Apple Sales of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Set Record in First Weekend

PHOTO: Two new iPhone 6 are photographed at the Apple store in the city centre of Munich, Germany, Sept. 19, 2014. PlayPeter KneffeL/DPA/AP Photo
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Apple said it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models in the first weekend they were available in stores, making it the company's best launch ever.

"Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn't be happier," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. “We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-through records by a large margin."

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Cook said he believes Apple could have sold even more iPhones in the first weekend had there been enough supply. He said the team was working hard to manufacture more of the new iPhones to meet demand.

With larger screen sizes -- 4.7 inches for the iPhone 6 and 5.5 inches for the iPhone 6 Plus -- Apple has tapped into the consumer appetite for bigger phones, giving Samsung, which has dominated the giant phone market, some competition.

The iPhone 6 starts at $199 for a 16 GB configuration, $299 for 64 GB and $399 for a 128 GB configuration, with a two-year contract.

The iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299 (16 GB), $399 (64 GB) and $499 (128 GB). Both phones come in three colors: gold, silver and space gray.