Nine million iPhones sold in first weekend, new record

Jordan O'Brien
September 23, 2013

When Apple announced the new iPhone 5c and 5s, many wrote them off as minor bumps that won’t sell as well as the major upgrade with the iPhone 5 — turns out Apple has proven us all wrong, with the iPhone 5s and 5c selling incredibly well worldwide, beating Apple’s previous record.

The new iPhones are available in just the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK, but have managed to shift in their boat load, with nine million devices being purchased since going on-sale on Friday.

Apple CEO Tim Cook lauded it as “our best iPhone launch yet” whilst apologising for the lack of stock for the iPhone 5s. Despite the mention of the 5s, exact number breakdowns for the two phones weren’t given, with the iPhone 5c reportedly selling rather poorly.

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