Date
11 December 2017
A customer celebrates after being the first to purchase the iPhone6 during sales launch at an Apple store in New York on Sept. 19. Photo: Bloomberg
A customer celebrates after being the first to purchase the iPhone6 during sales launch at an Apple store in New York on Sept. 19. Photo: Bloomberg

iPhone 6 sales top 10 mln units in first three days

Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million of its latest iPhones in the first weekend after the new models went on sale last Friday, Reuters reported.

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus set a record for first weekend sales, topping last year’s mark of nine million units when the iPhone 5S and 5C went on sale, the company was quoted as saying.

Sales could have been even higher if supplies had been available, it said.

“While our team managed the manufacturing ramp better than ever before, we could have sold many more iPhones with greater supply and we are working hard to fill orders as quickly as possible,” Chief Executive Tim Cook was quoted as saying in a statement Monday.

Apple booked record pre-orders of 4 million on Sept. 12, the day pre-orders opened.

The tech giant started selling the new larger-screen handsets on Sept. 19 in ten markets including the US, Japan, Germany and Hong Kong. It plans to expand sales to 20 more nations on Sept. 26.

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