Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster estimates iPhone 7 opening weekend sales at 14,430,000

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster is a guy that we love to joke about -- mainly because of his insistence a few years back that an Apple television was going to happen -- but he's respected on Wall Street for his insights into the workings of Apple and other tech companies. He's now come out with some numbers that show iPhone 7 opening weekend sales to be around 14,430,000 -- a huge new record.

This chart from Graphiq shows just how big this is (Apple News readers -- please visit http://appleworld.today to see the chart):

It's hard to believe that back in the days of the iPhone 4S, selling 4 million phones in the first weekend was considered huge.