In case you have been living under a rock, Pope Francis is on the verge of the US tour. There's a sense of optimism and excitement in the air, but things might not seem so rosy for one of the country's biggest companies, namely Apple.

The tech giant is currently waiting to release its two upcoming handsets - iPhone 6S and 6S Plus- and the Pope's visit might have adverse effects on the Cupertino-based company's business plans. If your are currently in line to acquire either of the handsets, there's some troubling news on the horizon as UPS, one of the most prominent shippers of Apple's new phones, has alerted US customers about potential delays in delivery connected with the Pope's visit to the US this week.

Reported earlier via The Verge, even though the exact number of pre-orders isn't available as of now, if the iPhone 6 scenario is to be taken into account, there will be a host of Apple fans who just might lose a bit of their "religious sentiments" and wonder why the holy man couldn't have picked any other week for his US tour!

As scheduled, the Pope will begin his US trip on Wednesday, when he arrives in DC. Thereon, he plans to appear in both New York City and Philadelphia (later in the week), before heading back to the Vatican on 27 September.

And for the record, the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are currently scheduled to release on 25 September, and you can expect heightened security measures for his arrival that will surely make delivery a stuff of nightmares for the company, much to the dismay of the users.

As of now, UPS has issued a warning, stating that the potential delays will affect residents of the three major cities the Pope is visiting, and only those unfortunate souls who chose to pre-order Apple's newest device with home delivery. And as things stand, this may be one of the few times in history when the Big Apple plays catch up with the rest of the United States.

On the brighter side though, since the aforementioned development affects only those who have already pre-ordered the iPhone 6S or 6S Plus, the delay, realistically, should matter little as far as significantly impacting the sales of the devices is concerned. Anyway, Apple has high expectations from both the devices, following the brilliant sales figures it experienced for the iPhone 6 last year.

While the news of the delay will come as the biggest joy-kill for those who have been patiently waiting for the handsets to arrive, it could also be considered a blessing in disguise (zero puns intended, seriously) for those who are trying to convince themselves against buying either of the devices, albeit fruitlessly.

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[Source: The Verge, Game Rant]