Apple said it sold a record 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new, larger phone models went on sale in ten countries on Friday.
The phones, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, drew more than four million pre-orders on September 12, more than double the 2 million orders for the company's iPhone 5 model the same time two years ago.
Analysts had estimated first-weekend sales of up to 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, based on the first-day pre-orders.
Last year, Apple sold nine million iPhone 5S and 5C models in 11 countries, including China, in the first weekend.
Sales of the new models in China have been delayed by regulatory issues.