Apple sets a new record with sales of 10 million new iPhones during the launch weekend

Apple sets a new record with sales of 10 million new iPhones during the launch weekend
Apple announced on Monday, that it sold a record number of Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus units over the first weekend of availability for the devices. The phones were available beginning Friday in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the U.K. Conspicuous by its absence was China. Regulators there have not finished testing the new models. The 10 million units sold over the weekend is a record, topping the 9 million Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c models sold during last year's opening weekend.

Apple says that 26 more markets will start offering the two new models on September 26th. Those regions include Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. By the end of the year, 115 markets will be offering the phone.

The Apple iPhone 6 features a 4.7 inch screen, up from the 4 inch screen carried by its predecessor. The Apple iPhone 6 Plus offers a 5.5 inch display. Both models are powered by the Apple A8 chip, featuring second-generation 64-bit processing. The phones come pre-loaded with iOS 8, which Apple calls its largest release since the App Store.


The new handsets are offered in gold, silver and space gray. The iPhone 6 is available for $199 with a two-year contract (16GB), $299 (64GB) and $399 (128GB). The iPhone 6 Plus is priced at $299 with a two-year contract (16GB), $399 (64GB) and $499 (128GB).

source: Apple

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iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
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106 Comments

1. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

Can imagine if they had iPhone 6 plus in stock. The numbers would be much higher.

7. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

not to mention China was not in the record. it could have ballooned to 12-13 million

53. 5sApple

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

iBroken

90. flipjzn

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

It's selling well because android authority did a drop test and it fared very well :)http://www.androidauthority.com/iphone-6-iphone-6-plus-drop-test-527540/

45. Chaseism

Posts: 82; Member since: May 08, 2013

I think that's the interesting part about this news. Ever since the iPhone 4S (and the iPad 3), Apple has done well to prepare enough units to fulfill their pre-order requests in a respectable amount of time. They've also done well to have enough units available the first day of general sales. I honestly thought the days of lining up at the Apple Store (or carrier stores) were done. Then I found out that there were long lines on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. These lines (and record sales) happened even with proper preparation.

52. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

That's quite true. The sales are booming and by the end of the year when it reaches 115 countries, Apple could sell 80 million units, with 65 million this holiday season (Black Friday anyone?). It's going to be great for Apple. I was impressed with the display personally. I almost thought it was a demo unit when I first saw it. It was f**king CLEAR as paper. I guess it helps that they slimmed down the phone, placing the digitizer close to the display. When I touched the display, things MOVED! Can't wait for November.

55. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

There are an increasing number of Apple owners who are at the end of their 2-year contracts (at least in the U.S.). Those are the usual suspects for the launch weekend sales. I tend to agree with the talking heads who are questioning the predictive element of launch weekend sales. Launch weekend seems to be more about how many phones can Apple stockpile. Tim even said as much in an interview with the WSJ. Total annual sales is a function of how many sales are made in the quarters after launch. Especially after the end of the holiday shopping season. Net-net, I think Apple will sell more phones than they sold for the 5S, but how many more is the question on investors minds.

74. Chaseism

Posts: 82; Member since: May 08, 2013

Definitely. I've often argued that it's smart for Apple to have a single release for each of their products a year. It builds up anticipation and you can guarantee folks will flock to it for months. And with these two year contracts (however long those continue to exist), you're either on an iPhone or an iPhone S schedule. I do think there were a good amount of iPhone 4S folks bidding their time. I liked the iPhone 5S more than their previous S model releases, but I don't blame them for skipping it. S models are a waste of time given Apple's competition. I would have rather them released these phones last year...but better late than never, I guess.

81. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

There are plenty of Android users that are buying these iPhones as well. Apple sells millions more iPhones every year, but somehow it's the same exact people buying these phones... How is that possible? Especially considering that 1. the iPhones are still selling out despite larger supplies 2. China and many other countries still haven't gotten any supplies and 3. we can expect the demand for the iPhone 6/+ to be high throughout its cycle.

83. Chaseism

Posts: 82; Member since: May 08, 2013

I know a few former iOS users that were tired of waiting for Apple to upgrade the screen size so they switched to Android. I imagine you're right in that they are coming back. A good amount of iPhone 4S users skipped their iPhone 5S upgrade for the iPhone 6. But you've got a lot of parents buying iPhones for their kids at a high rate as well. Could be leading to higher sales.

51. LouisMariano5

Posts: 62; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

what apple says..... they sold and what they actually did sell can be very different....

73. Chaseism

Posts: 82; Member since: May 08, 2013

Publicly traded companies, especially the ones with Apple's notoriety, don't often fake their sales numbers for fear of ending up like Enron or WorldCom. And they certainly wouldn't do it with a phone that's obviously selling well. Usually companies will fudge their numbers for an under performing product. Here's some good reading if you're interested...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accounting_scandals

2. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Not when the public is voting, it barely comes to mind especially when it's beyond reach

3. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Nice apple! apple just proved that you dont need a high end specs just to sell millions of phone..

21. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yup You just need brainless Unique Breed, that can even organized upgrade at the same time.

25. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

oh look! the most hated phone in the market sold 10 million phone in just one week! LOL does it hurt sammy fanboy?hahaha

35. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Hurt? Why this should hurt us???? We are not buying it, but you. It should hurt you. This that you are well organized sh..p , to upgrade the same time, like a ritual, does not impress us much.

36. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

ok keep convincing urself....try harder......

42. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Listen iBoy ; The Cult of Apple is a group of fanatical followers devoted to all things Apple, Macintosh, iPod, and iPhone. While there are no shortage of Apple fanatics who eat, think, and breathe Apple, members of the Cult of Apple take their devotion one step further and believe in Apple. The leader of this Cult is Steve Jobs and is believed to have failed.

50. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Don't you mean the cult of Samdung? Where they're devoted to all things Samdung.

63. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Indenial iBoy. There are no cult's or worshipers for Samsung.

103. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Indenial iDroid. There are no cult's or worshipers for Apple.

105. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

No worshipers for Apple???? Tim Cook will disagree. He was the one who called you Unique Breed. Just google it , iboy.

64. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The search for the three holy relics of Apple simply end up in buying a MacBook Pro, an iPod, and an iPhone. Special keypresses by the Apple Overlords on each product unlock the Book of Apple, the sacred text of the Cult, the lyrics and melody to the Hymn of Apple, and the Voice of Apple, a purported message from the Apple deity.

66. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

All three of their responsibilities are fulfilled in redesigning their products over and over again. Faith in Apple is increased with every purchase of an Apple product, punishing initiates and revitalizing their faith; milking a product for all it's worth increases money tremendously; and Apple (the corporation) could only have obtained this idea from a hellish demon of avarice from another plane.

76. mrochester

Posts: 953; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

It's not so much cult of 'Samdung', as you put it, more cult of Google.

56. relic74

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Their really quite nuts, I have a MacBook Air, I like it because it's Unix. I also have a Surface Pro 3, Kindle 8 HDX, Nokia 1020, Nexus 10 and an iPad Air. I have a iPad Air because of all of the fantastic music apps that are available for it but I am new to this platform. I went to a forum called AppleInsider as I heard from others that they have a great help forum. I wanted to know how I could run three music apps at once. I have one app that is a drum kit, keyboards and melody. Every time I switched between them the previous app would stops playing. I want all of them to play at the same time. So I asked my question and some others, why can't I access OneDrive in Pages even though I have the client instslled and how do I change the default browser to Chrome as that's what I use on every device I have except the Nokia 2520. In less then 3 comments I was labeled a Troll because my questions sounded like I was putting down for its shortcomings. I said I honestly just wanted help and I got this response, you know you can't change the default browser, you can only run certain apps in the background and apps have to be pre programmed to use a cloud storage. I decide to stay and look around the forum, my God are these people abtuse. They complain about every single product out there except Apple's. I found a forum about Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, oh, I have one of those, maybe I can add to the conversation. They weren't interested in facts, they just wanted to talk trash about a product none of them actually ever used. I personally like Windows 8 , I must as I own 2 tablets running the OS. I said displaying two apps at a time is an invaluable feature, response were, it's a waste because the apps become too small, my rebuttal was a screen shot I took of I.E. on one side taking up 70%of the available screen and VLC playing a movie on the other. Why would anyone want to watch a movie in such a small size. You should have read some of these comments. Fast forward a few weeks later and a rumor started to go around that Apple will eventually add this feature. Great idea, Apple will know how to properly utilize this feature. As if Microsoft got it wrong in the first place, it's two apps, side by side from each other, there isn't much you could do too improve this. My favorite is listening talk about Pages and Numbers, Microsoft is in real trouble now, the new feature set of Pages and Numbers absolutely blows away Office. Businesses are going to be migrating by the thousands. Really, I asked a simple question, can I connect a SQL database up too Pages, honestly it's something I personally really need. No, why would you need to do that. Okay, does Numbers, does Numbers support complex Visual Basic formulas. Because you know back offices actually create apps writhing Excel that grabs data from databases like Oracle and then they run complex algorithms to calculate things like P&L. You don't need all of that, companies use custom apps for that.

58. relic74

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Continued; I was in shock by the kind of things that came out of these people's mouth. Every logical question that makes Apple look bad is ignored or torn apart as completely wrong. I don't like the iPad, or I should say I don't like iOS, to controlled but I am forced to use the iPad because of the music apps. My working tablet is the Nokia 2520 and play is the Kindle HDX 8 (rooted to run Google Services) and Nexus 10. The Surface Pro 3 is used for Ableton Live.

85. darkkjedii

Posts: 30899; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why do you guys bother with him. SMDH

96. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Listen iDroid: The Cult of Samsung is a group of fanatical followers devoted to all things Samsung, Android, Tablet. While there are no shortage of Samsung iDroid fanatics who eat, think, and breathe Samsung, members of the Cult of Samsung take their devotion one step further and believe in Samsung. The leader of this Cult is JK Shin and is believed to have failed.

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