Apple announces 10 million iPhone 6 handsets sold during launch weekend

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Date: Monday, September 22nd, 2014, 11:07
Category: iPhone, News, retail

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Another year, another broken record.

Per Macworld, Apple announced on Monday that it sold ten million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models combined after the first weekend of availability—a new record for launch weekend iPhone sales. It’s no surprise, after Apple announced last Monday that iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders hit 4 million in the first 24 hours alone.

The latest iPhones became available on Friday, September 19th in 10 countries and territories worldwide.

Apple’s latest sales record beats the company’s 2013 iPhone launch weekend for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, which topped out at nine million devices.

However, the iPhone 5s and 5c were available in 11 regions worldwide including the U.S., Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK. For this year’s launch weekend, China was left off the initial launch list.


Sales were big for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but the wait may be even bigger for those who didn’t pre-order an iPhone 6 Plus. Verizon, for example, was already predicting a delivery date of October 24th for 6 Plus handsets ordered on Friday. At this writing, Apple’s online store was quoting a three to four week wait time for a gold, contract-free 16GB iPhone 6 Plus on T-Mobile.

The iPhone 6 boasts a 4.7-inch display, while the iPhone 6 Plus sports a 5.5-inch screen. Both devices run iOS 8 with features such as the new Health app, iCloud Drive integration, third-party keyboard support, and Family Sharing.

If you snagged an iPhone 6 over the weekend and have any feedback to offer about it, please let us know in the comments.

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