This morning, apple stated that more than 10 million of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models had been sold within the first three days of being available in stores, compared to the earlier version of iPhone sold during the first weekend last year.
According to a spokesperson from Apple, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales hit on the upper end of what financial analysis anticipated. On the low end, analysis predicted sales around 6.5 million but on the high end, possibly 13 million.
One of the reasons believed for large volume sales is the jump from the 4-inch screen to the 4.7-inch for the iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch for the iPhone 6 Plus. Experts believe that overall, it was the growing number of consumers demanding smartphones with larger screens that made these devices so popular.
A research firm called IDC, estimated that a minimum, 20% of all smartphones shipped to China last year, the country with the largest market for smartphones in the world, were at leave five inches in size. Another prediction made by IDC was that this year, manufacturers would ship more smartphones or “phablets” with screens of at least 5.5 diagonal inches than they would ship laptops.
In the past, Apple products have always done well compared to the competition but for today’s consumers, they want more, especially features that make it easier for devices to be used. With the larger screen on the new iPhone products, the company surpassed demand.