Apple has announced 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales over the three day launch weekend. This beats the previous set record, by Apple, of 9 million sales. This comes two days after Apple announced four million sales within 24 hours of the two new iPhones, beating the three million sales of the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S last year.
It is good to note that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were only available on the UK, US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico and Singapore Apple Store in the three day launch weekend, limiting Apple’s full punch.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are expected to be available in 115 countries by the end of 2014, although it is looking clear that some countries will need to wait until 2015, before being able to sample the new iPhones – one of these countries is China.
China got its first taste of iPhone last year, when Apple struck a deal with China’s state owned telecommunications service. This deal would allow Apple to sell iPhones in the country, much to the appeasement of many iPhone fans, that continued to buy knock offs.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have two new sizes, 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch, with new “Retina HD displays,” a 1334 x 750 display on the iPhone 6 and a 1920 x 1080 display on the iPhone 6 Plus. Sadly, no sapphire crystal glass on either iPhone this year, apart from on the camera lens.
Internally, the new iPhones are packed with a new A8 and M8 chipset, boosting CPU performance by 25 percent, GPU performance by 50 percent and more motion sensors. Health and fitness sensors have also been added, in preparation for Health users.
The camera on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has remained an 8MP shooter, but Apple has worked on a new iSight sensor. The iPhone 6 Plus has full OIS support, while the iPhone 6 is stuck with the digital version. The iPhone 6 Plus also has a much bigger battery, leading to more screen-on time.