Apple Sells Record 9 Million iPhones with 5S, 5C Launch
Apple announced today that it has sold 9 million iPhone 5S and 5C units, a new record for the company. Before the new iPhones went on sale, sales were predicted to be somewhere between 5 and 8 million worldwide. The company is now completely sold out of its iPhone 5S models.
“This is our best iPhone launch yet―more than nine million new iPhones sold―a new record for first weekend sales,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.
In addition to breaking sales records, Apple also reported that more than 200 million users are now using iOS 7, making it the fastest software upgrade ever. Last year, iOS 6 upgrades landed around the 100 million mark for the first weekend.
There has yet to be an official report from Apple on the sales between the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C. According to Cook, the iPhone 5S seemed to do better than the 5C. Cook said stores have completely sold out of 5S units, “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.”
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