Australians will be able to pre-order their iPhone 6 through the Apple Store from 5pm today, with the added option of picking up the pre-order in-store on 19 September, instead of waiting for it to be delivered to their home.
MacRumors points out that while in-store pick-ups for pre-ordered iPhones were not available for the 5s or 5c, they have been available in the past with the iPhone 4.
When the iPhone 4 was launched, Apple had two separate lines outside its retail stores – for customers who made pre-orders and customers who did not. So it can be assumed there will be a similar set up this time around.
According to Gizmodo the pre-orders for iPhone 6 begin at 5pm on the Apple online store. This is supported by the times listed on major carriers’ websites – Telstra 5.01pm and Optus 5.01pm. So it is expected that Vodafone, Virgin and other major carriers will have similar times.
The iPhone 6 itself is officially available in Apple retail stores from 8am on Friday morning, 19 September.