If there was even an inkling that Apple's iPhone sales were peaking, that notion was destroyed over the weekend. After record breaking pre-orders of 4 million units, Apple announced today that it sold over 10 million iPhone 6 models over the weekend, setting a new record in the process. Last year, the iPhone 5s and 5c collectively sold 9 million units.
What's more, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a press release that Apple would have sold even more iPhones had there been enough supply. Indeed, demand for Apple's larger-screened iPhones are off the charts, with consumers lining up down multiple city blocks at Apple retail store locations across the world. In particular, iPhone 6 Plus models seem to be in extremely short supply.
"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," Tim Cook said in Apple's press release. "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.”
Per usual, Apple did not provide a breakdown of iPhone sales by model type.
For folks interested in getting their hands on one of Apple's new iPhone models, there's currently a 7- to 10-day shipping period for the iPhone 6 and a whopping 3- to 4-week shipping period for the iPhone 6 Plus. To that end, some people might be able to get their iPhones quicker by trying their luck at an Apple retail store or a retail outlet like Best Buy or RadioShack.