Apple sells 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets in first weekend

Apple has sold 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets during their first weekend on the market
Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
The new record stands at roughly 3,000 units sold per minute during the launch weekend, an increase of 30 percent compared to the company's best launch weekend so far.

Apple has done it again, although iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus still has to reach many markets. During the launch weekend, the company has sold "more than 13 million" units, beating by 30 percent the record established last year by the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The two new handsets will reach over 40 new markets starting October 9 while plans are to make them available in over 130 countries by the end of 2015.

According to Apple's CEO Tim Cook, "Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history." He also highlighted that "customers' feedback is incredible" and everyone loves 3D Touch and Live Photos. Additional strong selling points of the new handsets include the Apple A9 SoC, as well as the strong glass and 7000 series aluminum build. While the company does not advertise the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus as waterproof, a recent test made by a YouTube user shows that they can apparently handle water well.

Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are available in the US directly from Apple, but also through its authorized resellers such as Best Buy, Target, or Wallmart. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and smaller US-based carriers also sell the latest iPhones in the US.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-09-29 (Update: 2015-09-29)
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.