On Friday, Apple started selling the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in 12 countries. Smartphone sales started in New Zealand, Australia, France, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, UK and USA.
Analysts Foursquare are confident that for the first weekend, Apple can get rid of 13 to 15 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, compared with 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sold by Apple at the start of their sales last year.
To calculate the number of smartphones sold has helped the number of annual “check-ins” in the official Apple stores immediately after the start of sales. This year they will exceed the standard Friday sales immediately by 360%.
The desire of certain customers from countries that are not included in the first wave of shipments (US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Puerto Rico and China), to get a new iPhone on the day of the premiere is still large. For many, the possession of a new smartphone Apple immediately after the start of sales in the US is a question of status. They are even willing to pay for tickets and accommodation of the courier in the U.S., two to three days waiting for those who are among the first to buy the coveted smartphone, as well as U.S. taxes and bribes to customs officials.
Analysts at FBR believes that in the fourth quarter of its new owners will find about 77 million iPhone against 74,5 million gadgets, Apple sold a year earlier. And, if last year’s success of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were due to markedly increase the diagonal of their displays, this time consumers will be attracted by the 3D Touch technology, improved smartphone cameras and a new color scheme “pink gold”.