Apple sold a record of more than 10 million iPhones in the weekend debut of two new models, as consumers rushed to stores to buy handsets featuring bigger screens. Apple says it has sold over 10 million new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, a new record, just three days after the launch on September 19.
Sales surpassed last year’s 9 million units when the iPhone 5s and 5c were introduced, the Cupertino, California-based company said in a statement today.
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.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are featuring 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays respectively. Both models include the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture ; iSight and FaceTime HD cameras; wireless technologies; and Apple Pay, an easy way to make payments with just the touch of a finger.