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Apple might already have sold over 21 million units of the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

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Apple might already have sold over 21 million units of the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Based on stats from analytic firm Mixpanel, Apple might have already sold over 21 million units of the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus. The data also shows that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is outselling the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus by a ratio of 4.25 to 1. Some of that could be due to lack of availability as supplies of the phablet-sized model were initially crimped by production issues. And yes, there could be some small effect from #bendgate.

According to Mixpanel, the iPhone 6 makes up 5.86% of the iOS powered handsets that it tracks, vs. 1.28% for the iPhone 6 Plus. After the opening weekend, when 10 million units were sold according to Apple, Mixpanel had the iPhone 6 accounting for 3.22% of active iPhones with the iPhone 6 Plus responsible for .47%. Taking the change in the numbers since the opening weekend into account, and averaging the increase in both new models, it shows that Apple has sold more than 21 million units. The Apple iPhone 6 would account for 17 million in sales vs. 4 million for the larger phablet.

Apple is working feverishly to get production of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus up to speed. Until that happens, Apple could be faced with lower margins than expected as some would-be iPhone 6 Plus buyers give up the hunt and opt for the lower price iPhone 6 instead.

Data from Mixpanel shows the iPhone 6 tracking higher than the iPhone 6 Plus

Data from Mixpanel shows the iPhone 6 tracking higher than the iPhone 6 Plus


source: Mixpanel via Forbes

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posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:10 7

1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2016; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Amazing.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 15:29 2

27. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'm part of the 6 Plus club. I must say I got 9 and a half hours of on screen time when HEAVY use and location services on for Apple Maps. Almost everything that I did with Android I can do on iOS now.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 16:02 8

54. slh163 (Posts: 138; Member since: 19 May 2014)


9h30 on screen of HEAVY use!! i'm sorry man but at least try to say an acceptable lie

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 17:44 6

80. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lmfao you mad the 6 Plus has a monster battery?

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 17:55 7

82. Awalker (Posts: 1364; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


No. He's mad that you're lying.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 18:24 6

86. Rydsmith (Posts: 487; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Just let it go, there is no reasoning with PapaSmurf. If anything, just be happy your tax dollars went to pay for his new phone.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 22:01 3

110. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Yup. You all are mad. It's okay, maybe one day you can finally accept that Apple isn't as bad as you think it is. The fanboyism at a all time high lol.

Btw, you're in a Apple article, so you obviously love them.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 20:36 1

99. JMartin22 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Define heavy usage. Recent reviews either told that the 6 Plus had average or just acceptable battery life.

It comes down to the type of games you play, the level of brightness, how long you're running a wireless connection, what type of Internet service (Wi-Fi/data connection) you're connected to the longest; etc.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 22:02 3

111. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


1200+ messages sent over iMessages, over an hour worth of phone calls, brightness on auto, browsing on LTE, streaming music from SoundCloud, Snapchat, Facebook, and playing music through the speaker.

Impressive if you ask me.

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 08:30

124. slh163 (Posts: 138; Member since: 19 May 2014)


are you dumb? this is not heavy use by no means, this is just "average use". try to play an intense 3d game then comeback and tell me what you get. because if you get 9h30 with that use then experia z3 compact should give you 18 hours!!
so who should we believe you or phonearena test and other reviewers tests:
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Rock-steady-here-is-the-2014-flagship-phone-rank-for-best-battery-life_id60965
in that test there is 8 android phones that scores better than your beloved iphone 6s who marks just an OK battery life compared to the competition.

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 11:31

125. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Oh look a Sony fanboy. My favorite.

Snapchat held 30% of the battery usage and Safari had 38%. On LTE, more power hungry than wifi. Streaming music draws a hell lot of power, again on LTE, so are you dumb?

