iPhone 6 Opening Week

After months of anticipation, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are finally available! With a week of preorders and the first weekend of sales in the books, we decided it was time to take a look at the sales figures for Appleā€™s two newest iPhones, along with how they stacked up against previous years.


Photo courtesy Apple.com

According to reports from Apple, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold four million units in just the first 24 hours after preorders became available. After the new iPhones went on sale in stores on September 19, Apple tallied more than 10 million units sold over the opening weekend.

Apple has seen a steady increase in opening weekend sales each year. In 2011, the iPhone 4s sold approximately four million units in its first weekend. In the first sales weekend of 2012, the iPhone 5 sold nearly five million units. Last year, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c combined to sell nine million units in the first weekend.

In 2013, the iPhone 5S and 5C slowed down after the opening weekend. This is not expected for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus however, as demand for the new phones is very high, evidenced by the iPhone 6 Plus selling out during preorders.

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