iPhone 6 tops 10 million units sold during first weekend of availability

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are unique in that they mark the first time the iPhone’s display has moved beyond four inches in size, and if initial sales are anything to go by, Apple has finally given the people what they want.

The company has just reported first weekend sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus surpassed 10 million units sold. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have been available for just three days in 10 countries around the world but sales have already blown past opening weekend sales of previous generations of iPhone. For references, the iPhone 5 sold five million units in its first weekend, while the iPhone 5S and 5C sold 9 million units during their first weekend of availability.

“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement today. “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.”

Aside from being the largest iPhones to date, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are also Apple’s most expensive iPhones ever and subsidies are lower than previous years. Record breaking sales weren’t a given this year.

Thousands queued up around Canada for the launch of the iPhone 6 on Friday morning. Check out our gallery of launch day pictures and video to see the madness for yourself.