Apple announced Monday morning that it sold more than 13 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units in the first three days the devices were on sale. That figure marks a new opening weekend sales record for Cupertino; Apple sold roughly 10 million units last year, when it launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
“Sales for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history,” CEO Tim Cook said Monday. “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.”
Apple also confirmed Monday morning that October 9 will mark the launch of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in 40 new countries. On that date, the phones will hit store shelves in Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain and Taiwan. Apple said it plans to get the devices into more than 130 countries by the end of the year.