Apple said over 10 million new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones have been sold, a new record, just three days after the launch on September 19th. Of those, over four million were pre-ordered online in the first 24 hours. However, demand for the new iPhones has exceeded the initial pre-order supply, which will delay shipments until October.
“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.”
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was initially released 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.