Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Apple Sold 13 Million iPhones in Weekend Debut

  • Record figure in line with analysts' estimates for new device
  • Availability to reach 40 more countries beginning Oct. 9
Video player cover image

Apple Sells 13 Million iPhones in Debut Weekend

Updated on

Apple Inc. sold a record 13 million iPhones during the debut weekend of its latest handsets, as enthusiasts from Beijing to New York rushed to stores to be the first with the new devices.

The results were in line with analysts’ expectations and boosted by sales in China, an increasingly critical region for Apple’s business. The company sold 10 million iPhones during the debut of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last year, even though the world’s most populous country wasn’t part of the initial release.