Keep clicking on Apple articles and post how much they're the worst. In the end, Apple sells more iPhone flagships than Sony sells in a quarter or all year. Enjoy. :)

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 13:58

128. slh163 (Posts: 138; Member since: 19 May 2014)


first it's not because i mention xperia z3 c because he takes the 1st position in battery life gonna make me fanboy automatically.
secondly i'm a fan of who makes the best technology and i have the choice to select who's delivering the best, that way i'm not stuck to one company and pray for them to produce my wich list in the next generation like you.
if iphone 6+ tops all competition in battery life i will be happy to buy it with eyes closed, but my purchase is based on trusted reviews not by a fan who claiming something so contradictory with the scientific tests and reviews who claim the opposite. so again who i supposed to believe you or them?

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 23:55

114. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


Displays
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph8554/67816.png
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph8554/67817.png
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph8554/67819.png
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph8554/67820.png
Cameras
6
http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/smartphones/motorola/motox2014/daytime/IP6DT.jpg
6 plus
http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/smartphones/motorola/motox2014/daytime/IP6PDT.jpg

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:13 3

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


So where can I apply for that one way flight to Mars?

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:33 1

12. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


www.mars-one.com/mission/humankind-on-mars

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:39 10

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 19456; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


If Apples success bothers you that much, you need to woosaaaa

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 20:37 4

100. JMartin22 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


An overgrown vegetable that likes fruit. You sound as dumb in your articulation as usual.

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 05:40

122. darkkjedii (Posts: 19456; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Awwww thank you sweetheart.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:14 6

3. greatoneiw (Posts: 41; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)


godfather sold less than transformers ...
we all know which one attracted dumb people more...

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:15 3

4. mokhtar (Posts: 402; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


fake as hell ..

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:31 14

10. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1368; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


5S outsold every single flagship smartphone last year with its 4" screen that 90% of iOS users complained it was too small, you are telling me a bigger iphone selling more is a fake story? Cause fuk logic

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 19:37 2

92. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


It (5S)didn't "outsold every single flagship smartphone last year "
The apples propaganda divided the GS4 on two (EU and LTE version) to make 5S win in "single"

Besides iPhone6 is way uglier than S5 , and ifans are not fans of big screens , NOT AT ALL.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 21:08 2

106. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2082; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Worldwide, with all variants, the SGS4 never hit 50 million sales. That's not even as good as the SGS3, which did sell 50 million, and neither of those beat the corresponding iPhone (5 and 5S).

The S5 sold even less than the 40 million mark (by a long shot), and was getting hammered by the 5S eight months after the 5S debuted. The Note 3 also sold a lot less than the Note 2, which should demonstrate that Samsung's perch in second place is eroding quickly.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 22:05

112. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Note 3 sold more than the Note 2. The hell are you smoking?

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 01:07

118. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Wow, pretending like you actually know what you talk about makes your entire post nothing but rubbish.
There are credible hints that Note 3 outsold even the GS4 so far

http://bgr.com/2013/12/10/samsung-galaxy-note-3-sales-10-million/

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 20:41 1

102. JMartin22 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Apple considers "shipped" as sold, and the media will report on that. Also, they never back down Apple's iPhone sales by model; just by total accumulative sales that the iPhone brand as a whole sells. Sure, they might sell a lot, but not as much as the propaganda, tech news sites, and mainstream media would like us to think the newest model would sell.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 21:11

107. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2082; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


You know who else counts "shipped" as "sold"? Every company that doesn't sell everything directly. The difference is, Apple does sell a lot directly to customers, whereas Samsung sells almost solely through retailers and carriers, even in their Best Buy "pop-up" stores.

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 16:32

129. JMartin22 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


You're using this discrepancy just for the sake of your argument. Meanwhile, you, the other trolls in the Apple pond and tech websites are always swift to differentiate the "shipped" from "sold" metrics when Samsung devices are usually distributed as an argument. So why don't we drop the hypocrisies here.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:23 1

5. nctx77 (Posts: 1646; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


As far as the 6 plus, it's turning out to be way more popular than Apple expected. When the dust settles, I guarantee it will have at least 40% of iPhone sales. You still can't find one in a store two weeks after launch.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:26 3

7. mistercarter (Posts: 349; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


yeah, the 6 Plus is way better than the 6 in every important department (battery, screen and camera) so it's no surprise to me
actually, we have 3 6 Plus here at home and we all loving it so far

