Apple sold more than 10 million iPhones during the first weekend after the release of the new phone. The latest generation iPhone went on sale on Friday and its success has been absolutely impressive.
Apparently, Apple fans have waited for long to see the new phone become available in sale and moreover, it seems that people wanted larger screen iPhones for quite some time. The larger display makes the new iPhone an incredibly interesting purchase for a whole new category of customers. So, there is no wonder after all that the new phone had such an impressive success.
The success of the new iPhone indicates that there is a strong demand on the market for phones with larger displays. Well, it seems that the demand is even bigger than what we imagined at first. So, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, claimed that the famous company could have sold even more new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, but there were no supplies available at this point.
The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have set a record for the famous tech company. So, it has been claimed that the pre-orders recorded by Apple reached 4 million, which is without a doubt a new record. Now, sales have reached another record, with 10 million iPhones sold on the market.
“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,” Tim Cook said in a statement.
Compared to previous releases, iPhone 6 did great. So, last year, the iPhone 5S and 5C sold 9 million units in 11 countries, including China. The 10 million figure registered this year does not include the Chinese market, as the new iPhone is not yet available here. Sales of the new iPhone in China have been delayed by regulatory issues.
Apple claimed that many customers will have to wait until next month to get their brand new phone, due to the strong demand. The famous company also revealed that starting with September 26, the new phone will be available in 20 additional countries. Initially, the new model was launched in the United States, Britain, Australia, France, Canada, Germany, Japan, Singapore, but also Hong Kong and Puerto Rico.