New iPhone 6 Plus shipments to take several weeks

Phone 6 Plus

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus in Space Gray.

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If you didn't preorder an iPhone 6 Plus, prepare for a lengthy wait.

Several wireless carriers and Apple's online store are reporting delays of several weeks to two months for the larger of the two new iPhones.

T-Mobile, for example, got out the news this morning it wouldn't have any supplies of the iPhone 6 Plus in store, but would be able to honor all preorders.  As a perk, the company will throw in free shipping to anyone who comes in to a T-Mobile store to order one from from today through the weekend, according to a company representative.

The wait times are fairly lengthy with Verizon as well, with the company's web site displaying a shipping date of October 24 for an iPhone 6 Plus order. Sprint did not specify a timeline, only that shipping was delayed. Early November was the earliest AT&T could promise a device.

The best option is probably Apple's retail store, with the shipping time listed from three to four weeks. Jump on it early, though, as those times could change rather quickly—the iPhone 6 Plus looks to be the more popular model. Otherwise, you could be in for a long wait or need to pay an excessive amount of money to an online retailer like eBay.

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