iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C sales: nine million in the first weekend; 200 million iOS 7 updates

iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C sales: nine million in the first weekend; 200 million iOS 7 updatesApple naysayers, prepare to shed bitter tears of inexplicable resentment. The California chaps have announced iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C sales for the first weekend: a record-breaking nine million.

In addition, a whopping 200 million people have successfully updated to iOS 7, which makes those isolated cases of people moaning about super-hot killer iPhones (as they charge and/or check out all the new features) all the more laughable.

It’s not immediately clear how the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C sales break down; the Apple press release simply declares the nine million total.

However, data from Mixpanel suggests the iPhone 5S has roughly doubled iPhone 5C sales – the iPhone 5S being the pricier flagship and the iPhone 5C being slightly cheaper and cased in plastic.

“This is our best iPhone launch yet―more than nine million new iPhones sold―a new record for first weekend sales,” beamed Apple CEO Tim Cook.

“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.”

iOS 7 has proved similarly popular. Two hundred million updates make it the “fastest software upgrade in history”. Predictably, there have been complaints of hotness and/or reduced battery life, while others report that iOS 7 in fact improves performance.

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 24, 2013 at 12:04

Well, what's left to say? Mobile expert Imogen Thomas says https://twitter.com/imogen_thomas/status/382454246039638016

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 24, 2013 at 12:14

How many countries have they been launched in so far?

lcurdie / MOD  Sep. 24, 2013 at 12:28

From el presso releaso: "Both iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are available in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK."

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 24, 2013 at 12:42

Thanks.
That doesn't help Imogen, though :(

Stelph  Sep. 24, 2013 at 12:57

The fact that 5S is significantly more than the 5C isnt that surprising either, not because "its not cheap enough" as some people say, but because the first weekend sales are almost always the very keenest fans who must have the very best product. I expect the 5C sales to catch up over time

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 24, 2013 at 13:00

True.

Bonce  Sep. 24, 2013 at 13:28

The fact that the figures have been massaged and include shipped phones seem to have not been mentioned oO or the fact it is estimated that 3.5 million iphones mainly 5c's still sit unsold.

Top journalism, this has now become the official iphone propoganda site well done.

So maybe no tears for the naysayers after all.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 24, 2013 at 18:57

The fact that the figures have been massaged and include shipped phones seem to have not been mentioned oO or the fact it is estimated that 3.5 million iphones mainly 5c's still sit unsold.

Top journalism, this has now become the official iphone propoganda site well done.

So maybe no tears for the naysayers after all.

You're right.Which explains why 3 of the 18 articles on the main page currently deal with
Apple products.

Seriously, though:
a) how do you know about the 3.5 million unsold 5Cs? Source? (you know, like journalists have sources)
b) if there were 'unsold' iPhone 5Cs a week after launch, what's be the big deal? Network's
acquire iPhones on a firmsale basis. So: when Apple don't make enough it's bad, and when they make enough, it's bad, too?
c) whatever...

eddyday  Sep. 24, 2013 at 19:09

The Galaxy S4 took 27 days to ship (not sell) 10 million phones in 60 countries. The S4 has sold 20 million phones in total since it was launched, way down on estimates, resulting in a 10% drop in their share price.

Apple sold 9 million iPhones in 3 days in 11 countries. It has likely sold well over 10 million by now.

So much for the Apple are Doomed propaganda.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 24, 2013 at 19:22

Bonce,

a PS: Apple have a 20-30 % marketshare with a handful of devices. Compared to LITERALLY over 10,000 unique Android devices. I think when Apple launch 1 1/2 new phones after a year, we aren't out of line to talk a bit more about it?!

Bonce  Sep. 24, 2013 at 20:08

Bonce,

a PS: Apple have a 20-30 % marketshare with a handful of devices. Compared to LITERALLY over 10,000 unique Android devices. I think when Apple launch 1 1/2 new phones after a year, we aren't out of line to talk a bit more about it?!



:) yeah ok try about 13% and falling

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 25, 2013 at 08:28

Bonce,

a PS: Apple have a 20-30 % marketshare with a handful of devices. Compared to LITERALLY over 10,000 unique Android devices. I think when Apple launch 1 1/2 new phones after a year, we aren't out of line to talk a bit more about it?!



:) yeah ok try about 13% and falling


Oh, whatever. Still no source for your 3.5 mill figure, I see.
Tell me: do 'they' at least pay you to troll?

Stelph  Sep. 25, 2013 at 12:23

The fact that the figures have been massaged and include shipped phones seem to have not been mentioned

TBF show me a single manufacturer who talks about actual sales, they all refer to "shipped" phones (mostly because its so difficult so soon to actually know how many is sold.

http://bgr.com/2013/07/26/mobile-phone-market-share-q2-2013/
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130124006626/en

Its not ideal but all companies do it so its kind of accepted and it means that companies can at least be compared

or the fact it is estimated that 3.5 million iphones mainly 5c's still sit unsold.

Id also like to see this source

yeah ok try about 13% and falling

true globally, however in the US and UK Apple is stealing more market share over the last 12 months (which youd expect as people there have more displosable income on average than say India where Apple is being pummled). Also Q4 was leading up to the next iPhone release where there is always going to be a lull in sales, I wonder how the market share looks now after numbers of sales like this?

http://venturebeat.com/2013/09/09/world-mobile-device-map-rich-apple-poor-nokia-global-leader-samsung/

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