Apple has sold more than 13 million units of their newly-launched iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, within three days of availability, statistics which indicate record sales figures of the product.

The new figures surpass last year’s 10 million sales for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales within the same three-day period, a trend that chief executive Tim Cook chooses to refer to as “phenomenal”.

“Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history,” the Apple CEO said.

Adding that; “customers’ feedback is incredible and they are loving 3D Touch and Live Photos, and we can’t wait to bring iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to customers in even more countries on October 9.”

The idea to released the phones in China early is seen as crucial to the huge sales figures of the product. Chinese customers hitherto, had to wait several weeks’ even months before the new models were approved for sale.

It is estimated that the Chinese market have accounted for between 2 and 2.5 million unit sales, meaning non-China sales rose by between 5 per cent and 10 per cent, according to analysts FBR & Co.

The new models went released onto the UK market days ago, prompting fans to queue overnight outside London’s Covent Garden store to be among the first to get their hands on them.

Enhanced features of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are; sport pressure-sensitive screens, which is utilised through the company’s 3D Touch technology, opening new shortcut menus depending on the pressure applied to the display. Both units’ rear-facing cameras were upgrade from 8MP to 12MP, whilst the front-facing FaceTime camera was boosted from 1.2MP to 5MP.

Additionally, the new generation of iPhones are the first to come in new colour rose gold, joining the gold, silver and space grey shade options.

The new models are available in three versions: 16GB, 64GB and 128GB.

Source: Ghana Web

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