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These charts suggest Apple has already sold a ridiculous 21 million iPhone 6 units

Published Oct 6th, 2014 12:30PM EDT
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Sales 21M
Image: Jonathan S. Geller, BGR

Apple has already announced record launch sales for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus — the company sold more than 10 million units in its first weekend — and it looks like iPhone 6 sales are still going strong, significantly outpacing previous iPhone launches. After looking at analytics data from Fiksu and Mixpanel, Forbes says that Apple may have already surpassed 21 million iPhone 6 sales, out of which roughly 4 million should be iPhone 6 Plus units, even though the two phones have been available in stores in certain markets for just up to two weeks (more than 20 countries received the iPhone 6 a week after the September 19th launch).

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Fikso and Mixpanel data reveals that iPhone 6 sales are well above iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 sales during the same amount of time following their respective launch in previous years, and that the iPhone 6 Plus sales are steadily growing at iPhone 5c sales rates. Unlike the iPhone 5c, the iPhone 6 Plus isn’t widely available and is still very hard to find in stores.

More importantly, since these companies track online usage, this means Apple may have already sold over 21 million combined iPhone 6 units without China, a major market for Apple.

Meanwhile, reports suggest Apple is increasing iPhone 6 Plus production, with Foxconn hiring more employees to build iPhones for Apple.

Apple is going to launch the iPhones in China starting with October 17th, with preorders set to kickoff a week earlier. Interestingly, more than 4 million iPhone 6 units may have already been reserved in the region, according to recent reports, with retailers and the country’s three main mobile operators.

Charts used for determining iPhone 6 sales follow below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.