How impressive was the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch? Check out this chart

How impressive was the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch? Check out this chart
So Apple set a new record by ringing up 10 million units of the new Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus over the three day launch weekend. How does this compare with other Apple launches, and the release of some of Samsung's Galaxy devices? Asymco's Horace Deidu put together a graph that measures the per day sales for these devices during pre-order and launch weekend periods.

For example, while the 10 million iPhone 6 units sold by Apple this past weekend set a cumulative record, on a per day basis the record belongs to the first day of the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus pre-order period. Apple tallied 4 million reservations that first day, which stands as the record for now. The launch weekend for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus resulted in 3.3 million units sold each day, good enough for second. That is followed by the 3 million units sold per day during the launch weekend for the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c. The Apple iPhone 5 pre-order is next followed by the Apple iPhone 5 launch weekend.

Looking at Apple's tablet launches, the Apple iPad 4 and Apple iPad mini (both Wi-Fi only versions), tied the average sales per day seen during the Apple iPad 3's opening weekend. The stats for the Samsung Galaxy S II through the Samsung Galaxy S5 show much lower per day sales. It took a month for the Samsung Galaxy S4, the fastest selling Android phone ever, to reach the 10 million sales mark scored by the two new iPhone 6 models in just three days.


source: @asymco via BGR

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iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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54 Comments

1. zackh121556

Posts: 132; Member since: Feb 01, 2012

Grammar please...."Dies"

17. engineer-1701d unregistered

why not measure not and s just like ip6 and ip6p

26. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

If your girlfriend buys the iPhone 6 for an extra inch the surely your relationship is in trouble :D

41. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

Technically it's 0.7 inches, but it's not what you've got, it's what you do with it hey?

2. enzotarece

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Can I get an honest answer do u think the specs of the iPhone 6 can smoothly run android kitkat

3. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

the device is built for iOS so the question is irrelevant. if you ever think of buying an iphone 6 to run android, you'd be an awful case of a nutcase

18. engineer-1701d unregistered

nova skin ios8 my gs3 is kitkat and its the same specs but 2gb ram and no 64bit

40. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

and laggy phone after 3 months. Been there, done that on numerous occasions. Never doing it again!

45. wilsong17 unregistered

You are not very smart are you you have to clean the cache files like a computer temp file... that why there is app in the play store... also my note 3 hasn't slow down so your post is very in valid... 2 why do I see ifan reseting the iPhone

5. Enddo

Posts: 53; Member since: May 26, 2014

Of course. KitKat was designed to run on devices with 512MB of RAM

16. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Yes it can, The stock kitkat is faster and smooth than iOS (see moto g, nexus5). Kitkat doesnot have fancy animation like ioS to hide slowness . youtube channel MKBHD proved that.

42. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

I've had a number of high end Android phones over the years (LG G2 being the latest), and without exception I've had to factory reset them after a few months of loading different launchers, skins and apps. Stock Android probably does run really smoothly, but many people choose Android because of the huge array of customisation options, and this is when the problems start. On the face of it, iOS looks extremely boring, but the user experience is so much better than the standard grid of icons would suggest. I've used Android & Windows Phone and been bored of them after 6 months. I've not had this problem with iOS, and unless stock Android changes dramatically in terms of look and feel, I don't see myself moving away from Apple.

46. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Do you even read what you write? You have become bored of Android and WP but not of iOS??!! That statement is a contradiction in itself pal. I support you in that android has to bring about chane but doesn't every OS aS android is still by far the most dynamic os bringing with it the most changes...

50. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

I am my own person. I have my own views and feelings, and if I tell you that I find Android and WP boring, then I do. It's not for you to tell me what I should think or how I should feel. It's not just about how customizable an OS is, it's about how you feel about it when you are using it. Also, when there is a software update, I don't have to wait a year before my smartphone manufacturer / network provider decides to issue the update to my phone. Apple isn't perfect and there are a few things which I don't like about the 5S and iOS8, but I prefer the overall experience. That is my choice...not yours pal !!

53. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Again Apples to Oranges buddy! Android and iOS follow two different business models. Let me give you an insight into the techno-biz premise of the same. In android you don't have to wait a year for software updates to reach your phone provided you are using a nexus device or Play Edition devices from 3rd parties (as it is Google controlled). This is akin to the model Apple maintains with the iPhone and iOS. So rest easy pal. Youare generalizing android by treating the S5 or the G3 or whatever as an android official representative phone whereas it is not because the official phone for android is NEXUS. You only have to wait if you use 3rd party phones as then the update or any software installation including stock apps are at the whim of the manufacturer as they have custom skins and their own apps to customize or it could just be purely a business decision to push their newer models. You cant complain about that as no one can tell them how to run their business. If iOS were to be outsourced to 3rd party manufacturers, Apple would have to show some flexibility for increasingmarket share, any sort of mutual agreement, that could contain the clause that updates be controlled by the manufacturer. Now tell me in that case would you blame iOS or Apple or the 3rd party OEM? My point exactly. You are entitled to your own views and I respect that but when you post on a forum like PA, which has a wide audience and many impressionable readers, you must make sure that your point is validated by a little more than personal prejudice. That's all what i am saying. I aint tellin you how you should feel or what you should like but when you speak to the masses, it has to be a bit more refined. Have a nice day :)

54. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

Your quote... "Do you even read what you write? You have become bored of Android and WP but not of iOS??!! That statement is a contradiction in itself pal" That's refined and not a prejudiced point of view then? My point is validated by personal experience, not prejudice! I'm not a lifelong Apple fan who slags off every other OS. I have a broad experience of Android, WP & iOS, so I think I am entitled to an opinion. Also, please confirm what percentage of Android smartphones sold are NEXUS or Google Pay Edition devices? I'm guessing not that high when you consider Samsung's dominance? I don't know, but I'm going to guess at a figure of say 75-80% non Google controlled devices...maybe even higher? If it's 50%, that's still a lot of people who have to wait a long time for the latest version of Android. Some will never see it. Your point about Apple making iOS available to other manufacturers is completely mute, because I don't ever see that happening. I'm not averse to switching back to Android if I like the look and feel of the OS. At the moment I don't, and yes I think I would have to switch to a NEXUS or Google Play device, if I ever did, because it would frustrate the hell out of me to see a nice update to Android, which I knew I would potentially never receive.

47. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

First you say iOS is "extremely boring", and then you say you get bored with Android and WP after 6 months?

51. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

No I said, "on the face of it, iOS seems extremely boring". So if you merely look at the home screen grid of icons, then yes your immediate thought is that it looks boring. It's when you start using it that your view changes, and I can't really explain why. All I know is, I've had the iPhone 5S for a while now and I'm loving it as much today as I did the day I first opened the box. I've had some lovely Android and WP devices, but without exception I have become bored of them after 6 months. I decided to give the iPhone 5S a try, as Apple customers seem to be so loyal to the brand and I wanted to understand why...well now I know! Yes there is a lot of hype around the brand and some snobery, but the product is great and the support is excellent.

25. dimas

Posts: 3339; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

If specs are considered, it can even run a mid range nokia lumia device from 2012. That's how obsolete the specs of iPhone 6 is.

36. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

You are missing the point. Specs don't matter with the iPhone. It's all about software which is optimised for the hardware.

4. bransablan

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 19, 2012

Yes please double check that SPELLING....

6. Guti986

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

So the 10 million doesn't include the preorders that picked up in store?

19. engineer-1701d unregistered

store stock pre sale and out 10mill for 30 days

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Chance of actual orders adding up to a nice round number like 10M = zero.

8. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Wow, what a ridiculously misleading chart. Of course if you measure over the 60 days from launch and take an average per day you'll get a much lower figure than if you just take the amount on the launch day. Why are you trying to make the iphone, ipad, and galaxy units appear so lacklustre? Put them in as 3 day too or leave them out completely. Unless your intention was to mislead...

20. engineer-1701d unregistered

separate 6 6plus

9. paul4hp

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

I find such a degree of brainwashing and free advertising in most of the media more frightening than "impressive".

10. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

PA try so hard to convince us that the two new iPhones are great.....

33. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

They don't have to convince the majority of us...

11. naittosan

Posts: 239; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

why does truth hurt so much that you have to make excuses for Samsung? Everyone knows the s5 was a flop.

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