There you go, folks. Apple has announced the new iPhone sales numbers for their first weekend of availability—a whopping 9 million units sold for the combined iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. The figure breaks the opening weekend sale of the iPhone 5. Additionally, Apple also reports that there are now more than 200 million iOS devices that are powered by iOS 7.
As a reminder, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C sales for the weekend include figures from the U.S., Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the U.K. A few hours after online Apple Stores in these countries opened, the shipping date for the iPhone 5s slipped back to October—a clear indication of the demand for the upgraded version of the 5 rather over the iPhone 5C. Apple did not divulge specific sales figures for each of the new iPhones, but if you consider the change in shipping estimate, it’s pretty obvious the iPhone 5S is selling better than the iPhone 5C.
The combined figures for the Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C’s opening weekend makes this the best iPhone launch yet, establishing a new record for first weekend sales of all iPhones release to date. According to 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.”
Let’s see if this trend continues as more countries get their stock of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C in the coming weeks.