Gadget geeks set new Apple milestone

iPhone 6

Apple's iPhone 6 set a record for pre-orders, the company said, with more than 4 million pre-orders for both iterations of the smartphone pouring in.

Amid much fanfare last week, the Cupertino-based tech giant rolled out two versions of its iconic smartphone, but with a new twist. The iPhone 6 is available in the standard compact size, while the iPhone 6 Plus features a larger screen that many observers have compared to Samsung's increasingly ubiquitous Galaxy Note.

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"Demand for the new iPhones exceeds the initial pre-order supply," Apple said in a release. "While a significant amount will be delivered to customers beginning on Friday and throughout September, many iPhone pre-orders are scheduled to be delivered in October."

According to data compiled by CNBC, most carriers won't have the device, which was unveiled last week, available for at least a month.

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