Analysts had anticipated the corporate to promote 12 million to 13 million telephones through the first weekend.
It’s an astonishing number of iPhones, especially considering that this is an S year, and the differences between the 6S and last year’s iPhone 6 are relatively minimal.
The new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus featured a different touch screen that could sense how long and hard it was being pressed.
The new model also includes a 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera with Retina Flash and is powered by the Apple-designed A9 chip, the most advanced chip ever in a smartphone, delivering faster performance and great battery life. This year marked the first where China was one of the initial launch markets for the new iPhones. That beats the previous record of 10 million units, set a year ago during the opening weekend of iPhone 6 sales. Moreover, a feature called 3D Touch has been added that can detect the difference between a light tap and extended finger pressure, enabling easier access to different menus.
The launch weekend sales were given a boost by the devices being made available to customers in China where large smartphones are in demand.
Ronan De Renesse says many of Apple’s new iPhone 6s camera technology and features have already been implemented by Nokia, HTC and Sony.
With New Zealand kickstarting the global release on September 25, the tech giant has hit the ground running in style, making a mockery of critics and naysayers as the world once again embraces the iPhone.
Starting October 9, Apple’s new handsets will be released in more than 40 additional territories and countries such as Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, Sweden, and Switzerland.
“Topping what the iPhone 6 achieved looks like a tall order, even for Apple, with its history of outdoing itself”, he said, Reuters reported.