Apple today announced it has sold over 10m new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, a new record, just three days after the launch last Friday.
The phones are not yet for sale in China and Apple said iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK and will be available in more than 20 additional countries on September 26. The new iPhones will be available in 115 countries by the end of the year.
“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-through records by a large margin. 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.”
In the US the phones are selling from $199 with a two-year carrier contract.
The Wall Street Journal says last year the company sold 9m iPhones in the first weekend it sold its 5S and 5C models, while in 2012, it sold more than 5m iPhone 5 devices. The iPhone 5, 5S and 5C also made its debut in China on the devices' first weekends of sales.