The opening weekend has proved to be very successful for the Cupertino-based company. In the launch weekend for the new handset iPhone 5S and the cheaper iPhone 5c proved to be the most successful debut for Apple, which reached a 9 million units limit in the first three days.
For those who doubted that the new iPhones that were released last week would sell well, as any other Apple products, these doubts have proved to be wrong. According to Apple, its sales figures for the first three days after the big release of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5c have reached a record limit.
Compared to the 5 million units sold for the last year’s iPhone 5, the two different handsets released on Friday managed to reach the hands of 9 million happy customers from all over the world. However, it is worth mentioning the fact that Apple did not mention the iPhone 5S/5c difference from the 9 million units.
In the same time, Apple managed to reach another record limit. This is about the company’s latest operating system revealed. In only one week of existence, the iOS 7 was installed on more than 200 million devices.
This impressive statistic shows that the new iPad and iPhone operating system is supremely popular among users, and people were eager to see what did Apple changed at its iconic iOS. In comparison, last year, only 100 million users upgraded to iOS 6 in the first few days of availability.
According to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, the company has sold out the iPhone 5S handsets, and stores are currently receiving a new stock on a daily basis.
“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,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
However, as expected, Apple’s two handsets are aimed at different groups of consumers. Today’s data of carrier activation suggests that iPhone 5S simply was more popular with earlier buyers. This might also depend on the fact that Apple did not offer pre-sales for the iPhone 5S.
Analysts and critics have all been speculating how many iPhones will be sold in the first weekend, but only few had the courage to name such a high number. The record launch for the iPhone 5S/5c has exceeded expectations, which increased sales in the first three days.