Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure posted on Twitter over the weekend, boasting that the Sprint iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 launch was the most successful yet for the wireless carrier.
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 recently appointed Sprint CEO’s tweet jibed with Apple’s own announcement that the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus broke all previous iPhone sales records, selling over 10 million units from preorder and launch weekend walk-in sales.
Sprint has only offered the iPhone since they began carrying the iPhone 4S a few years back. Rival carrier AT&T, who has sold the device ever since the very first iPhone, also said earlier that demand for the new iPhone models on their network was higher than any of the previous two year’s offerings.
One factor possibly contributing to the increased demand for the devices on the Sprint network is the carrier’s introduction earlier this month of a new “iPhone for Life” $70 per-month plan that includes unlimited data, talk, and text, and also includes iPhone upgrades every 2 years.