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iPhone 7 Plus and jet black iPhone 7 sold out to pre-order customers

Published 15/09/2016

Queues are forming outside Apple stores around the world ahead of the full launch
Queues are forming outside Apple stores around the world ahead of the full launch
Undated handout photo issued by Apple of the new iPhone 7 and 7 plus unveiled during Apple's live event in San Francisco.

Apple has said its initial stocks of the iPhone 7 Plus and the jet black version of the iPhone 7 have sold out, a day before the smartphones go on sale.

The technology giant said the entire stockpile has been bought during the pre-order period, which began last Friday, two days after the phone was revealed.

Queues have already begun to appear outside Apple stores around the world ahead of the full launch on Friday morning, but Apple confirmed some versions of the phones would not be available to walk-in customers.

"We couldn't be happier with the initial response to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and we are looking forward to beginning sales through our retail stores and partners around the world," Apple's statement read.

"Beginning Friday, limited quantities of iPhone 7 in silver, gold, rose gold and black will be available for walk-in customers at Apple retail stores. During the online pre-order period, initial quantities of iPhone 7 Plus in all finishes and iPhone 7 in jet black sold out and will not be available for walk-in customers. Availability at partner locations for all finishes may vary and we recommend checking directly with them."

As well as the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, a new version of the Apple Watch - known as the Series 2 and water resistant for the first time - will also go on sale.

"Customers can continue to order all models in all colours on We sincerely appreciate our customers' patience as we work hard to get the new iPhone into the hands of everyone who wants one as quickly as possible."

The iPhone 7 made headlines when announced as the first iPhone to be water resistant, and it also sees the removal of the traditional headphone jack in favour of connection by the Lighting port, currently used for data transfer and charging.

The tech giant also announced a new set of wireless earphones, called EarPods, as an alternative connection mehod. They will go on sale later this year.

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