iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s First Weekend Sales Break All Previous Records

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Apple has just announced that its sold 9 million iPhones during the launch weekend. The company didn’t break the number down to individual models sales, but the numbers sets a new record.

Apple unveiled not one, but two iPhones during the iPhone event on held on September 10. The company introduced the iPhone 5c and 5s , and started taking pre-orders on Friday September 13 for the lower-cost version, the iPhone 5c.

While analysts have been skeptical about the impact of the colourful and lower-cost version of the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s, Apple has managed to break all previous records:

Apple today announced it has sold a record-breaking nine million new iPhone® 5s and iPhone 5c models, just three days after the launch of the new iPhones on September 20. In addition, more than 200 million iOS devices are now running the completely redesigned iOS 7, making it the fastest software upgrade in history. Both iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are available in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK. Demand for iPhone 5s has exceeded the initial supply, and many online orders are scheduled to be shipped in the coming weeks.

“This is our best iPhone launch yet – more than nine million new iPhones sold – a new record for first weekend sales,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and while we’ve sold out of our initial supply of iPhone 5s, stores continue to receive new iPhone shipments regularly. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone.”

 

As we previously reported, the high demand for the iPhone 5s has resulted in long queues around the globe. The gold version of the iPhone 5s model sold out in 10 minutes after Apple began accepting pre-orders through its online stores.

The nine million units sold in the first weekend goes beyond the wildest expectation of any analyst.

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  • einsteinbqat

    Analysts… a job where uttering rubbish, but still think that their words is worth something! They just make up things — as many as possible — hoping to perhaps get one right, and be able to say, “See, I predicted it!”

  • Shameer Mulji

    and on top of all of that, they still get a huge salary. Go figure eh.

  • Al

    I agree about “analysts” [cringe]… But my “gut” still tells me the 5c will tank in 2 years. While walking around the mall Friday night, many kiosk cellphone staff were standing around like hungry wolves, sometimes enticing people by inviting them over as they would hold up armfuls of the 5c. Even the Bell kiosk had no customers (although their separate store had one). What I’m suggesting is, the 5s were mostly gone and the 5c’s were being force-fed to consumers – hoping some were desperate enough for anything “new”.

    ok… I’ve gotta share this short story…
    Walked by the Rogers store. 3 people in line with 2 staff and one of the staff starts speaking very loudly at the 3rd customer in line saying, “This is the busiest day of the year!” … (I’m paraphrasing this next part, but it was the essence of what he was trying to say) “If you don’t need to buy an iPhone today then maybe you shouldn’t be here” … [snicker]…. he’s not going to be employed for much longer.

  • WatDah

    Considering Apple lunched 2 phones and in more countries this year, this only makes sense. No surprises here.