Apple sells 10 million new iPhones during the first weekend

Apple announced they sold 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones during the first weekend of sales.
By Heather Records  |  Sept. 23, 2014 at 1:32 AM
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CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Apple made a big announcement on Monday.

The company said 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices were sold in the first weekend.

When the company launched the iPhone 5s and 5c last year 9 million phones were sold in the first weekend.

The sales of the two devices mark a record for Apple. The 10 million mark is also higher than what technology analysts had forecasted. They thought the company would sell 6.5 million phones the first weekend.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said, "Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn't be happier."

Cook also said that supplies were short and many more iPhones could have been sold if the stores had more inventory. He also added that the company is working to fill orders as quickly as possible.

Many customers who pre-ordered their iPhones are facing shipping dates into November -- especially for the iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple did not break down the number of iPhone 6 devices sold versus the iPhone 6 Plus.

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