Apple Announces Record iPhone Sales

Iphone 6s
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Apple said on Monday that it sold more than 13 million iPhone 6S and 6S Pluses phones over the weekend, setting a new company record. The sales outpaced last year’s mark, when more than 10 million 6 and 6 Pluses were sold.

"Sales for iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. "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."

Apple also announced the new iPhones will be available in more than 40 additional countries -- including Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Russia and Norway -- beginning Oct. 9.

Apple's Online Store Has Run Out of New iPhones

Apple began taking preorders for the the new phones on Sept. 12 and quickly sold out of its online stock. The new models cost the same as the previous line but have more memory, faster processors and are equipped with a new 12 mega-pixel camera.