Apple reports that weekend sales of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones surpassed 10 million, a new record.
Devoted Apple customers apparently have been waiting anxiously for a year for the bigger iPhones, and can’t wait to scoop them up. The tech giant did not specify a breakdown of the 10 million figure — iPhone 6 Plus versus the iPhone 6.
Apple CEO Tim Cook this weekend’s sales beat the previous record of 9 million held by last year’s release of the iPhone 5s and 5c.
“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” said Cook in a statement Monday.
The main appeal of the new iPhones are its larger screen. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen and the iPhone 6 Plus a 5.5-inch display.
The 10 million record doesn’t include one of the largest markets: China. A previous report from The New York Times said Apple has to wait for Chinese government approval.
Pre-order shipments suggest that the 6 Plus could be the more popular option. Wait times for iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders range from one to two months, some wireless carriers report.