Apple did not release its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during the same launch period previous year. That’s the burning question today with regard to whether or not Apple will reveal how many new iPhones were preordered and sold over launch weekend. Apple trumped those numbers this past weekend with 13 million units sold.
Apple’s A9 chipset comprising of a dual-core 1.8GHz CPU and powering both the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus achieved an impressive single-core score of 2522, which was much higher than the single core score of 1316 recorded by Samsung’s Exynos 7420, or 1061 points scored by QUALCOMM’s Snapdragon 805 inside the Motorola Nexus 6.
“It’s indicative of the strength of Apple that you have at least as many people wanting the iPhone 6s“, she said. Put it all together, and Apple is making even more billions: according to disclosures this morning, Apple shifted more than 13 million iPhone 6s an 6s Plus phones over the weekend, a record for the company. He estimates China added about 2 million in sales.
The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus resemble last year’s versions but sport new features such as 3D Touch, which provides a shortcut for checking mail, taking pictures and other functions when the user presses down on the screen.
Apple has also unveiled new lease and finance terms for United States customers, which analysts said could boost sales and shorten the upgrade cycle, at a time when carriers are moving away from smartphone subsidies.
Many customers over the weekend appeared to be participating in the program, Cross said, although the plan may prove more popular among the earliest buyers of the new iPhones.
Beginning October 9, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available in 40 more countries, including Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain and Taiwan.
The company relies heavily on the sale of its flagship iPhones, which generated almost two-thirds of its revenue in the latest quarter.