Apple 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.