Apple has announced some official sales figures for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 smartphones, the company managed to sell a massive 10 million iPhone 6 handsets in the first weekend.
Last week we heard that Apple had sold a total of 4 million iPhone 6 pre-orders in the first 24 hours, and that means that the company managed to sell another 6 million handsets up until yesterday, with a total of 10 million units sold.
“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “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.”
As with previous iPhone launches, he company has not broken down the sales figures for the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, the 10 million handsets sold is combined sales of the two devices.
Apple managed to sell 9 million iPhones at last years launch, so they have managed to beat last year, and also set a new record for their first weekend sales of the iPhone. Apple will be launching the new iPhone handsets in more countries shortly.