of 10/31.. what gives?

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    • Jack

      10/01/2014 at 7:31 am

      It’s a 6+…the 6+ has a way longer delivery especially in space gray. My friend has the same thing. Friend at apple store saying they see very few come in and out compared to 6

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  9. Shaun

    09/26/2014 at 2:58 pm

    I ordered my 128GB 6+ thru AT&T on the 13th with an estimated ship date of 11/9-11/27. I got an email Friday saying they still expect to ship it during that time frame. When I ordered my 5s I got it two weeks early and even when it was in my hands the website said it was still processing and hadn’t shipped yet.

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  10. Stephen

    09/26/2014 at 3:01 pm

    i pre ordered my iPhone 6 Plus space grey 64gb from Verizon on 9/17 and my ship date has been 10/31 and still hasn’t changed.. Wtf man this is bs

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  11. Craig

    09/26/2014 at 3:29 pm

    I preordered two gold iPhone 6 plus it’s showing a delivery date of 11-9/11-27th and they still haven’t charged my debit card yet but my email says it being processed for delivery. WHAT GIVES? WHY HASNT MY CARD BEEN CHARGED YET? ANYONE HAVE THIS PROBLEM

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  12. Craig

    09/26/2014 at 3:31 pm

    O yea I’m with AT&T

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  13. CM

    09/26/2014 at 4:40 pm

    I pre-order an iPhone 6+ 128GB from ATT on launch day…got an email on the 24th stating they had shipped my order, which they did. The only problem, they sent it through FedEx without my apartment number. FedEx sent it back to AT&T today in a not deliverable status. The AT&T org is a jumbled mess. I called and asked about my order, they couldn’t help and told me I had to reorder the phone (get to the back of the line) because of their screw up. Current expecting date 11/02-11/19. Classic AT&T!

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  14. Craig

    09/27/2014 at 4:58 am

    GREAT NEWS I RECIEVED A E MAIL SAYING ILL RECIEVE MY IPHONE 6 THIS MONDAY I CAN PICK THEM UP

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  15. Ordell

    09/27/2014 at 2:54 pm

    Ordered mine at 9am on launch day at at&t…. Shipping dates were 10/31-11/11. Just got an email that it will be here Monday!!!! Yea boo

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  16. Colton Simpson

    09/27/2014 at 4:35 pm

    I preordered the 6+ on the 12 (the preorder date). My “expected shipping date” is 10/31/14 – 11/11/14….I preordered through AT&T…I still haven’t received a shipping confirmation email…I’m getting very upset and impationed

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  17. sarah

    09/28/2014 at 6:47 am

    I pre ordered on the 12th at 4 am and was supposed to get my iphone 6 plus in space grey 64 on October 10th but just got a tracking number that it shipped and will arrive Tuesday! !!! Yeah thank u verizon!!!!

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  18. Starr laird

    09/28/2014 at 9:54 am

    I ordered my iphone 6plus at 8:30 am on sept 12. Verizon said it would be shipped on Oct 10…I just checked my status update and IT SHIPPED on Sunday Sept 27…
    Can’t wait…

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  19. Danny

    09/28/2014 at 7:13 pm

    I pre ordered on the 12th 6+ 16gb from sprint. They lost my order and my money and I’m now filing a law suit! I’ll take my $$5000 and just buy it out right. Sprints gonna be sorry the messed with me.

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  20. Larry

    09/29/2014 at 9:01 am

    Keith don’t hold your your breath or sleep on that things change everyday don’t be surprised if you check than says back ordered I’ve heard of this but good luck!!!! Apple socks for this not meeting supply not demand

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  21. Nick

    09/30/2014 at 8:02 am

    I ordered mine on 9/21 from the apple store. My carrier is AT&T and the delivery date is 10/21-10/28. This is just crazy that I have to wait this long for a phone that I ordered on launch weekend.

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  22. Daniel

    09/30/2014 at 2:03 pm

    I ordered my IPhone 6+ 64gb space gray on launch day around 12pm and i received the same email that i wouldn’t get mine until 10/31-11/11. Woke up this morning with an email saying it will be delivered tomorrow. Be patient guys!

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    • stephen m

      09/30/2014 at 2:07 pm

      when you say launch day do you mean the 12th or 19th??

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  23. Josh

    10/01/2014 at 4:14 pm

    i placed an order for an iPhone 6 at 12pm this afternoon on 10/01/14. I just got a tracking email saying that it has shipped out of Dallas. I ordered through atnt. Same thing happened when I ordered the iPhone 5 late. I think atnt gets a little preferred treatment from the apple gods.

