iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus pre-orders officially went live over the weekend, and apparently Apple’s new smartphones are off to a pretty good start in terms of sales, because the Cupertino firm says that the new models are on pace to outsell last year’s models.
Apple has told CNBC that weekend pre-orders for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were “very strong around the world.” Because of this strong pre-order performance, Apple expects its new iPhones to beat the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus’s first weekend sales record of 10 million units.
As of this writing, most iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models are backordered by three to four weeks. Apple does say that it’s working to reduce that wait and that it also plans to have stock of both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus at its retail stores when the phones launch on Friday, September 25.
Last year, Apple revealed that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sold more than 4 million units in their first 24 hours of pre-order availability. It doesn’t look like we’ll be getting a precise number like that this year, but apparently the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are doing well enough if Apple expects them to beat out last year’s first weekend sales numbers.
It’s also worth noting that Apple has confirmed that it’ll once again have iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units available in its stores on September 25, so if you want a new iPhone on day one but didn’t feel like getting up (or staying up) to pre-order, you can try your luck at an Apple Store on launch day.