Huge demand for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models even after months of being introduced

The new iPhones were introduced in September this year and after more than three months of being announced there was not even one iPhone 6 or 6 Plus to be found for sale on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving in the West coast. I was at Portland visiting friends and in the wise intention of taking advantage of the state's generous 'no sales tax' law, I wanted to buy an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus there to save some $60 odd dollars. But from Friday morning after Thanksgiving till Monday night, I found only two or three iPhone 6 phones available in the entire Portland area. Those phones were also either the 16GB or the 128GB models. It is crazy to see the demand of these iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones be so high. The last I saw such crazy demand for the iPhone was only for the original iPhone in 2007 and that was mainly due to very low supply. So I am not surprised  to see all the analysts scrambling their way to increase AAPL's price targets (via The Street) right in time for the holiday quarter's sales call. It is also important to note that there weren't any major sales discounts in lieu of Thanksgiving for Apple's iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, as usual, but virtually every unit that was available for sale was sold out!  

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have been in such incredible demand since they first became available in September that Apple has had trouble making enough units to keep up with demand, most notably demand for the larger, 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Guana believes that Apple has made inroads on getting supply increased, but noted that sources “have indicated that even Apple has been surprised by the strength of demand.”
— The Street
iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus everywhere but not a single one to buy... (Source: Apple.com)

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus everywhere but not a single one to buy... (Source: Apple.com)

And this is just not in the US, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are a huge hit globally as well (via AppleInsider). 

During the last 12 days of Q3 2014, Apple ‘experienced a huge jump in sales share across almost all major markets thanks to the launch of the iPhone 6,’ reported Dominic Sunnebo of Kantar Worldpanel, enabling iOS to reach or exceed 40 percent market share in Australia, U.S., U.K. and Japan.
— via AppleInsider