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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Apparently the 5S (more expensive one) is outselling the 5C quite easily. I guess this proves Apple did the right thing not to release a really cheap phone, because it wouldn't have made them much money and they are enough people going for gold.

I have no clue who would be stupid enough to buy an iPhone5C over 5S at full price.

It proves nothing. They opened in even more markets on sept 20th than any other time before. So 9 mil is not indicative of growing popularity, when you take into account more simultaneous sales. The popularity should be apparent in January, when the full quarter sales come in.

they still have not addressed a market that is much more cost sensitive than US or EU - China.

Consider this - estimated iPhone5s sales are ~7mil, that is 2 mil more than iPhone5 with a massively bigger market at launch.

While I will stop short of calling it a roaring success till the quarter results come in, it's still a good start. Though Apple is not covering larger or new market segments with this launch.

PS: In fact, this launch they are covering a smaller segment than last year - due to the fact that China Mobile cut their subsidies for iPhones.

Edited 2013-09-24 13:35 UTC

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