Apple is still the king. The tech titan announced blowout sales figures for its new iPhone 6S and 6s Plus on Monday, and the stock is moving up in pre-market trading.
Applemania apparently can’t be stopped, as the firm announced it has sold more than 13 million new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices in just three days since the launch last week. This stunning sales figure far eclipses the previous $10 million one-weekend sales record Apple set last year.
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The firm also noted that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available in at least 40 more countries as of October 9, including Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain and Taiwan. The new iPhones will be for sale in more than 130 countries by the end of the year.
Apple fans should check out the Apple Store app or visit Apple.com to get the latest updates on availability and estimated delivery dates for the new phones. Keep in mind that customers who purchase an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus at an Apple Retail Store receive a free Personal Setup service.
Statement from Apple CEO Tim Cook
“Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history,” commented Apple CEO Tim Cook. “Customers’ feedback is incredible and they are loving 3D Touch and Live Photos, and we can’t wait to bring iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to customers in even more countries on October 9.”
More on Apple 6s and 6s Plus
Both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus offer the ground-breaking Multi-Touch™ interface with 3D Touch, which can detect how deeply you press the display, so you can accomplish key tasks more quickly and simply. One new feature is Live Photos, which bring still images to life. Live Photos, 3D Touch, 12-megapixel iSight camera, 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera are powered by the powerful A9 chip, delivering faster performance and excellent battery life.
Last but not least, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are made with the strongest glass used on any smartphone, and the devices are housed in aerospace-quality 7000 series aluminum.