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:32 4

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 19456; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


2 in my household, loving em both. Couldn't be happier, it'll be 3 come Xmas, one for jr.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 19:41 1

93. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Agree with " the 6 Plus is way better than the 6 in every important department (battery, screen and camera)"

But this bending is not just a false alarm. IT'S REAL TRUE.
And it's the BIGGEST 5.5" incher on the planet.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:34 1

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 19456; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Everyone wants the new king. iOS king for the droiders, not trying to flame fellas.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:44 5

16. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Everyone wants the new king - Speak for yourself

Not trying to flame.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:52 3

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 19456; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I speak as part of a possible 21,000,000, now get lost whiner.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:57 6

20. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


On post #13 , you said 'everyone'

Who's flaming now?

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 15:11 1

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 19456; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Bye dude go away

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 15:14 5

23. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


1.Calm down , relax , take a deep breath.

2.Apply Aloe to the burnt area.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 16:13 1

66. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


If Apple had sold 21 million phones it wouldn't be Mixpanel SUPPOSING it ,
It would be Apple releasing the numbers,

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 20:44 2

104. JMartin22 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


If they only made steroids that strengthened the neurotransmitters in your brain so you can be smarter.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 20:42

103. JMartin22 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Watching you write dribble kills the reader's brain cells. Typical inner city behavior. Act like a hooligan.

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 05:42

123. darkkjedii (Posts: 19456; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Awwww honey, your words mean so much

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 16:33

130. JMartin22 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Sorry, did that sound "racist" to you? I wouldn't want to hurt your critical feelings.

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 19:12

131. darkkjedii (Posts: 19456; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No sweetie, I love to hear from u

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 19:28

132. meanestgenius (Posts: 9229; Member since: 28 May 2014)


That actually did sound "racist".

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 15:31

29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


They're still some in Chicago. There's a website that tracks the inventory of them and refreshes every two hours. I got my brother a iPhone 6 today so yeah.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:25 2

6. mistercarter (Posts: 349; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


wow, if sales keep up like this, they will destroy the predictions for Q3

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 15:23 1

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 19456; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Great devices bro. Gotta give credit where it's due. They came with it.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:28 2

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 19456; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Apple is in beast mode right now. If these numbers are true, I can only imagine the holiday season numbers WHOA NELLY! Glad we got our pluses on launch day, those who didn't, I got two words for ya in 2015...CAMP OUT!!!

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 17:10

76. nctx77 (Posts: 1646; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


What's crazy is that China isn't even added yet. They preordered 2 mil in 6 hours and 4 million in 24 hours. Who knows what it is now. CRAZY!

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 18:26

88. darkkjedii (Posts: 19456; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's insane bro. Major product launch man.

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 13:57

127. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


hey dark, great to know you're still active. remember taco and remixfa and the iphone 4s sales debate? time flies so fast right!

posted on 08 Oct 2014, 18:46

133. darkkjedii (Posts: 19456; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Sure do, great times back then bro

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:28 1

9. Scott93274 (Posts: 3712; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


If this is accurate then that's pretty darnn impressive.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:39 2

14. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Apple is the perfect example of brand appeal, they make great products but other companies make products that are just as good and even better in my opinion , that brand power buys a lot of brand loyal and places them high on other consumers radar.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:45 1

17. realjjj (Posts: 357; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


lol Forbes is just terrible pretty much always.
The opening weekend numbers are just way off and represent far less than 10 mil units since a large part of the 10 million devices sold where not yet in consumer's hands, many were in stores or shipping.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:53 2

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 19456; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yeah, we'll take your word over Forbes any day.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 19:51 1

95. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


So you say Forbes are not apple's propaganda???? LOL

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 15:12 1

22. Pirry (Posts: 14; Member since: 19 Mar 2014)


I would like to see apple putting real effort under the hood of their phones. There was a time I believed apple was the pioneer of modern smartphones. Truth is they are overpricing a cute looking mid-range phone (2014)

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 15:18 3

24. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


That's how we tech people see it.
And there are those 'average user' who don't give a rat's patootie about specs.

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