To be fair, there was never much doubt that the iPhone 6 would prove insanely popular. Apple has essentially taken an already-popular phone and stretched it to an increasingly popular size.
And indeed, “insanely popular” is now official, as Apple has confirmed the iPhone 6 sold 10 million units in its first three days – that’s almost 10 times the rate of initial Samsung Galaxy S5 sales.
Interestingly, Tim Cook says that figure could’ve been even higher, had Apple been in a position to meet the overwhelming demand.
It’s worth noting, too, that China - the world's largest smartphone market - isn’t yet part of the equation. For now, the iPhone 6 is available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK, and a further 20 countries will join the party this coming Friday.
Getting back to that Galaxy S5 comparison, Samsung rolled out its latest flagship in 125 countries. Just saying.
Of course, Team Timothy doesn’t break down iPhone 6/6 Plus sales, but it’s largely accepted that the 6 Plus arrived in comparatively small quantities.
“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” purrs Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-through records by a large margin.
“While our team managed the manufacturing ramp better than ever before, we could have sold many more iPhones with greater supply and we are working hard to fill orders as quickly as possible.”
Remember all those Apple-is-doomed-if-it-can’t-innovate stories? Hilarious.