Apple has just published the opening weekend sales numbers for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and has set a new record, with 10 million iPhones being sold, collectively.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale last Friday with huge lines outside of Apple Stores around the globe. With 4 million iPhones pre-ordered in just 24-hours alone, we just can’t argue with the fact that Apple has indeed outdone itself once again.

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According to the new numbers published for the opening sales weekend, Apple has sold 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units in just three days after launch, but here comes the most interesting bit: these numbers are for countries in which the handset is available at launch, and does not include China. Compare that to last year, when Apple launched the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, Apple managed to clock 9 million units in the opening sales weekend, and China was included at launch. Now imagine what’ll happen to these sales numbers once China – one of Apple’s biggest iPhone market – makes it to the list.

Apple® today announced 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. 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. 

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If we compare the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to any other iPhone ever released before it, then it becomes clear that Apple is moving its focus towards consumers who want more choice when buying a smartphone. With the release of the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has managed to hit the market of users that craves for a larger display on a device, and with the 4.7-inch display toting iPhone 6, the company is still digging into the market for smartphones in which users want refinement, and a product for everyday use without the technological clutter.

We’re sure that this is not the end of the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, and we’ll hear more about how it’s doing in the market in the coming days, so stay tuned!

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