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

145. SnakєBoyVincentLiu unregistered

Apple: breaking records since 2007

135. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I funny how fandroids are requesting if they were sold or returned ect.. it seems that nothing makes them happy, i am stil waiting on how Apple will be as predicted years ago by thousads of fandroids...

141. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm LMAOOOOO at the fandroid comments. Apple sells 3 million more than last year, and they still can't stand it.

130. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znTbwTkDJwM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSvImXP4cow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB4q3bWLFso I could go on all day with the truth. In the second vid they had an issue with geekbench. I get 1400/5100 or higher every time. I posted it last week.

122. TheJewishMerp

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

I don't understand why people go full dumbass in posts about Apple, it's phone that people like..don't get so worked up about how people spend their money, jeez.

126. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

136. TheJewishMerp

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

Holy god that's cringeworthy 0.o

121. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Isnt this actually worse sales? 10/2 =5. 13/3= 4.33. So they actually sold less per day.

124. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Except last year's 10M number is also from the first 3-day weekend. Good try though! http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2014/09/22First-Weekend-iPhone-Sales-Top-10-Million-Set-New-Record.html

154. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I was going by PA's article actually....

114. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Give up guys. It's all they have to brag about, how many units sold. Like that means anything.

115. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Can the iPhone master crew brag about benchmarks as well? http://anandtech.com/show/9662/iphone-6s-and-iphone-6s-plus-preliminary-results

94. Nathillien unregistered

Even 15M would mean stagnation, comparing the last year 10M, having China in opening week this year and considering China holds almost a third of iPhone sales. Selling 13M is technically a record, but a record that shows slowdown of iPhone sales.

95. No_Sammy_No_Gimmicks

Posts: 159; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Did you that China was included in the first launch of countries with iPhone 5s?

70. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Easy when you add new market to preorder every year. Apple love to play with number and lie.

129. mrochester

Posts: 1052; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Apple took away China as a launch weekend market for the iPhone 6 and still beat the previous year's launch weekend sales. This year, China was back in the launch weekend group.

67. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Great phone, great sales.

76. discharge unregistered

Get off the apple bandwagon already dude!!

90. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Get off my post idiot. I spend my money how I want. Now go wipe your discharge.

112. discharge unregistered

What's the matter did I hurt you fanboy feelings?? Go cry!!! Sniff sniff, besides its America moron you say say what you want and so can i!!! Got that!! Good!!

117. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

They Down by 17 million from the total number last yearhttp://www.cnet.com/uk/news/iphone-6-china-preorders-soar-past-20m-report/

128. mrochester

Posts: 1052; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

You really need to understand the difference between pre-order numbers and actual sales of physical devices.

64. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

After watching sprint iPhone offered $ 1 a month. the number does not impress me. But congratulations Apple in the world are still the company 2 in smartphone sales.

60. No_Sammy_No_Gimmicks

Posts: 159; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

80. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I don't normally care for benchmarks but holy crap that's impressive. The iPhone 6 is still in the top too in pretty much everything

59. MobileAllStar

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

PS... iTweaks is a dedicated Apple site.

58. MobileAllStar

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

I don't buy it... Go on YouTube and search for "iTweaks iPhone 6s and 6s Plus battery comparison test" the 6s has 22-23% LESS battery life vs the 6 and the 6s Plus has 10% LESS than the 6 Plus.

41. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Sigh, there is no hope for humanity I guess. New kids on the block somehow had a number 1 hit as new old men on the block, now this. Sigh. Lol

46. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The butthurt is real today isn't it?

38. brian81

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 09, 2012

Yup they sold a lot phones and now they have lot of cash again so are they going to pay us for being apple lover lol..so no need to argue about it just enjoy the phone either android or ios. Only problem with apple they don't innovate anymore because people will still buy whatever they offer.

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