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  24. Jack

    10/02/2014 at 7:37 am

    It also is based on not getting a 6+. I’ve been hearing iphone 6 usually beats the ship date significantly and the 6+ is the one that is getting held up mostly

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    • Josh

      10/02/2014 at 7:42 am

      I agree with you on the 6 being faster than the 6plus. My dad ordered his iPhone 6 plus on the launch date through atnt. He has yet to recieve a shipping date. The just keep telling him 11 to 21 days. I hope his comes soon. Did you order 6plus??? Do you have a shipping date??? Thanks for the comment.

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  25. Midge

    10/05/2014 at 7:36 am

    Notified on Thursday that my phone is shipped for 10/7 delivery.

    Iphone 6+ gold 64G Verizon.
    Original delivery 10/24.

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    • Josh

      10/05/2014 at 7:41 am

      That is good news. I will pass on to my dad as he is waiting for the 6 plus. I’ve been watching my order as it flys around the United states via UPS. It’s currently in a city Less than 10 min from me but I have to wait till Monday for them to deliver. Regardless I’m very pleased with the short wait compared to previous iPhone launches. Enjoy your new tech.

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    • Ms

      10/07/2014 at 12:57 pm

      that’s the exact same date (10/24) and phone/carrier as my wife’s preorder but it’s still marked as “we received your order” … hoping that I get a shipping notification soon. My phone actually got delivered on launch day (6+ 128 sg) but her’s got mysteriously kicked to 10/24 and now she’s eyeing my phone while I feel like a @$$ :/

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      • Josh

        10/07/2014 at 2:34 pm

        So that is the exact same sort of situation I’m in as my dad ordered the 6plus and is waiting a little more impatiently every day. Just remind you wife how great the 6plus is going to be and say stuff like “maybe I should have ordered that one as well. Just give her a feeling of superiority while you secretly enjoy the absolute coolness of your already up and running iPhone 6. I finally got mine set up through the iCloud and it is everything I was hoping and more. Good luck to you and I truly hope the 6 plus people all get their phones soon.

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  26. Jake Perez

    10/05/2014 at 11:31 am

    I ordered mine on 9/20 through AT&T at 1PM and received an immediate email stating my shipping date was set for 10/29-11/07. I then received an email on 9/26 stating my shipping hadn’t changed, but haven’t gotten an update since then.

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    • Josh

      10/05/2014 at 6:26 pm

      Jake,
      My dad ordered the 6 plus and still has yet to see a shipping notice. He gets same estimate as you do. He ordered on the launch date 10 days before I ordered my iphone6. Seems the 6 plus is a little behind in manufacturing. If I needed the larger size I would be happy to wait. Regardless of the I6 being delivered sooner I do believe the estimated dates are a conservative guess as even with the iPhone 4 and 5 I ordered after launch dates when they were said to have none and they were delivered two weeks earlier than estimates said. Just trying to point out the positive. I know that doesn’t put the new tech in your hand any quicker but I’m sure it will be worth the wait.

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      • Jake Perez

        10/06/2014 at 11:45 am

        For the 4S, I preordered and received two days before launch day. How? I’ve no idea. For the 5S, I thankfully was able to get a pick up at an Apple Store since it was the Space Grey and everyone was going crazy for the Gold. Not sure how Apple works these orders out because my mum got her 6+ today having ordered on 9/19 from AT&T as well.

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  27. Jake Perez

    10/05/2014 at 11:34 am

    Side note: ordered 6+ 64GB Gold at an AT&T store.

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  28. Sarah P

    10/09/2014 at 5:06 am

    I ordered gold 128 6+ 2 weeks ago through Verizon. Ship date shows 10/24 estimated. Ordered my daughter a 64 gold 6 AFTER my order and she got hers yesterday. :( news is saying they are shipping early. Anyone know how much earlier they are shipping? So frustrating

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    • Josh

      10/09/2014 at 5:58 am

      Hi Sarah,
      There doesn’t seem to be much rhyme nor reason in apples distribution of iPhones. Seems like it’s kinda like they are trying to do their best to get phones into people’s hands as the more they sell the more their products and apps get used.
      Mine was shipped the day I ordered from the aunt store. That was 10 days after the launch date. I don’t know of any tricks to expedite the shipping process but a phone call to your provider can’t hurt if you have the time to wait and go through the calling process. I received mine two biz days and one weekend later so technically 4 days after placing the order. I have an IPhone 6 128 g. My dad however ordered the plus 128. G and has yet to receive a shipping notice. So try to be patient. It will be worth the wait. I really like my new iPhone 6. Has a few ticks but I’m sure that’s being worked out on iOS 8.0.3.

