We’ve reported on how the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reached a record 4 million preorders and today, ahead of Apple releasing their official iPhone 6 opening weekend numbers, we’re going to take a quick look at how the situation presents itself.
Indeed, 4 million preorders is an impressive number and Apple fans are used to grabbing their favorite blanket and some snacks and spending a night, if not more, in line at an Apple store just to be among the first to get their hands on one of the two new iPhones.
In the United States, the iPhone is the number one smartphone. It has a 41.9% market share, while Samsung’s Galaxy line has 27.8%. In 2013, more than 9 million iPhones were sold on opening weekend and we suspect the numbers are much higher for the iPhone 6 on opening weekend.
Unfortunately, there is no official iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus release date for China, which is a huge market for Apple. Tim Bajarin, from Creative Strategies, believes that the iPhone 6 on opening weekend sales are going to be around 6.7 million. Naturally, the numbers would have been higher, had the device been launched in China.
Still, Barclay said that the iPhone 6 on opening weekend numbers are a meaningless figure because it only represents Apple’s supply. As soon as the official numbers are released, the world will know if iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are as successful as the analysts are predicting. We will keep you updated.
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