Apple Says It Sold 9 Million iPhones, Setting RecordPosted: September 23, 2013
Apple revealed that it sold 9 million of its new iPhones since they became available Friday, setting a company record for weekend phone sales.
The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are available in nine countries, including the U.S., China, and the UK. The company sold 5 million of its previous new phone release, the iPhone 5, on the first weekend of sales, but year-over-year comparisons are misleading because that phone was not released in the same markets at the same time, according to tech blog The Verge.
“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,” Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said in a statement Monday morning. ”We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone.”
The statement from Apple does not indicate the specific sales numbers for each phone, though The Verge reports that analytics firm Localytics says the iPhone 5s outsold the 5c three to one. Apple also said that more than 200 million users are now using the company’s new operating system, iOS 7, released last week.