iPhone 6s, 6s Plus due Friday as iOS 9 gets off to an 'amazing start'

Apple says that, as expected, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available at 8a.m. local time on Friday, Sept. 25 at Apple’s retail stores. What's more, in a press announcement,  Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, says that "iOS 9 is also off to an amazing start, on pace to be downloaded by more users than any other software release in Apple’s history."

The retail stores will have the new iPhones available for walk-in customers. Apple encourages you to get their early if you want to scarf one up before supplies disappear.

Both models will also be available this Friday from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, additional carriers and select Apple Authorized Resellers. Apple also announced the fastest iOS adoption ever, with more than 50 percent of devices already using iOS 9.

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available in gold, silver, space gray and the new rose gold metallic finishes for zero money down with 24 monthly payments starting at US$27 and $31, respectively, from Apple’s retail stores in the US, Apple.com, select carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers.

Exclusively at Apple’s retail stores in the US, customers can choose their carrier and get an unlocked iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus with the opportunity to get a new iPhone annually and AppleCare+ on the new iPhone Upgrade Program. Monthly payments start at $32 and $37, respectively. For more information on the iPhone Upgrade Program go here or drop by an US Apple Retail Store. 

Both models will be available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK and the US. Beginning Sept. 26, customers will be able to visit Apple.com to reserve their iPhone for pick-up at their local Apple Store, based on availability. Most Apple stores will also have iPhone available for walk-in customers each day.