With the release of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus nearly a month ago, figures show the iPhone 6 could see the most successful sales records in its opening month, Forbes reported.
Apple's release of the new iPhone 6 was the best opening weekend of sales for any smartphone, with at least 10 million sold in just three days, the source reported. While Apple hasn't released any new information on projected sales, the company could possibly hit between 70 million and 80 million sold iPhones by the end of the year.
A recent report from Fiksu, an iPhone, and iOS 8 activity tracker showed within the first month of the iPhone 6 release date, 4 percent of iPhone users are already using an iPhone 6. However, the iPhone 6 Plus has only accounted for just over 1 percent of all Apple smartphone users in the first month of sales.
Additionally, data from Mixpanel, another iPhone device tracker, said the iPhone 6 has increased to nearly 6 percent of all iPhone users, while the iPhone 6 Plus is still just over 1 percent and matches the data from Fiksu.
Sales of the iPhone 6 have nearly quadrupled the number of purchases of the larger iPhone 6 Plus. According to Forbes, there's an approximate total sale of roughly 21 million new iPhone devices, and data shows that total, the iPhone 6 Plus accounts for nearly 4 million sold smartphones.
Did bendgate affect iPhone 6 Plus sales?
Some of the of sales of the iPhone 6 Plus could have been affected by "bendgate" where some users were complaining about their devices bending within a few days of being carried in their pockets. However, there has been no data to show a difference the number of sales before the incident became a viral topic on the Internet and after the supposed scandal.
According to ZDNet, the iPhone 6 Plus tends to be an advantage to those looking for a device to use for work because the larger screen allows more multitasking functions. In ZDNet's report, the iPhone 6 Plus never curved, bent or deformed from being held in a pocket and proved to be durable.
No matter what new iPhone a user decides to purchase, smartphone owners should consider personal insurance to protect their devices from theft, malfunction or damage.