Apple’s iPhone 6s/Plus setting new sales records

“Following months of soothsaying, speculation, revelation and expectation, Apple’s desktop class (as powerful as a Retina MacBook) iPhone 6S hits retail today, and it looks like Apple’s got yet another hit on its hands,” Jonny Evans reports for Computerworld. “The superfast iPhone 6S has a range of new features designed to excite interest, not least iOS 9, a much improved camera, 3D Touch (aka Force Touch) and faster processors, connectivity, and more.”

“Some analysts get it,” Evans reports. “Ian Fogg, Director of Mobile Analysis at IHS just this morning said: ‘Sales of the iPhone 6S should do better than past iPhone initial sales because of wider country availability early, especially China. IHS forecasts Apple will ship 236 million iPhones this year, 22% up on 2014. Apple has changed the smartphone market. People spend more on their smartphones now than they did pre-iPhone and Apple has grown its share of the premium market at the expense of Samsung, LG and others. They have shaped the market as an Apple market.'”

“Apple predicts the new release will exceed previous records. Again,” Evans reports. “So, with the device going on sale in the US right now, what kind of impact will we see? Foursquare has used historical Place Insights data from both its apps, Foursquare and Swarm to analyse foot traffic at Apple Stores leading up to major iPhone launches. Based on this analysis they predict iPhone sales this weekend alone will reach between 11-13 million units.”

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MacDailyNews Take:

Every new iPhone sets the all-time record of best-selling smartphone on the planet. iPhone 6s/Plus will be no different.MacDailyNews, September 4, 2015

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


    1. Ten to thirteen million? It doesn’t matter, Apple knew (and manages) the number of first weekend sales weeks before the 6S (or any iPhone) was announced. It’s all about FQ4 results ahead of the December (FQ1) quarter.

      When Apple announces first weekend sales on Monday it is just letting us know what it decided long ago.


    earlier this month I got approved for a car loan and bought a new car. The apple store just ran my soc sec # to see if I could buy an iPhone in their lease program. I didn’t get approved! What s joke. My only other option was to buy the phone for full price. Unreal. Ends up being same price, but not getting approved for a measly phone is bullshit

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