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