Apple sells better-than-expected 39.3 mln iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus in Sept quarter

Written by Reuters | San Francisco | Updated: Oct 21 2014, 17:00pm hrs
IPhone 6 plusSales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus began in September, helping Apple chalk up a 12.2 percent. (AP)
Apple Inc posted better-than-expected revenue after its best new-iPhone launch on record, pushing sales of the smartphone to 39.27 million in the September quarter.

Sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus began in September, helping Apple chalk up a 12.2 percent jump in revenue last quarter to $42.12 billion. That surpassed the roughly 38 million some on Wall Street had expected, and did not include sales in China, its largest market outside of the United States.