Apple said last week that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were on track to surpass the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus’s first weekend sales, and that’s precisely what’s happened.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus sold more than 13 million units in the three days following their launch, Apple reports. Last year the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sold more than 10 million units over launch weekend, so the new iPhone models ended up beating their predecessors by a significant amount.
Here’s Apple CEO Tim Cook on today’s news:
“Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history. 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.”
The new iPhone models launched in 12 countries over the weekend: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK, and the US. To compare, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launched in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK, and the US, which is only 10 countries. The addition of a huge country like China likely helped to give the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus a boost in their opening weekend sales.
Apple also announced today that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will launch in more than 40 more countries and territories on October 9. They are:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan. On October 10, countries include Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates
Additionally, launches in India, Malaysia, and Turkey will happen on October 16.