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Apple forecasts record initial sales for new iPhone on China demand

Apple senior vice-president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller speaking about the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus during a media event in San Francisco.

San Francisco

APPLE Inc is predicting initial sales of its new iPhone models will top last year's opening-weekend record, thanks largely to demand in China.

Pre-orders for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were "very strong" and sales are on pace to exceed last year's launch-weekend record of