During the official launch weekend, Apple has announced that they’ve sold (between the preorders and the sales during launch weekend) more than 13 million iPhone 6S and 6S Plus units.
The company recently stated that they were “on page” to match or beat last year’s 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units sold during opening weekend. And they’ve clearly surpassed their goal. However, this time around, China was one of the countries to receive the device first as last year Chinese customers had to wait. Due to China being one of Apple’s top markets, this fact kind of distorts the numbers at hand.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said that iPhone 6S sales are “phenomenal” in a recent statement…
Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Customers’ feedback is incredible and they are loving 3D Touch and Live Photos, and we can’t wait to bring iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to customers in even more countries on October 9.
iPhone 6S will become available in 40 additional countries from October 9th, as well as 130 total by the end of 2015. The new iPhone countries coming October 9th are listed below int he statement found on Apple’s website:
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will roll out worldwide to more than 40 additional countries and territories beginning October 9 including Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan. On October 10, countries include Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available in India, Malaysia and Turkey on Friday, October 16 and in over 130 countries by the end of the year.
New countries will no doubt give a further boost to iPhone 6s sales. Following normal patterns, Apple will provide more color surrounding iPhone 6s performance at its next quarterly earnings investor call in mid October. A Foursquare footfall model proved surprisingly accurate, modelling 13-15 million opening weekend sales. Analysts at KGI say that investor response should be positive off the back of these sales numbers.
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