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Apple Claims 10 Million iPhone 6 Sales in 3 Days

22 September 2014

Apple Inc. is boasting that it has sold more than 10 million new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, just three days after the launch of the devices on Sept. 19.

Recently, Apple touted that it had received a record number of iPhone 6 preordersfor the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus and after the launch of the device in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico and Singapore, the number of iPhones sold is a record for the Cupertino-based company.

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, said in a statement that while the Apple team worked hard to manufacture the device as fast as possible in as many quantities as possible, “we could have sold many more iPhones with greater supply and we are working hard to fill orders as quickly as possible.” Cook noted the number of people buying the new iPhone “exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend.”

The iPhone is still set to début in 20 more additional countries on Sept. 26 with a total of 115 countries selling the device by the end of the year.

Both iPhone 6 devices include Apple’s proprietary A8 chip with second-generation 64-bit architecture along with iSight, FaceTime HD cameras and Apple Pay, a payment system using near field communication (NFC) to securely pay for items using a smartphone.

The iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space gray and will be available in a 16GB model price at $199, a 64GB model prices at $299 or a 128GB model (offered for the first time) priced at $399 with a two-year contract. The larger screened iPhone Plus comes in similar colors and is priced at $299 for the 16GB model, $399 for the 64GB model and $499 for the 128GB model.

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