Apple sets opening weekend sales record for iPhone 6
Michelle Clancy
| 23 September 2014
Apple has set a new sales record for iPhone release sales, clocking 10 million new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models in the three days after their launch on 19 September.

ipHone"Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn't be happier," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, in a statement. "We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-through records by a large margin. While our team managed the manufacturing ramp better than ever before, we could have sold many more iPhones with greater supply and we are working hard to fill orders as quickly as possible."

As previously reported, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come with a host of video-friendly upgrades. The former comes in at 4.7", while the iPhone 6 Plus boasts 5.5" of screen space. Also, the screens are Retina HD displays, delivering 750 dpi and 1080 dpi respectively. Also, they feature an A8 chip built on second-generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture for better performance and battery life.

The new models also include iOS 8, the biggest release since the App Store, featuring new Messages and Photos features, predictive typing for Apple's QuickType keyboard and Family Sharing. iOS 8 also includes the Health app, giving you a clear overview of health and fitness data and iCloud Drive.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK and will be available in more than 20 additional countries on 26 Sept.. The new iPhones will be available in 115 countries by the end of the year.