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Apple has finally caught up to demand for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

It took almost four months, but Apple’s supply of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus via its online store has finally caught up to demand, at least in the US. Apple’s online store now shows all versions of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for all supported carriers as “in stock.” The new SIM-free iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones are available to ship in one business day.

Shipping availability for the 16GB and 64GB iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus began at 3-5 days at the beginning of December and eventually dropped to one day later in the month, according to MacRumors. The 128GB version of the phones ended December with an estimated shipping availability of 3-5 days.

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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are also showing as in stock on Apple’s online store in the UK, France and Germany, according to MacRumors. Shipping estimates are down to one business day in Apple’s online stores in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico.

A day after Apple’s new flagship smartphones went on sale in September, the wait time for the iPhone 6 Plus hit four weeks or longer, while the wait time for the iPhone 6 hit 7-10 days.

Apple received a company record 4 million pre-orders for the new iPhones in September, which made it difficult for Foxconn, the manufacturer of Apple’s smartphones, to keep up. In the first weekend after the release of the new iPhones, Apple sold a record 10 million units, and investment firm UBS estimates that Apple sold a total of 69.3 million iPhones in the last quarter of 2014.

The strong sales figures for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus helped iOS eat into Android’s market share in the US, Europe and China, according to data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.