Apple reported Monday a record 13 million in sales of its new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models in the first three days after launch. That shatters the previous record set a year ago, when the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold 10 million units the first weekend they hit stores.
Apple has recorded 13 million iPhone 6S and 6S Plus units sales in first weekend after launch. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook says in a press release, “We can’t wait to bring iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to [more] customers”.
In New Zealand, the new iPhones are available through Vodafone, Spark, 2degrees and additional carriers, as well as select Apple Authorised Resellers.
In spite of the increased sales, an analysis from Fiksu shows the iPhone 6s lagging behind adoption of the iPhone 6 a year ago by nearly 40 percent.
Shares of Apple dropped 1.2 per cent in morning trading amid a broader market sell-off. However, iPhones were available in China during this launch, prompting analysts to believe customers in China spiked the sales numbers, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The new phones also use Apple’s new operating system, iOS 9, which rolled out earlier this month. The 3D Touch is perhaps the biggest new addition to the Apple’s newest flagships. When it was leaked that the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus would only makes a few changes internally, analysts said the device would lead to disappointment for many and that it would sell way less than in previous years. Its design includes 7000 series aluminum and the strongest glass on any smartphone with rose gold metallic finishes.
The 6S has the 4.7-inch (about 12-centimeter) display of its predecessor and the 6S Plus – which updates one of the more popular handsets in the “phablet category” – has the same 5.5-inch screen.
On October 10, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates will be able to buy the latest iPhones.