The recently introduced Apple smartphones – iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus- have hit the record after becoming the company’s largest selling mobile phone device in the first weekend.
Apple on Monday announced that it has sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in the first weekend after their launch in the market.
“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend and we couldn’t be happier, ” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement.
Market watchers said that with the awesome figures, the tech giant has not just beaten the expected sales of the new iPhones but has blew them out of the water as the new smartphone range has crossed the record set by previous Apple models iPhone 5 and 5C by a one million difference. A record 9 million iPhone 5 and 5C models were sold during their first weekend.
The new Apple phones have made the significant debut in the global market at a time when they haven’t begun selling in one of the largest tech market i.e. China. The tech giant has been forced to delay sales in the Chinese market until the regulators there approve the entry of new devices.
Eyeing more profits and higher sales in the coming days, Cook 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.”
With the new generation of ‘bigger’ iPhones, the California-based company wants to leave no stone unturned to enter the ‘phablet’ market with a bigger impact.
Earlier the market analysts have anticipated the phone to sell from 6.5 million to the low eight-digit range.
At a time when Apple got stuck into the controversy over the leak of nude celebrity photos from its iCloud storage system, the incredible sales numbers has come as a major and much needed boost for the company.