From a robot in line in Sydney to the crowds for the visiting pope in New York, this year's iPhone launch festivities had a few extra wrinkles.
The total exceeds the 10 million sold in the opening weekend last year for the previous versions of Apple's smartphone.
A "telepresence robot" is currently holding a place for a woman in Sydney who will be one of the first in the world to own Apple's latest smartphone.
This follows a warning from UPS last week that residents in Washington DC and Philadelphia may be affected too.
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Demand for Apple products is usually very high in the city-state, but the company's smartwatch has received a lukewarm welcome on its first day on sale in Southeast Asia.
The latest "challenger bank" looking to shake up retail banking could mark a big step forward for the fast-growing mobile payment sector.
Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg will also get the streaming service later this year, in the company's biggest push into mainland Europe.
Netflix reported first-quarter profit that beat analysts' expectations. The online video service also said it may raise prices by as much as $2 a month for new subscribers.
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