Apple sold a record-breaking 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units over launch weekend

BY Gautam Prabhu

Published 22 Sep 2014

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Apple has just announced that it has sold more than 10 million units of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus over the opening weekend.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale last Friday, September 19 in 9 countries including United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK.

Apple has issued the following statement:

Apple today announced it has sold over 10 million new iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, a new record, just three days after the launch on September 19. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK and will be available in more than 20 additional countries on September 26. The new iPhones will be available in 115 countries by the end of the year.

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook had this to say about the launch:

Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier. We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-through records by a large margin. While our team managed the manufacturing ramp better than ever before, we could have sold many more iPhones with greater supply and we are working hard to fill orders as quickly as possible.

To get some perspective, Apple sold 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c units in 2013, and 5 million iPhone 5 units last year in 2012 over the opening weekend. It is also important to highlight that the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c had also gone on sale in China last year, which is why this year’s numbers are even more impressive.

The demand for the new iPhones seemed to be unprecedented as the launch was greeted with extremely long lines in many places.

[via Business Wire]