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Apple on Monday announced record iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus sales of 13 million units this weekend, beating last year’s opening-weekend sales of more than ten million units.

In addition, the Cupertino firm has said the new phones will be available in more than 40 additional countries beginning Friday, October 9 including Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain and Taiwan.

The new iPhones will be available in a total of over 130 countries by the end of the year, said the firm.

With respect to breaking last year’s record iPhone sales, it should be noted that this time around Apple made the new iPhones available in China at launch whereas last year the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus did not hit China before October.

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be in available in these 40 new markets beginning October 9: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan.

And on October 10, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates will get the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The phones will also roll out to India, Malaysia and Turkey on Friday, October 16 and will be available in more than 130 countries by the end of the year.

“Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.

“Customers’ feedback is incredible and they are loving 3D Touch and Live Photos, and we can’t wait to bring iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to customers in even more countries on October 9.”

The iPhone maker has said that iPhone 6s sales completed by Saturday, September 26 will be included in its 2015 fourth fiscal quarter results. Sales completed on Sunday, September 27 will be included in 2016 first fiscal quarter results, the company added.

Source: Apple

  • Greg Garnett

    When does South Korea usually get iPhone?

    • iDude

      aren’t you supposed to be supporting samsung over iphone on that country? 😀

  • kaliente

    Yayyy Poland!
    Anyone who has 6s can tell about “overheating problem”? Is it true?

    • Leo Gomez

      I have a 6s plus 128 GB , my doesnt over heat it just gets a little bit warm but that’s because im playing power consuming games such as asphalt 8 , safari,Music, YouTube and a lot more apps in the background

      • kaliente

        How it’s comparing to regular 6 (if you had one)?
        I understand that without this whole overheat hype you wouldn’t even notice that phone is warm? That’s what I thought 😉

      • Leo Gomez

        I think what’s causing the little bit of heat is my hands lol. And i can’t compare it to a 6 since I come from an iPhone 5. There’s a big difference when compare to that. But I still like the 5 because is jailbroken on iOS 8.4

      • Chris Wagers

        I had/have a 6 and it’s about the same heat wise.

      • thunderqus

        how do you run youtube in background please? I am looking for such a solution (not via safari / web app)!

      • Leo

        my iPhone is jailbroken and i used a tweak call YouTube++. Now you can sideload it with Xcode to your device without being jailbroken

      • Chris Wagers

        I second that.

    • Dom Sad

      Wcześniej mialem 6 Plus a teraz mam 6S Plus i ani jeden ani drugi się nie przegrzewał.
      Oczywiście robi się ciepły podczas grania w bardzo wymagające gry ale to wszystko.

      • kaliente

        Okej, dzieki 😉
        A jak to wygląda przy jednoczesnym ładowaniu i używaniu telefonu?

      • Dom Sad

        No to już wtedy robi się mocno ciepły.

      • kaliente

        Pytanie czy na tyle, że wyskakuje komunikat “schłodź telefon by go używać” czy po prostu jest niemiły w dotyku i juz?

      • Dom Sad

        Mocno ciepły i to wszystko. Nic się nie przegrzewa…. Żadnych komunikatów o przegrzaniu nie ma no chyba ze go na słońcu zostawisz.

      • White Michael Jackson

        My nigga something is wrong with yo keyboard.

      • Dom Sad

        Is it really..?

    • Jamessmooth

      I agree with Leo… I have a 6s Plus 64gb and it does get noticeably hotter when running a few things at once than my 6 plus did.

      • kaliente

        Okay but does it affect the phone, I mean are you getting the message “phone is too hot, cool it down to use it”?

      • Jamessmooth

        No, haven’t got that message.

  • Himanshu Oberoi

    Tim Cook Man! why so late for India? comeon!!!

    • Jason Baroni

      China will always come first, pal. Brazil is as important as India and we are usually one of the last countries to get it 🙁 I feel your pain

      • DevXav

        That’s because of our completely innefficient law system.

        Brazil is always the last one.

      • Jason Baroni

        It sucks to know that this inefficiency is on purpose.

      • Himanshu Oberoi

        Very True, Mate.

    • Sharkey311

      Read it in his accent

      • DevXav

        IKR.. I read his commend and in my head i heard like if Rajesh Koothrappali from The Big Bang Theory was speaking lol!

      • Himanshu Oberoi

        I’m from India only & infact when I comment, I was watching BBT only. XD

  • Rahul312

    For the first time iPhone is getting launched before a month of release in india, super excited, going to buy 6S Gold – upgrading from iphone 5S to 6S…

  • Jackson Grong

    I’m so happy I’ll get the iPhone 6S in Croatia in just 10 days, I’m without a phone and the iPhone 5 took till Christmas.

    • Aleksandar Kojić

      I’m looking forward to soon release here too.

  • The Fluffy Alpaca

    FYI Apple watch will also be released on October 9 in Norway. Maybe in some other countries too? Idk

  • miras

    Kazakhstan please!

  • nyangejr

    Africa???

  • Nathillien

    Even 15M would mean stagnation comparing the last year 10M, having China in opening week this year and considering China holds almost a third of iPhone sales.
    Selling 13M is technically a record but a record that shows slowdown of iPhone sales.

    • John

      A third of 10 million is ~3, so it’s not a stagnation, it’s just not an increase.

      • Nathillien

        John:
        – What is a third of 13M?
        – What is a third of 15M – if they were to sold as much?

  • enifome

    Still no Nigeria!!! God help us

  • Richard Häggblom

    But still no Apple watch in Finland 🙁