Apple Says iPhone 6s and 6s Plus 'On Pace' to Top Last Year's Record 10 Million Sales on Launch Weekend

iPhone-6s-ColorsApple has informed the media that iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus pre-orders are "on pace to beat" last year's record-breaking 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders sold on launch weekend in September 2014.

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus pre-orders started on Saturday at 12:01 AM Pacific. While most iPhone 6s Plus and Rose Gold models are now shipping in 2-3 weeks or later in the U.S., many iPhone 6s models remain available for delivery on September 25.

Apple:

Customer response to iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been extremely positive and preorders this weekend were very strong around the world. We are on pace to beat last year's 10 million unit first-weekend record when the new iPhones go on sale September 25.

As many customers noticed, the online demand for iPhone 6s Plus has been exceptionally strong and exceeded our own forecasts for the preorder period. We are working to catch up as quickly as we can, and we will have iPhone 6s Plus as well as iPhone 6s units available at Apple retail stores when they open next Friday.

Last year, Apple announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus received a record-breaking 4 million pre-orders on the first day alone, and later confirmed that opening weekend sales topped 10 million. A month later, it was reported that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders topped 20 million in China through carriers and e-commerce site Jingdong Mall.

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Top Rated Comments

amirite Avatar
114 months ago
I guess Apple trying to boost the stock price.
I agree... selling more phones to increase the value of their company. Oldest trick in the book!
Score: 43 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CB1234 Avatar
114 months ago
I guess I must write this oft heard line ------ Apple is doomed -------
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
amirite Avatar
114 months ago
I'm not surprised. The beautiful rose gold color and the 3d touch etc is a very attractive upgrade for people who don't post on rumors forums.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Thrifty1 Avatar
114 months ago
It is not a fair comparison since last year did not include China in the first weekend pre-order sales.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JXShine Avatar
114 months ago
Huh? The weekend ended already, it either beat last year's numbers or it didn't. What on earth is "on pace"?!
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BMcCoy Avatar
114 months ago
Gosh, I am surprised.
I guessed that orders were down this year, as 6S phones are still available to pre-order for launch day.
Fair play Apple.. good work.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)