The September 9 event was much awaited, especially since it was the rumored debut of both the Apple iWatch and the iPhone 6. As it turns out, both of those things happened, and now that the first weekend of sales is over, Apple can start celebrating with solid-gold iPhones and other such celebratory goodies. So just how good was Apple’s first weekend? Apple sold a staggering 10 million iPhones on iPhone 6 debut weekend.
“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 in a statement.
The last big iPhone launch, the 5s and 5c, led to an opening weekend sale of 6.5 million units. I guess you could say that the 6 and 6 Plus did bigger business, probably owing to the actually bigger phone in the form of the 6 Plus’s phablet form factor. That’s definitely on the high side of the expected sales range, though not the mid-teens sales numbers that some had been trumpeting. Still, Apple seems happy, and consumers seem even happier with their new toys.
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