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


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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147 Comments

1. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 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.

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?

30. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Because the numbers not even worth mentioning,sorry

53. MSi_GS70 unregistered

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

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

98. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

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

108. discharge unregistered

Looks of your name your not from America and can read

155. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

This is good and bad. Apple eats up 92.7% of the revenue in the app industry. And now with mediocore upgrades to the iPhone, Apple is still setting records. The problem here is sooner or later it will be THE ONLY PLAYER in town and if history teaches us anything then this scenario will never end up being good for us...the consumers. Its sad to see companies like Samsung, Xiaomi, Sony, HTC, Sharp and others pour their hearts out into their products and see declining sales quarter after quarter. I am not criticizing Apple and yes Apple loyalists can argue it has probably the best mobile ecosystem but nonetheless there will always be people who don't want the so-called best ecosystem or simply want something different. I have used all platforms and there are huge rooms for improvement on all of them iOS included.

75. discharge unregistered

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

132. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

You will never ever ever see details like the one you mentioned on a sales report, let me repeat... sales report...

148. discharge unregistered

Exactly Apple brags on sales but like some big companies do they one day go belly up

29. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol at not giving credit where credit is due.

66. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Straight hate.

73. discharge unregistered

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

100. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 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.

103. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 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

109. discharge unregistered

Your brainwashed by Apple we do know fanboy

147. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Please also note Apple speed of there new iPhones is down to hd as they got there own new format and they not using Emma, but something that like as fast as ufs, but uses ther MacBook controller, no joke, I.e. Al, the new speed is not down to CPU and also why reviews was saying transfer speeds was faster on files

72. discharge unregistered

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

36. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1409; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Last year sales, does not include China this year sales, include China Pretty much sum up Apple's typical marketing

40. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 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.

51. hateftotti

Posts: 223; Member since: May 03, 2011

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

81. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

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

57. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 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.

96. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

LOL.. priceless!

123. mrochester

Posts: 944; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

5S initial launch included China, 6 launch didn't, 6S launch did. So we've gone China, no China back to China again.

63. maherk

Posts: 6684; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

82. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 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

83. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

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

85. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

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