MOSCOW, October 9. The first sales of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, which began at 0:00 on October 9, did not disappoint retailers, shows a survey of vendors of electronics.
“We are pleased with the result of the first sales iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. During the first watch we have implemented new devices much more than in the same period last year”, – told in the press service of “VimpelCom”. In MTS and “the Megaphone” also said that sales of new Apple devices was “appropriate expectations”.
“Overall, sales were in line with expectations. While the numbers are not indicative, we will sum up on Monday. Illustrative are the results of the first weekend, because on weekends people go into stores and make purchases,” he added.
The representative of re:Store reported that sales of the iPhone 6S in the network on the first night and day were comparable to sales of the iPhone 6 last year. At the same time, people at the start of sales was more in Moscow and St. Petersburg. “Since we gave out numbered wristbands, you can tell exactly how many visitors were at the start of sales. Last year in the shopping center “European” it was a little over 800 people, this year we have given out 1 thousand 123 license plate bracelet,” added the company.
The press service of “Euroset” said that according to data for 12:00 Moscow time the network has sold about 150 vehicles throughout Russia.
In 2015 about 80% of purchases the night of the start of sales were made online, he added in “the Messenger”. “Partly we attribute it to the weather sharply deteriorated in Moscow and in other cities,” the company said.
According to VimpelCom, the sellers in the first hours after the official launch iPhone 6s/6s Plus in Russia are: Moscow, where it sold 40% of new products, Vladivostok – 22% and in St.-Petersburg – 14%. The best selling models in these cities are: Moscow – the iPhone 6S 64GB Gold, in St. Petersburg – the iPhone 6S 64GB Space gray, in Vladivostok – the iPhone 6S 16 GB Silver.
“The most significant sales were in the two capitals. From the regions most active Kazan,” according to re:Store.
In the network of “Svyaznoy” is the largest number of purchases were also made in Moscow – more than 60%. The five leaders include St. Petersburg, Khabarovsk, Yekaterinburg and Krasnodar. The most popular model was the iPhone 6S with a storage capacity of 64 GB, said the company. The most popular colours – space grey, followed by Rose gold.
IPhone 6S available in Russia at the official price of 56 thousand 990 rubles per model memory 16 GB, 65 thousand 990 rubles for a model with 64 GB memory and 74 thousand 990 rubles for a model with 128 GB.
The iPhone 6s Plus price is 65 thousand 990 rubles per model memory 16 GB, 74 thousand 990 rubles for a model with a memory of 64 GB and 83 thousand 990 rubles for a model with 128 GB.
In addition to Russia, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus appeared today in 39 countries, including Italy, Mexico, Spain and Taiwan.
Sales of its new line of smartphones in the world began on September 25 and for the first 3 days was a record, reaching 13 million units, noted earlier in the message Apple.
As previously reported, according to the study “Coherent”, in the first half of 2015, Apple gave Samsung the lead in smartphone market of the Russian Federation by revenue.