Apple’s latest generation of iPhones are making records. Last week, the company reported that it sold over 4 million iPhones in the first 24 hours of launch, which was much better than last year’s iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S’s numbers combined.
Today, the Cupertino giant has revealed the total number of iPhones sold in the first weekend i.e. the first three days of launch and the numbers are definitely in line, if not better than what we expected. Over 10 million iPhones were sold from Friday to Sunday which way better than 2013’s figure considering Apple could sell only about 9 million iPhones last year.
While this figure gives us a glimpse of the demand for the new phones, the sales figure do not truly represent the popularity of iPhones among customers. Almost every year, Apple struggled to keep their devices in stock, and this year too, iPhones are not readily available for purchase.
The demand could have been much more than the stocks available, as almost everywhere the iPhone 6 Plus was out of stock. The smaller iPhone 6 was available in some areas, but it is said that the smaller model could have been available in much larger quantities than the iPhone 6 Plus.
Although Apple did not reveal individual sales numbers today, analysts say that the larger 5.5 inch version has more demand than the 4.7 inch version. This is not that surprising given that the larger version also comes with some more features like OIS and a bigger battery which makes it more attractive for users looking for a new phone.
Many people dig large screens and when you get the Apple experience on such a large device, it’s definitely going to be a big hit among consumers.
Almost every other smartphone manufacturer except Apple increased the screen size on their flagship device from 4 inches to 4.5-5.5 inches around 2 years back. This year, most flagships have at least a 5 inch screen which clearly shows that customers increasingly prefer large screens.
So, when a popular company like Apple makes the jump into the large screen market, fans are naturally going to be excited. The last flagship from the company was just 4 inches long, which was way smaller than the 4.7 inch average of competitors.
So a 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch iPhone 6 options makes things much more attractive from a consumer’s point of view and it won’t be surprising if these new releases break more records in the next few weeks.
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