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    • Josh

      10/09/2014 at 2:12 pm

      I just got home from the atnt store and a manager their told me that she ordered hers on September 12th and since her store did not get any 6 plus iPhones she is still waiting for a shipment date. I hope that allows you to prepare to continue waiting. I ordered my iPhone 6 128 g 10 days after launch and received shipping notice that day. Got my phone on October 6 th. so looks like the six plus is just a bit slower coming off the press than the smaller version. Still I feel it will be worth waiting as this is enough time for Apple to fix any issues that they don’t want their customers to be aware of. Thus giving you six plus buyers a better product in the long run

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  29. shon

    10/10/2014 at 1:27 am

    i order a iphone 6 + 16gb shipment 10/31 … Whats going on … should a call them …

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    • Josh

      10/10/2014 at 3:44 am

      If you have an actual shipping date that’s a good thing. Read your notice carefully and see that it says it’s a shipping date or approximate date.

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      • shon

        10/15/2014 at 5:42 pm

        order from verizon … it said .. Your order is processing .. your shipping details will be available soon … do that mean it dont go thu yet … how will i knw if it dont go thu???? got a email saying .. you’re approved to activate a new smartphone…

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  30. shon

    10/10/2014 at 1:38 am

    order from verizon … it said .. Your order is processing .. your shipping details will be available soon … do that mean it dont go thu yet … how will i knw if it dont go thu???? got a email saying .. you’re approved to activate a new smartphone…

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  31. Jill

    10/19/2014 at 8:37 pm

    Ordered a 64 6+. Space Gray. Sat made three weeks going on four! Very aggravated and no one can even tell me a shipping date!

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  32. Jill

    10/19/2014 at 8:38 pm

    Sprint by the way

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    • Josh

      10/20/2014 at 3:39 am

      Hi Jill,
      So I understand your frustration. I have an iPhone 6. It was shipped 4 hours after ordering. You Have a theory about the long delay in shipping the iPhone 6plus. My dad ordered his 6 plus two weeks before I ordered mine and he still has yet to receive a shipping date. I think with all the negative reports of iPhones bending and iOS 8 issues the apple company is trying to avoid a disaster with some sort of issue they aren’t telling people about. If this was or is the case the iPhone 6+ needs to be remand factured. In my mind this could be the only reason that no 6 plus phones have shipped. With this in mind you will receive a better product when they finally do ship. This is unusually long to wait for shipment and I fully understand your frustration.
      I can tell you that my iPhone 6 is everything I had hoped it would be and I’m very happy with its performance. Try to be patient and don’t go over to the darkoid side. (Android side). (That’s a Star Wars reference. See what I did there). Hang in there. It will come.

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  33. Chris cesario

    11/06/2014 at 10:26 pm

    I place an order for my Iphone 6plus 128 gb space gray back in Oct actually Oct 17th. VERIZON was supposed to ship it out to me by Oct 31st . Well guess what I got an email saying they couldn’t ship it out. The next day should be no longer then NOV21st. Which to me is BS!!. I paid my galaxy note 3 off which I owed 109. On for Versions edge program and order my IPHONE6PLUS. IT WAS PROMISED TO BE AT MY HOUSE BY THE 1ST OR 2ND. what makes me mad is because I would of had a free upgrade at the end of Nov. But i wanted it early that’s why I paid for it. And I still haven’t gotten it yet nor a new email telling when I may be getting or saying that it has been shipped out. I called Verizon and told them they better be crediting my account at least 109 dollars when I finally do get my phone for not being able to deliver on time… that was the point of me paying off my edge program was to get the iPhone 6 plus earlier. I’m supper irritated. But hopefully I’ll get my phone soon and when I do and they credit my account like they said they would I would like to use that credit towards a case for that phone. Cuz it needs a case ASAP

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  34. Jim

    11/07/2014 at 7:26 am

    I placed my order on the AT&T website on 9/22 for the 64gb space grey 6 plus and it still hasn’t shipped, very disappointed in the length of time it is taking and AT&T’s customer service is absolutely horrendous, I’m just going I cancel my order and switch to another carrier.

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    • Josh

      11/07/2014 at 7:55 am

      I understand your frustration. If you do cancel your service you might be able to order one through Apple and put it on the carrier of your choice. I called apple today and found an iPhone six plus available at an Apple Store about two hour drive away. Just make sure you take advantage of any promotion you are eligible for with any new contract. Also keep in mind that Verizon and atnt are the best for coverage. I know this first hand because I install the technology and new antennas on cell towers. The majority of 4g and lte tech has been put up by these two companies. I use atnt and have always had great coverage. Other companies generally piggyback off their equipment. 5g tech is being worked on but will not be of any use to general public for 3 to 5 years from now.
      Good luck and do your research.

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