Apple started taking preorders for its latest iPhones – iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S plus on Saturday, and earlier today (Monday), the company said it expects its first-weekend sales of the new phones, will exceed last year’s debut of 10million units.
The larger iPhone 6S Plus has already sold out online, with orders exceeding Apple’s own forecasts
The actual launch date is September 25.
Preorders for the two phones were “very strong around the world,” and online demand for the 6S Plus was “exceptionally strong,” Apple spokesperson, Trudy Muller, was quoted as saying.
Muller added that Apple is “on pace” to surpass last year’s initial sales when it moved 10 million units of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus during their first weekend of availability (including more than 4 million preordersduring the first 24 hours). That was double the initial weekend sales for the iPhone 5.