CEO Tim Cook said the company shipped the device on November 22. It was a space-gray iPhone 6 Plus.
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The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus helped the company generate $16.2 billion, or 22 percent of its revenue, from China.
The company's revenue surged past Wall Street expectations. Now the countdown begins for the Apple Watch, shipping in April.
The arrival of big-screen iPhones in the big China market promises a significant shift for the final quarter of 2014.
The company is scheduled to report its fiscal first-quarter results on Tuesday, and it's expected to post blow-out iPhone numbers.
A check of US phone users by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners found that iPhones accounted for half of all activations.
Apple's shift to big-screened smartphones is proving just the ticket to winning over consumers in key Asian markets -- including rival Samsung's home turf.
The supply of Apple's newest iPhones has apparently caught up with demand, as all flavors are now available to ship immediately.
The new SIM-free phones can be activated at the carrier of your choice, starting at $649 for the 16GB iPhone 6.
The rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model isn't going to be easy to get out the door. At least not at first, a respected Apple analyst claims.