Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Sep 2013 22:52 UTC
Apple

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.

Impressive.

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Apples and Oranges
by galvanash on Mon 23rd Sep 2013 23:23 UTC
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This is the first time they have released 2 new phones at the same time...

Its an impressive feat to move that much inventory of such high dollar items in such a short time. But all the media coverage is using this combined total of units and comparing it to previous launches - that is just silly. A rather large number of those 9 million sales are 5Cs, and that is simply not relevant when comparing to past performance...

How many of the 5S model were sold? That is the only relevant number if you are comparing to previous launches. I don't see anyone reporting that number...

I have no doubt it is in the same ballpark (5 million or so), but I doubt it is much higher, and if it is actually lower this news tells a completely different story...

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