Apple already told us that they were on target to beat last years iPhone launch with their new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus handsets and now we have some official number on how many handsets were sold.
The company has announced that they have sold 13 million units of their iPhone 6S and 6S Plus smartphones in the first weekend, the figure also includes pre-orders of the device.
“Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Customers’ feedback is incredible and they are loving 3D Touch and Live Photos, and we can’t wait to bring iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to customers in even more countries on October 9.”
Apple managed to sell 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets by the end of launch weekend last year, so they have beaten last years record by three million iPhones.
The company also announced that their new iPhone will be launching in 40 more countries on the 9th of October, you can see a list of these countries below.
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will roll out worldwide to more than 40 additional countries and territories beginning October 9 including 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 on Friday, October 16 and in over 130 countries by the end of the year.
It looks like Apple’s new iPhones are on track to be the company’s most popular smartphone to day, every year their new handsets end up being more popular than last years models.
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