Apple Sells 10M iPhone 6 And Plus iPhones Over Weekend
“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said in a press release. The company didn’t break down the sales figures between the two phones.
The phones started selling at stores in Australia on Friday, more than four million preorders of the phones were received during the first 24 hours, which the company said was a record.
“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,” Mr. Cook said Monday.
To compare, a year ago, the company sold nine million iPhones in the first weekend it sold its 5S and 5C models, while in 2012, it sold more than 5 million iPhone 5 devices. The iPhone 5, 5S and 5C also made its debut in China on the devices’ first weekends of sales.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is not yet available in China this has led some buyers to pursue resales of the new phones at exorbitant prices to Chinese buyers after buying the product in Australian stores.