10 Million iPhones Sold in Three Days, iPhone 6 Plus Only a Fraction of Total Sales
Apple has announced today that the company’s latest line of smartphones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, have sold a combined total of over 10 million units within the devices’ first three days of being available in the market which is the best launch weekend sales record for any of the company’s iPhone devices. For reference, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C sold around 9 million iPhones during their launch weekend.
“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-through records by a large margin. 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.”
It was also reported that the bigger of the two new iPhones isn’t selling as much as its smaller sibling. According to reports, the iPhone 6 Plus is only a fraction of units compared to the smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 6. This may be due to the phone’s larger screen making it a niche product or because of a lack of supply from Apple with shipping times for larger iPhone ranging from three to four weeks compared to seven to 10 days for the iPhone 6.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are currently available in only 10 countries including the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, and the UK. According to Apple, the devices will begin rolling out to 20 additional countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates on September 26 and a total of 115 countries by the end of the year.