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More than 13 million iPhone 6s, 6s Plus units sold in the opening weekend, a new record for Apple

More than 13 million iPhone 6s, 6s Plus units sold in the opening weekend, a new record for Apple
Records are made to be broken and for Apple, records are usually tied with iPhone sales. Given that its new batch of devices officially launched three days ago, on Septmeber 25, in a handful of countries, we were keeping an ear close to the ground, waiting for some news about the early adoption of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

Well, official data is just in: Apple sold more than 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus units during the first three days of availability. That's a record-breaking result, trumping the company's last year 10 million sales during the first two days of availability. However, Apple did not break down sales between the two phones; it also did not reveal sales numbers under the newly-introduced iPhone Upgrade Program

“Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history,” claimed Apple CEO Tim Cook. “Customers’ feedback is incredible and they are loving 3D Touch and Live Photos, and we can’t wait to bring iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to customers in even more countries on October 9.”

This phenomenal, record-breaking result would have probably been even more impressive if the two new stars in Apple's portfolio were available in more countries, but at the moment, it's only available in the major markets. Interestingly enough, it was launched in the USA and China on the same day - as a refresher, last year's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus arrived in the Far East a couple of weeks after their US' debut.

Still, Apple just revealed that the devices will be hitting a wealth of new markets on October 9. The newcomers will be Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan. On October 10, countries include Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available in India, Malaysia, and Turkey. By the end of 2015, the two devices will be available in more than 130 countries, Cupertino also revealed.

Make sure to check out our handy and thorough guide on how to get yourself a new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus. Our reviews are coming really, really soon, so stay tuned!

source: Apple 

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posted on 28 Sep 2015, 08:44 8

1. natypes (Posts: 1104; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)

This has more to do with subsidies going away than anything. Now that you don't have to wait or time it perfectly people will upgrade more often. Seen camera comparisons as well speed of fingerprint scanner comparisons. lol, just lol. People are so stupid generally.

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 09:14 1

24. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)

Parena why u talking about how manyiphones been sold only? You never takl about other phones how many been sold only these..why?

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 09:16 10

29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Lol at not giving credit where credit is due.

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 09:16 12

30. androtaku (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)

Because the numbers not even worth mentioning,sorry

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 09:22 9

36. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1327; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)

Last year sales, does not include China
this year sales, include China

Pretty much sum up Apple's typical marketing

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 09:28

40. nctx77 (Posts: 2330; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)

True, but I'm sure China did not sell the entire 3 million in one weekend. The probably accounted for 1 million, so still crazy YOY increase.

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 09:48 6

51. hateftotti (Posts: 203; Member since: 03 May 2011)

There is over 1.5 billion people there but you say just 1 million buyers ?!?

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 09:54 1

53. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)

And so what now when iphones sales are.so high ?
What now ? Christmas ? Hooray ? We can't sleep now ?

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 09:59 6

57. Tizo101 (Posts: 510; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)

even if Apple was available in my country it wouldn't make a difference as the article claims and last year apple sold 10 milion in 2 days but this time around it's 13 million in 3 days... from my basic math, that's no improvement.

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 10:49 9

63. maherk (Posts: 4618; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

The point is that 13 million iPhones were sold in a freaken weekend, why do you people try to take away from such an accomplishment.
And true, it doesn't have top notch specs, but it is a great upgrade for iPhone users.
I ve seen the comparisons, and I bet you, that put the iPhone pictures alone and people will be impressed by them, it only lost to the G4 and S6, which what every other phone did for the past year.
I know lotta people who would go for the iPhone just because it's a symbol of status these days, but the majority of those I know who opt for an iPhone do it because they feel it is the simplest UI for them and fits their need.

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 11:06 6

66. darkkjedii (Posts: 23621; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Straight hate.

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 11:17

72. discharge (unregistered)

Exactly!! Apple don't deserve it all!!

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 11:18

73. discharge (unregistered)

Not hate the truth admitting apples greed over the consumer!! Are you brainwashed by Apple??

