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.