With just days to go before the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus go on sale, both models are currently sold out on Apple's official website. This of course shouldn't come as too much of a surprise for two reasons.
First, each successive iPhone model has historically performed better than the model before it. Second, Apple noted last week that first-weekend sales of its new iPhone models are on pace to break the 10 million unit record Apple set last year with the iPhone 6 launch.
Set to go on sale this Friday, the iPhone 6s is a compelling upgrade in every regard. While 'S' upgrades in the refresh cycle may be viewed as incremental in nature, Apple managed to pack a number of intriguing features into the 6s. Of course, the most intriguing new feature prospective iPhone users can look forward to is 3D Touch, a technology which enables the iPhone to detect varying levels of pressure on the screen.
Other noteworthy features include a 4K camera, an improved rear-facing 12 megapixel camera, improved Touch ID, and more.
Come Monday morning, it's a safe bet that Apple will issue a press release announcing a new iPhone sales record.
As a final point, and speaking to the pent up demand for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, customers in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Oregon, Delaware, New Hampshire, and Alaska can only purchase the device via a reservation. The aforementioned four states are singled out because they don't have any statewide sales tax. Consequently, Apple is trying to prevent enterprising individuals from buying iPhones in bulk there and then selling them for profit to individuals in other states.