Apple Sells 10 Million iPhone 6s in First Week, a New RecordJon Ledford |
To no surprise, Apple's latest iPhone is selling incredibly well. So much that it broke the company's previous sales records.
Apple has announced that the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus have sold over 10 million units within its first weekend. The phone launched on Sept. 19 throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, the UK and Singapore. On Sept. 26, it will be launching in 20 additional countries. Apple plans to have the iPhone 6 available in over 115 countries by the end of 2014.
“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” said Apple 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.”
We must note that a couple years ago, people made fun of the Samsung Note for its large size, and now look at what has become the standard, but hey, bigger screens means more fun while playing mobile games. Given that the Note 4 is going to have its own VR headset, we hope that the iPhone 6 lives up to its potential for increasing the capabilities of mobile gaming.