Apple revealing a record-breaking 4 millions units of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sold in 24 hours of pre-orders, Apple on Monday said that the company has sold 10 million units of its newly launched smartphones over the opening event. 10 million number also includes the 4 million units sold in first 24 hours of pre-order.
Apple launched 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus on last Friday, September 19th in 9 different countries including USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Japan, Germany, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
Here’s Apple’s official statement:
“Apple today announced it has sold over 10 million new iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, a new record, just three days after the launch on September 19. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK and will be available in more than 20 additional countries on September 26. The new iPhones will be available in 115 countries by the end of the year.”
10 million figure breaks Apple’s own 9 million units record set by the sales of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in 2013, and 5 million units of iPhone 5 sold over the opening week back in 2012. It’s important to highlight that iPhone 5s was not available for pre-order last year and that both the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c has also gone on sale in China on launch day last year resulting in an impressive sales number. On the other hand, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has not launched in China on day one. Apple has its 2nd largest user base in China.
Sales for the launch weekend exceeded Apple’s expectation, says Apple CEO Tim Cook. Demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was greeted with extremely long lines in many outlets selling the devices on day one.