Apple smashes iPhone sales record

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Apple smashes iPhone sales record

Last year Apple smashed all their previous iPhone sales records with the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

With Apple creating larger mobile devices, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was extremely successful and was the company’s most successful iPhone to date, smashing their sales records and selling over 10 million devices in the first weekend alone.

However, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus went on sale last Friday in several countries and Apple has announced that they have smashed the record once again, having sold more than 13 million iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus devices this past weekend.

This is a significant increase, especially as it was only an S model and not a new shaped iPhone. Is it possible that the massive increase in sales is just down to the new rose gold iPhone device?  

Probably not.

But one of the major reasons for this huge boost in sales is likely to be down to China. China has become one of Apple’s biggest markets and with the iPhone 6S range having been released there on Friday, as well as in the UK, US and several other countries on the same day it isn’t surprising that they sold so many more units with the additional marketplace.

However, it does look like Apple was expecting this as they had ordered a lot more units this year.

This was also only Apple’s first launch and they will continue to roll out the iPhone 6S range, starting from 9th October in more than 40 additional countries like Spain, Italy, Ireland, Russia and Mexico. Other release dates include the 10th October and then the 16th October.

In total, over 130 countries will have the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus available by the end of 2015.

The new iPhone 6S range has had many great reviews and is definitely the best iPhone yet, with it being very fast, having a great camera and the new addition of the 3D Touch. 

Luke Stanley