Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) announced Monday morning that the company sold more than 13 million of its new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models in the first three days after the product launch.
The story behind the story: It’s important to note that China was one of the launch countries this time around, which was not the case previous year. He said the sales figures should ease investors’ concerns about how Apple will fare amid economic turmoil in China.
Apple has a couple of new handsets out there in the wild, with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus newly released to select markets around the world.
The new iPhones look about the same as the previous models, but their internal components have received upgrades. Apple plans to make the iPhone 6s available in 130 countries by the end of 2015. However, the best indication of popularity will come once Apple releases its sales figures for the whole quarter.
The iPhone is Apple’s flagship device and rely heavily on its sales, which generated about two-thirds of the company’s revenue in the latest quarter.
Those additional countries set to receive the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in the coming weeks include Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain and Taiwan.
First-weekend sales are a closely watched number, though veteran analysts such as Bernstein’s Toni Sacconaghi say it’s mostly a reflection of Apple’s ability to supply phones, rather than a reflection of consumer demand.
The new iPhone features the revolutionary Multi-Touch interface with 3D Touch and the Live Photos, which gives new life to still images. Whether that’s good or bad is for you to decide, but we can all agree that people loved the iPhone 6S more than they did the iPhone 6 Plus.