Apple iPhone sales top 13 million in opening weekend

Apple will roll out the new iPhones to more than 40 additional countries and territories on October.

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“Customers’ suggestions is unimaginable and they’re loving 3D Touch and Live Photos, and we will not wait to deliver iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus to clients in much more nations on October 9″.

The idea to released the phones in China early is seen as crucial to the huge sales figures of the product. But China was not included in its initial rollout for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

The timing seems interesting, with the region’s biggest technology shopping festival – the Gitex Shopper in Dubai – ending on October 10, the day the new iPhones will be official available in the UAE.

Tim Cook, the company’s CEO, said sales of the new smartphones “have been phenomenal” and are “blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history”.

That compares to 10 million units sold during opening weekend for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last year, and 9 million iPhone 5S and 5C models the year before.

Don’t expect iPhone sales to slow down anytime soon. Many have praised the new model for being faster than previous versions and the new 3D touch screen. Its design includes 7000 series aluminum and the strongest glass on any smartphone with rose gold metallic finishes. Another snippet of info is that said device does not have a metal frame. A few said the company would not impress with the little improvements made to the phone.

If you’ve gotten your mitts on the iPhone 6s Plus and have anything to offer about its bendability, please let us know in the comments. So, by the end of 2015, over 130 countries will have access to the devices.

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Of course you should always err on the side of caution and stick to the manufacturer’s guidelines on these kind of matters: Just because someone else’s iPhone survives a drop in the sink doesn’t mean yours will too.

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