iPhone 6s and 6s Plus breaks sales record, expanding to 40 additional countries

iPhone 6s and 6 Plus

Apple on Monday announced that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have set a new sales record with more than 13 million units sold in only three days after its launch.

“Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.

Both next-generation handsets were officially announced on September 9, and began shipping a few weeks later on September 25. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are available through apple.com, at Apple retail locations and at authorized Apple resellers such as Best Buy.

Apple also announced that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus "will be available in more than 40 additional countries beginning October 9," and that it will eventually be sold in "over 130 countries by the end of the year." The press release lists " Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain and Taiwan" as some of the new territories receiving the new iPhones on Friday.

“Customers’ feedback is incredible and they are loving 3D Touch and Live Photos, and we can’t wait to bring iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to customers in even more countries on October 9," added Cook.

The press release goes on to tout the new features found on the iPhone 6s including 3D Touch, Live Photos and iOS 9.