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Apple Sells Record 10 Million IPhones in Debut Weekend

Apple Inc. sold a record of more than 10 million iPhones the first weekend two new versions hit stores, helping Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook in a push to narrow Samsung Electronics Co.’s lead in bigger-screen smartphones.

Sales surpassed last year’s 9 million units when the iPhone 5s and 5c were introduced, the Cupertino, California-based company said in a statement today. The devices went on sale on Sept. 19 in the same countries as the 2013 rollout, with the exception of mainland China, which had sparked concern this year’s debut might fall short of the record.