Apple (AAPL) just send out a press release announcing it sold 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices in their first weekend on the market. This follows the tech giant’s announcement last Monday that it had received over 4 million pre-orders for the two iPhone 6 models in the first 24 hours of availability. The 10M unit sold is a record-smashing number compared to 5M iPhone 5 in FY 2012 and 9M iPhone 5S & 5C’s in FY 2013.
Here is part of the release from Cupertino:
“Apple® today announced it has sold over 10 million new iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, a new record, just three days after the launch on September 19. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK and will be available in more than 20 additional countries on September 26. The new iPhones will be available in 115 countries by the end of the year.
Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-through records by a large margin. 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.”
Apple shares are up 82 cents, or 0.1%, at $101.80 in pre-market trading Monday.