September 22, 2014
Apple has set a brand new record with the sale of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices over the weekend.
The Cupertino company announced today it had sold more than 10 million Smartphones in the three days since it launched the devices Sept. 19. It did not breakdown sale numbers for each device, however.
“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” said CEO Tim Cook. “We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-through records by a large margin. While our team managed the manufacturing ramp better than ever before, we could have sold many more iPhones with greater supply and we are working hard to fill orders as quickly as possible.”
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are currently available in the U.S., Canada, Australia, the U.K., France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico and Singapore and will be available in more than 20 additional countries beginning Sept. 26. By the end of the year, the new iPhones will be available in 115 countries.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the first Apple Smartphones to boast larger screens at 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch respectively. The devices sport curved edges, a thinner design than previous models and a new tool to make it easier to use the phone with just one hand.
The new iPhones come with the all-new 64-bit A8 processor which offers faster performance, less battery drain and the ability to play console-class 3D games. The devices also sport an upgraded eight-megapixel rear camera and are available in silver, gold and space gray.
In the U.S., contract-free prices for the iPhone 6 are $649 for a 16GB unit, $749 for 64GB and $849 for 128GB sizes. In Canada the phones are at least $100 more expensive with pricetags of $749, $859 and $969. Prices in the U.K. are £539, £619, and £699.
The iPhone 6 Plus is priced at $749, $849, and $999 in the US; $859, $969 and $1,079 in Canada and £619, £699, and £789 in the U.K.