The world is having iPhone fever, and it’s paying off well for Apple. The technology company announced that recent purchases of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit the 10 million mark, breaking a sales record.
The new larger phone models went on sale last week in 10 countries, after already drawing more than 4 million pre-sale orders, doubling the 2 million same sales of the company’s previous models, the iPhone 5S and 5C. Analysts had previously predicted that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 first-weekend sales would reach up to 10 million.
Last year, Apple sold 9 million iPhone 5S and 5C models in 11 countries in the first weekend.
Apple championed the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, both larger than its predecessor, as the best iPhone yet. The models contain new Retina HD display, longer battery life, faster wireless downloads, Touch ID technology that allows one to securely access the phone, as well as make purchases from iTunes, iBooks and the App Store.
The iPhone 6 starts at $199 for a 16 GB, $299 for 64 GB and $399 for a 128 GB, with a two-year contract, and will be available to ship on Sept.19. The iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299 (16GB), $399 (64GB) and $499 (128GB). Both phones will come in three colors: gold, silver and space gray.