People are still excited by new iPhones.
In 2014, Apple had sold 10 million units of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models in the “launch weekend” of the handsets.
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available in more than 40 additional countries beginning October 9 including Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain and Taiwan.
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The new Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are displayed during an Apple media event in San Francisco, California, September 9, 2015.
The results fall in line with most analyst estimates calling for first weekend sales ranging between 12 million and 13 million. Last year, the tech giant waited for a couple of weeks before releasing the phone in China, which is one of the company’s biggest markets. The company exceeded all previous iPhone records, selling 3,000 phones per minute for the last 72 hours, raking in an estimated $10 billion.
The iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus are a huge hit, and there was never any doubt they would be. With so many people buying the iPhone 6S (which is not in the least bit affordable, mind you) just to have the newest version of Apple’s hardware on hand, we can safely say that Tim Cook is good at this.
But the figures announced on Monday suggest Apple’s iPhone sales were up overall, said FBR Capital Markets senior analyst Daniel Ives.
The iPhone 6S series phones feature a pressure-sensitive display, a faster processor, improved cameras and the Live Photos feature, which adds motion to still pictures.
“The most popular variants have been anything with rose gold, all the plus models have been extremely popular, and 64GB has been the most in demand memory size”, said Vodafone Sales Director Ben McIntosh.
Shares of Apple dropped 1.2 per cent in morning trading amid a broader market sell-off.