iPhone 6s, 6s Plus Launch Weekend Sales to Top 10M

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Apple is on track to blow past last year's 10 million iPhones sold during launch weekend with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, according to the company. Pre-orders for the new iPhone models kicked off over the weekend, and the company's latest smartphones will be in stores on Friday, September 25.

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus launch weekend to surpass last year's iPhone 6 salesiPhone 6s and 6s Plus launch weekend to surpass last year's iPhone 6 sales

Company spokesperson Trudy Miller said demand for the iPhone 6s Plus was "exceptionally strong" and added,

Customer response to iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus has been extremely positive and preorders this weekend were very strong around the world. In this case, "extremely positive" translates into a two or three week delivery delay for the larger screen iPhone 6s Plus.

While she didn't offer up any numbers, she did confirm Apple is "on pace" to outsell last year's iPhone 6 launch weekend, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The new iPhone models look like last year's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, although they sport big improvements on the inside. The 6s and 6s Plus models include Apple's custom designed A9 processor, 3d Touch navigation, a 12 megapixel camera with 4K video support, and more. The new models are available in silver, space gray, gold, and rose gold—or at TMO's Kelly Guimont calls it, "pink."

Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um noted, "Our online checks on Saturday... showed the larger 6S Plus reaching extended ship times much more quickly on the first day of preorders versus the 6S, suggesting a strong mix to the higher ASP iPhone." He added that demand for the iPhone 6s Plus in China seems to be very high with backorders stretching out to four weeks.

As of Monday afternoon iPhone 6s pre-orders were still showing delivery on September 25, so there's still time to get your order in if you want a new phone on launch day.

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Seems Apple can't keep up with iPhone 6s Plus demand. Looks like iPhone buyers are all about the giant screen.

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wab95

Seems Apple can’t keep up with iPhone 6s Plus demand. Looks like iPhone buyers are all about the giant screen.

Yep.

geoduck

TMO’s Kelly Guimont calls it, “pink.”

Yes, thank you, it IS pink.
I really wish Apple would offer some strong colors. Anodized blue, black and green look great. And red! I love a really deep anodized red.
But no, we’re stick with these wimpy pastels. “Rose Gold” my @$$. It’s pink.

Lee Dronick

Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um noted, “Our online checks on Saturday… showed the larger 6S Plus reaching extended ship times much more quickly on the first day of preorders versus the 6S, suggesting a strong mix to the higher ASP iPhone.” He added that demand for the iPhone 6s Plus in China seems to be very high with backorders stretching out to four weeks.

Seems Apple can’t keep up with iPhone 6s Plus demand. Looks like iPhone buyers are all about the giant screen.

Or perhaps the big screen folks are the type who want the new iPhone as soon as possible.

As to other colors, it seems that most users put a case on their iPhone.

Robert Dupuy

It is true that China wasn’t considered a launch country last year, but they eventually did launch the phone in China, and at the time preorders were estimated at 20 million in that country alone.  So the record launch weekend for China is 20 million, if those reports are true.  This year the launch countries include Chuna plus 11 more countries.  Anything less than 20 million in sales is a decline.  Apple saying they are on track for 10 million…I hope that is a huge understatement, but I fear the demand is off this year.  Apple will put a pretty face on it, but this is a slowdown.

mjtomlin

“and at the time preorders were estimated at 20 million in that country alone… Apple will put a pretty face on it, but this is a slowdown”

Give me a break. The iPhone 6 launched during the Chinese New Year Holiday (January 2015) and preorders started in September of 2014. You can’t leave that little fact out your “statistical analysis”.

Furthermore, a launch weekend is a launch weekend, period. You can’t pick launches from various countries over a rollout and add them up. Apple can only make so many available at the actual launch of the device. And they don’t count it as a sale until they’ve shipped it - the 10 million figure from last year were how many they shipped over the launch weekend.

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