Apple has just announced that preorders for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has achieved 4 million pre orders in the first 24 hours. In the press release, Cook said he is thrilled that customers love them “as much as we do”.
“Apple today announced a record number of first day pre-orders of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, with over four million in the first 24 hours. Demand for the new iPhones exceeds the initial pre order supply and while a significant amount will be delivered to customers beginning on Friday and throughout September, many iPhone pre orders are scheduled to be delivered in October.”
For comparison, Apple sold 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c’s in their opening weekend. The iPhone 5 managed 2 million preorders in 24 hours in 2012.