Can iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus Weekend Sale Reach 10 Million? [Updated]

  • September 22, 2014

Opening weekend sales of the iPhone 3GS hit 1 million in 2009, iPhone 4 – 1.7 million in 2010, iPhone 4S sold over 4 million in October 2011, over 5 million iPhone 5 in 2012 and over 9 million iPhone 5c’s and 5s’ were sold last year. Many are predicting that this is the year Apple iPhone sales will break the 10 million mark, provided there were enough supply to meet the high demand.

Here a round up of the analysts are saying up about the iPhone weekend sales (via Forbes):

  • Piper Jaffray’s Apple analyst, Gene Munster, is expecting 6.5 million iPhone 6es and 6 Pluses.
  • Ben Reitzes at Barclays believes any growth this weekend would be positive since it is hard to get the 6 Plus and last year China was included in the initial wave. He estimates that the mix could be nearly 7-8 million iPhone 6’s and 2-3 million 6 Plus’.
  • Toni Sacconaghi at Bernstein believes that the company’s first weekend sales of the iPhone’s 6 and 6 Plus could be between 7 and 9 million vs. expectations of 10 million or more.

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Analysts prediction (via Mashable):

  • Walter Piecyk, an analyst with BTIG, expects Apple to sell 10 million new iPhones during the first three days.
  • Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt predicted opening weekend sales will top last year’s opening weekend sales of 9 million.
  • Maynard Um, an analyst with Wells Fargo, predicted earlier this week that Apple would have “low teens million sales for its first weekend.”

On September 15, Apple announced it sold more than 4 million new iPhones during the first 24 hours of preorders.

Updated:

Apple has confirmed that sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were over 10 million.

Tim Cook:

[su_quote]“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” said 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.”[/su_quote]

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