Another year, another record breaking debut for the latest iPhone. Apple announced overnight that it sold ten million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models combined after the first weekend of availability – a new record for launch weekend iPhone sales. It’s no surprise, after Apple announced last week that iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders hit 4 million in the first 24 hours alone.
The latest iPhones became available on Friday, September 19 in 10 countries and territories worldwide.
Apple’s latest sales record beats the company’s 2013 iPhone launch weekend for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, which topped out at nine million devices.
However, the iPhone 5s and 5c were available in 11 regions worldwide including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the US and UK. For this year’s launch weekend, China was left off the initial launch list.
Sales were big for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but the wait may be even bigger for those who didn’t pre-order an iPhone 6 Plus.
With larger, higher-resolution screens than their predecessors, an even thinner build, and a new version of iOS promising deep integration with OS X Yosemite, there’s a lot to love about the new iPhones.
The iPhone 6 packs a 4.7in display, while the iPhone 6 Plus sports a 5.5in screen. Both devices run iOS 8 with features such as the new Health app, iCloud Drive integration, third-party keyboard support and Family Sharing.
For more information on Apple’s new handsets check out our iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus review.