Yesterday we talked about the large number of people who grabbed the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on the opening weekend and today we’ve got the official numbers.
More than 10 million iPhones were sold during the opening weekend all over the world. The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were a massive hit and their sales have broken all the previous records held by Apple.
In 2012 iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C did amazing in terms of sales, and Apple sold 9 million devices in the opening weekend, but nobody quite expected that record to be broken any time soon. Bear in mind that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are not yet for sale in China, as the country is still waiting for its regulators to approve the Apple smartphones. Had the new iPhones been sold in China over the opening weekend, the numbers would have been even more spectacular.
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO released a statement on Monday evening, in which he made public the official numbers and added that:
Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend and we couldn’t be happier. While our team managed the manufacturing ramp better than ever before, we could have sold many more iPhones with greater supply and we are working hard to fill orders as quickly as possible.
Indeed, Apple could have sold much more and it going to. The analysts are predicting that the current two iPhone models are going to be the most successful Apple smartphones to date.
Do you own an iPhone? Are you going to update to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus? Were you one of the many who brought home a new Apple smartphone during this weekend? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.