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 11:22

74. discharge (unregistered)

Seriously you forgot Halloween, thanksgiving lol, all the fanboys will be sick or crying at Apple Store for all iOS 9 issues by than, or will they smart up and get a real device not somethings that's just looks!! My Samsung note 5 isn't so flashy but dependable that's what I need not a shiny logo on the back lol

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 11:24 1

75. discharge (unregistered)

Or does Apple say how many got returned too!! Or orders cancelled?? NOPE didn't think so, just brag on greed

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 12:05 2

81. j2001m (Posts: 3004; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

Sorry mate but the number is crap, most of there sales are coming from China

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 12:10

82. j2001m (Posts: 3004; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

No, please add up all the sales of android sales this year on the 1st 3 days they come out at the same type of price, this includes all iPhones costs as they all new deals and are included in the sale numbers
I.e. Including the free 5s sale numbers

You soon this this number is crap, they also all buy at the same time due to there only being 1 model

You have to included models like Samsung A8 lg G4 htc m9 and so on

I think even Samsung models up to the free cost of the 5s is more but I may be wrong

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 12:13

83. j2001m (Posts: 3004; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

You also find that many try to get a good deal on like Samsung phone just after they come out

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 12:20 3

85. Ninetysix (Posts: 2574; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

We'll wait for the breakdown of each Android device. Please list the Manufacturer, phone name, phone model, release date in a .CSV format in Excel.

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 12:22

87. j2001m (Posts: 3004; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

Crap that I just post in. My other post, as this sold number means now crap all.

"They can not mean sold to customers there no way they got that info, when they sale sold they mean all the crap stock at carphone and 3 network I the uk that as not sold, but they got the stock and they can not send them back"

"Sorry but as they used shipped for the watch, then sold now means nothing but sent out to like carphone that got loads of them for sale in the uk, that also goes for 3 network, I think they full of it"

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 12:30

88. Canaan (Posts: 335; Member since: 25 May 2014)

True, but you can't deny the power of the deals being offered. T-Mobile for example has the 16 GB version at $4 a month if you trade in an IPhone 6/6+ or Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6/S6+ and $9 if you trade in a Galaxy S5. Sprint wanted to surpass T-Mobile and went even further with a $1 a month.

When Samsung or any other OEM have deals like that people immediately state, oh they can't sell so they have to give these massive discounts, but when Apple does it its still record breaking.

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 12:30 2

89. Mercedes-Benz (banned) (Posts: 403; Member since: 18 Jan 2015)

does not have top notch specs ? Looks at those benchmark scores !

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 12:38

93. j2001m (Posts: 3004; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

The sales number are way down on last year
It's just Apple trying it on
Last year they did not have China in the number
And China came later with 20 million preorders

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 12:50

96. rd_nest (Posts: 1654; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

LOL.. priceless!

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 12:51 7

98. JunitoNH (Posts: 1931; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

To be honest, I can't fathom the heck you are trying to say.

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 12:52 1

99. rd_nest (Posts: 1654; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

Android doesn't work like that. You must be an idiot if you don't understand basic business menchanics.

We will add up all android model sales vs all apple sales in whole year. How does that sound??

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 12:58 5

100. JunitoNH (Posts: 1931; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

From a business point of view, tells why is Apple greedy? Are their devices more expensive? i.e. 6s vs. Galaxy 6 or are their any other mitigating circumstances? If you think any business cares about the consumer, you are in for a rude.....is all about supply and demand, and no one is obligated to purchase any devise.

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 13:14 3

103. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

These ppl here bit*hing about Apple's greed have zero understanding in business. ANY other phone company would wish they are in Apple's position. Some might think its greed but Apple is clearly doing something right.

Comparing other phones to Iphone is like comparing Toyota to a Mercedes. Sure they both are cars but the Mercedes cost much more because of the brand name and Im happy to buy it. Regardless what is being said. the brand matter

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 13:30

108. discharge (unregistered)

Looks of your name your not from America and can read

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 13:31 1

109. discharge (unregistered)

Your brainwashed by Apple we do know fanboy

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