Apple Crushes Old Record and Sells Four Million iPhone 6 Units in 24 Hours

By Adam Clark Estes on at

To no one's surprise, Apple sold a lot of iPhones last week. In fact, the company sold more phones in the first 24 hours of pre-orders than ever before. Eager customers bought some four million of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models. That's over 150,000 phones per hour.

So Apple crushed the last record. Two years ago, the Cupertino kids bragged about selling two million iPhone 5 models in the first 24 hours. That record actually makes more sense in the context of the new iPhone 6 record. Obviously, people care a lot more about the new designs than the new features that come with the in between models. In 2013, Apple broke tradition and didn't release sales figures for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C in the first 24 hours. The company later reported that they sold a combined nine million. That's still a lot of phones!

Now everybody gets to worry about whether or not Apple manufactured enough phones to keep up with the record demands. In the meantime, if you haven't pre-ordered, you can now make a sober decision about which model to get. And don't forget to check out our advice on where and when you can buy the phone. [Apple via Re/Code]