Sprint’s newly appointed CEO Marcelo Claure shared on Twitter over the weekend that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus debut marked the most successful iPhone launch in Sprint’s history.
Thanks to all the @sprint employees today who contributed to the most Succesful iPhone launch in our history It's a privilege to lead Sprint— MarceloClaure (@marceloclaure) September 20, 2014
The announcement fits right with Apple’s announcement that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus broke previous preorder sales records and today’s news that Apple sold over 10 million iPhones 6 from preorder and launch weekend sales.
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Sprint’s history of iPhone launches does not include every generation of the device, though, as the iPhone 4s was the first model available at launch on the carrier following AT&T and later Verizon. Rival carrier AT&T, which has carried every iPhone model since 2007, shared earlier this month that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch saw more demand than either of the previous two years.
As for Sprint’s best iPhone launch ever, the carrier’s CEO Marcelo Claure mostly inherited the iPhones 6 launch after being appointed in early August when it abandoned plans to acquire rival carrier T-Mobile. Earlier this month, though, Sprint did introduce a new iPhone-focused plan dubbed ‘iPhone for Life’ with unlimited data and 2-year upgrades included.