During a recent statement, Apple confirmed that the iPhone 6S would officially go on sale Friday at 8 AM. The company has also already confirmed that the response to the new smartphone has been “incredibly positive” although we’re still 4 days away from the official release.
Apple also stated that iOS 9 has the fastest adoption rate of any iOS version they’ve ever distributed before, with 50% of devices upgraded to the new operating system which was released on Wednesday last week.
In a press release, Apple SVP Phil Schiller said that the new OS is off to an amazing start:
Customer response to the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus has been incredibly positive, we can’t wait to get our most advanced iPhones ever into customers’ hands starting this Friday,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iOS 9 is also off to an amazing start, on pace to be downloaded by more users than any other software release in Apple’s history.”
Apple is encouraging walk-in customers to arrive early on Friday to secure a new iPhone. That being said, the iPhone 6S is yet to sell out on Apple’s website so stock availability seems solid.
It is also worth noting that Apple is yet to release firm sales numbers for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. This year, Apple has only said that it is on pace to beat last year’s record of 10 million phones sold in the opening weekend. This is leading some speculation that sales are not as strong as normal.