Apple sets new record with 13 million iPhones sold in opening weekend

Apple will only say Watch sales are ahead of its (unrevealed) projections, and that it’s in the early days of building a retail presence for its new gadget. Apple has reported that weekend sales of the new iPhones have surpassed analysts’ prediction of 12-13 million units.

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This sales record didn’t last long, however, as the freshly released iPhone 6S and 6S Plus models have already managed to soar by their predecessors, establishing a new record for fastest-selling iPhone.

The company said 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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Unlike previous year, Apple released that iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in China on opening day. Jackson said of the situation, “Topping what the iPhone 6 achieved looks like a tall order, even for Apple, with its history of outdoing itself”.

13 million is unquestionably a LOT of devices – especially as there are still plenty of markets that don’t have the new iPhones on sale yet.

Locally, miserable weather may have resulted in shorter lines than past year, but Vodafone, Telstra and Optus representatives all told CyberShack that they expected the new handsets to be in high demand.

The New York Times is reporting that several Wall Street analyst firms projected that Apple would sell less than 12 million devices this weekend, meaning that Apple beat the forecasts.

With its strong reviews, powerful camera, and sexy curved-glass face, Samsung’s latest Galaxy smartphone is considered to be a real threat to the iPhone. In 2014, Apple sold 10m iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the same period.

It’s normal, of course, for Apple to run out of available online inventory for many of its iPhone models ahead of its launch weekend.

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Going by the incredible customer response, Apple’s next generation devices, the iPhone 6s and 6s Pluses are guaranteed hot sellers!

Apple Sells 13 Million Phones During Launch Weekend