Record-setting Apple iPhone 6 sales top 10M over the weekend
It’s no secret that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are attracting some serious interest from shoppers. Users are flocking to the new sizes as if 3.5 and 4-inch iPhones never existed, embracing this new era for Apple’s hardware. Last week, we saw the company confirm a record start to its pre-orders, pulling in four million in just the first day alone. Since then, we’ve seen outright sales begin, including those at Apple’s retail stores. Now Apple’s stepping up to announce another record-setting statistic, selling north of ten million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets in the three days following Friday’s release.
That’s all the more impressive when we consider that sales have only gotten started in ten launch nations. Those will be joined by another twenty-some this Friday, and grow to include more than a hundred before the year’s out.
Sales at such a brisk pace represent a new personal best for Apple, but this good news is tempered a bit by issues shoppers continue to face with stock shortages, especially concerning the larger iPhone 6 Plus. Apple doesn’t address any such availability problems in its statement, short of advising shoppers they should keep checking both the Apple Store app and the company’s site for up-to-date info on stocks and estimated shipping timetables.