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.