Apple sells 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Pluses

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple event announcing the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch at the Flint Center in Cupertino

Those long lines at Apple Stores around the world translated into record iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales over the weekend.

Ten million to be exact. That beat last year’s iPhone 5S opening weekend by 1 million sales.

The achievement is remarkable, considering that China wasn’t a part of this year’s opening weekend. Apple sold 9 million iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S smartphones during the first three days of sales a year ago, a weekend that included Chinese sales.

Demand for the new, larger iPhone 6 has been insatiable. Apple sold a record 4 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones on September 12, the first day that the new iPhones were available for pre-order.

Pre-orders momentarily crashed Apple’s website a week ago, and supply of the super-large iPhone 6 Plus quickly sold out.

Source: CNN