Demand for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus is set to outstrip that of last year, according to early figures. Apple released a statement that the newest smartphone model is “on pace” to beat the iPhone 6’s 2014 record of 10 million sales in the first weekend.
“The online demand for iPhone 6s Plus has been exceptionally strong,” the statement read.
Preorders have so far exceeded Apple’s expectations and it is “working to catch up as quickly as we can”. Apple assures customers it will have have both the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus available in stores when the phones officially go on sale.
The latest iPhones, announced last week, have pressure-sensitive screens that can be controlled by “3D Touch”, 12-megapixel cameras and the latest A9 chip. They will be available in four colours, including rose gold. A new iPad Pro, updated Apple TV and updated Apple Watch designs were also announced at the event.
The phones are on sale from September 25.