iPhone Opening Weekend Sales: Nine Million
First Weekend iPhone Sales Top Nine Million, Sets New Record | Apple – Press Info
Apple today announced it has sold a record-breaking nine million new iPhone® 5s and iPhone 5c models, just three days after the launch of the new iPhones on September 20. In addition, more than 200 million iOS devices are now running the completely redesigned iOS 7, making it the fastest software upgrade in history. 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. Demand for iPhone 5s has exceeded the initial supply, and many online orders are scheduled to be shipped in the coming weeks.
“This is our best iPhone launch yet―more than nine million new iPhones sold―a new record for first weekend sales,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “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.”
iPhone Opening Weekend Sales: Nine Million | John Gruber
That iOS upgrade number is more impressive to me than the iPhone sales. Worth noting: no breakdown or even a hint at how sales are split between the 5S and 5C. Apple is not going to reveal that.
Apple sells nine million iPhones in three days | Jim Dalrymple
First Weekend iPhone Sales Top Nine Million | MG Siegler
The rush is on to spin this into bad news in some way. Two possible angles:
1) It wasn’t quite double the weekend sales of the iPhone 5 last year!
2) In three days, Apple wasn’t quite able to triple the number of smartphones BlackBerry shipped — shipped, not sold — for the whole quarter!
Back in reality, 200 million devices updated to iOS 7 in just a few days is insane.