iPhone 6 Plus is slowly catching up with iPhone 6 sales

Despite being out of stock across many outlets – and with the maximum three to four week delay still listed on all variants at the Apple store – the iPhone 6 Plus is picking up some speed and making gains on the iPhone 6 when it comes to overall sales.

According to a couple of mobile phone metrics companies, Mixpanel and Fiksu (via Computerword), the iPhone phablet has improved in terms of the ratio sold against the 4.7in iPhone 6.

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Mixpanel observed that the iPhone 6 represented 6.02 per cent of all iPhone handsets out there, with the Plus model accounting for 1.34 per cent – or a ratio of 4.5:1 iPhone 6 models to iPhone 6 Plus. That has improved considerably from a fortnight ago, when the ratio was 6.8:1.

Fiksu observed an even stronger 3.9:1 ratio, which means that overall, the iPhone 6 Plus accounts for close to 20 per cent of new iPhone 6 models. That statistic is likely to keep increasing as the handset stock comes through and we see greater availability.

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The iPhone 6 Plus has certainly been well received by many critics, with the feeling for some being that it's a stronger buy than the base model for a number of reasons (including a much better display, image stabilisation for the camera, and the fact that it doesn't feel overly cumbersome in terms of a phablet).