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

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.


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RE[10]: Apples and Oranges
by galvanash on Tue 24th Sep 2013 19:46 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Apples and Oranges"
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"Does it make any sense to use activations percentages relative to channel volume when a pretty big chunk of the channel volume was never activated??????

Are we questioning all previous quarters of iPhone shipments now and all other smartphone OEM sales announcement or only this one? Because you seem awfully obsessed with latching onto numbers that largely everyone else finds uncategorically positive for Apple and making them negative as far as this specific announcement goes, but you are falling back on an argument that applies to every announcment made over the last 6 years.

You can't be serious... Does the product mix not matter to you? When has Apple had a launch weekend that didn't sell out of initial inventory? Im sorry but that obviously changes the meaning of the numbers.

And Im not trying to be negative about it, Im just trying to get accurate numbers. I simply don't think 9 million is accurate if you are trying to gauge year on year performance. The product mix matters when all of a sudden there is one when there wasn't before...

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