Any way you slice it, the iPhone 6 has been a phenomenal hit for Apple: the kind of record-shattering sales phenomenon that would seem once-in-a-lifetime, were it not for the fact that Apple will probably beat its own record within a couple of years.
As is well known by now, between the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple sold a whopping 10 million units in just the first weekend of its next generation handset: a gigantic increase versus the 5,000,000 units the iPhone 5 sold in its first few days, or the paltry 525,000 that Apple managed to sell of its original iPhone back in 2007.
If you’re like me, these numbers are kind of hard to imagine in real-world sales terms. Fortunately, a new webpage aims to put these figures in context, by breaking down exactly how many handsets Apple sold every second of its iPhone opening weekends.
It’s all strangely hypnotic — and will have you reloading the page to see how many iPhones Apple sells for each job you carry out. For example, in the time it took me to write this story, Apple sold 12,444 iPhone 6 handsets. Considering the kind of margins it makes on these handsets, it really is no wonder Apple is flying high these days.
Check out the page at the link below.