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Apple today announced that opening weekend sales of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus topped ten million units, breaking the previous record of nine million units set by the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c last year.

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"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.
As with previous years, the company also claims that demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been very high, as more orders will be fulfilled over the coming weeks. Apple announced last Monday that it processed four million first-day pre-orders on September 12.

Currently, shipping estimates for new iPhone 6 orders remains at 7-10 business days, while the iPhone 6 Plus is still showing a shipping delay of 3-4 weeks. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will also be available in 20 more countries including Austria, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and more on September 26.

Article Link: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Sales Top Ten Million in Launch Weekend
 

maflynn

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Not surprising given the lines at the apple stores and the fact they sold 4 million on preorders
 
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croooow

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Jul 16, 2004
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That is a lot of virtual Apple wallets out there now!

Took a look at them at a local Apple store. They look so much better in person and the 6 Plus looks a lot smaller than I was expecting. Very nice, if they keep the design for next year I know which one I will get. Still on my 5S on contract, I know a lot of people get a new one each year but I am still happy with my puny phone :)
 
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dumastudetto

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Impossibly incredible sales numbers. And they totally deserve this success, these are the best smartphones I have EVER used.
 
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KPOM

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Not bad. The pre-orders more than offset not having sales in China.
 
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nfl46

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Good job, Apple! I predicted 10 million after I heard they did 4 million preorders!
 
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Seandroid

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What! Wow!

We're also forgetting - the iPhone 5s and 5c launched in China. The iPhone 6 and 6+ haven't even arrived there yet! Wow!
 
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bbplayer5

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Apr 13, 2007
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Impossibly incredible sales numbers. And they totally deserve this success, these are the best smartphones I have EVER used.

This is pretty much what it comes down to. I prefer quality and aesthetics over something I need to constantly tinker with.
 
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Craiger

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Jul 11, 2007
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As usual, I think this is limited by supply and not customer demand.
 
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ArtOfWarfare

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Nov 26, 2007
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10 M in 3 days -> 1.22 B in a year? Obviously that won't really happen, but can we project, just from the first three days, about how many they'll sell before the launch of the next one based on previous years?
 
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ArtOfWarfare

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As usual, I think this is limited by supply and not customer demand.

Oh, so you don't think they're counting all the orders that people are placing but haven't received yet? Or do you think people are not ordering just because of the long wait time?
 
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