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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RE[2]: Apples and Oranges
by galvanash on Mon 23rd Sep 2013 23:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Apples and Oranges"
galvanash
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2006-01-25

Informal metrics show that the 5S outsold the 5c by 3.5x.


I don't doubt that could be accurate, but it is a rather round-about way to come about the stats (counting carrier activations).

Regardless, I'm still a bit skeptical. If it turns out to be exactly 3.5x, well that puts the sales of the 5S way ahead of the 5 launch (7 million units)...

Why would Apple not report this instead of this "combined" number??? It just looks a bit shady to me.

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RE[3]: Apples and Oranges
by Windows Sucks on Mon 23rd Sep 2013 23:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Apples and Oranges"
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2005-11-10

Interesting, companies like Sammy don't report numbers at all and yet get credit for selling millions.

And Android is credited at a billion sales when the numbers from Google are listed as activations.

Everyone massages their numbers.

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RE[4]: Apples and Oranges
by galvanash on Tue 24th Sep 2013 00:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Apples and Oranges"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

Interesting, companies like Sammy don't report numbers at all and yet get credit for selling millions.

And Android is credited at a billion sales when the numbers from Google are listed as activations.

Everyone massages their numbers.


I wasn't comparing to any other company and don't care to...

I was simply curious as to why the media would use this number (9 million) as a yardstick when comparing to last years launch (5 miliion) when there is obviously a big colorful plastic elephant in the room in the form of a rebadged 2nd tier phone being included in the new numbers...

Its simple. The 5 million number last year didn't include sales of the repriced 4S, did it? I'm only pointing out we still don't know how many of the 5S model were sold. From anecdotal evidence it appears to have been quite a lot, even more than last year. Is it a crime to want to know the specifics?

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RE[3]: Apples and Oranges
by galvanash on Fri 27th Sep 2013 01:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Apples and Oranges"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

"Informal metrics show that the 5S outsold the 5c by 3.5x.


I don't doubt that could be accurate, but it is a rather round-about way to come about the stats (counting carrier activations).

Regardless, I'm still a bit skeptical. If it turns out to be exactly 3.5x, well that puts the sales of the 5S way ahead of the 5 launch (7 million units)...

Why would Apple not report this instead of this "combined" number??? It just looks a bit shady to me.
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Well I was probably right...

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/09/26/opening-weekend-iphone-5s...

Edited 2013-09-27 01:49 UTC

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