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Apple sells 9 million new iPhones in three days

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 23 Sep 2013 12:08 User comments (6)

Apple sells 9 million new iPhones in three days Apple sold 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c smartphones in just 3 days since they launched on Friday.
Apple's iOS 7 update is also now present on 200 million iOS devices, which Apple claims is the fastest software upgrade in history.

"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."

Apple's press information doesn't indicate which smartphone sold more units but it was no secret that the iPhone 5s was out of stock in most places very quickly. In the UK, mobile providers were frustrated that Apple sent them ample supplies of the iPhone 5c and only "tens" of the iPhone 5s to sell at launch.

Nevertheless, Apple is entitled to celebrate yet another very successful launch.

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6 user comments

123.9.2013 20:48

wow

223.9.2013 21:15

Originally posted by A5J4DX:
wow
the Isheep

323.9.2013 23:32

Those exact same people would line up and pay again if iPhone 6 came out two weeks from now. Same pos phone over and over. Apple how about some wow factor on your next phone?

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424.9.2013 0:48

they had 9 million phones made ready to buy in 3 days? Wow that is impressive... Wish Nexus phones would have a better organized Launch Day. Even though Apple have an advantage not actually changing anything and just relaunching same phone with slightly different name :D



524.9.2013 6:13

by day 4 it was just past 1 million sales.

ah well.

624.9.2013 12:36

Apple might boast 9,000,000 but technically it is untrue as it included all the seven days worth of pre-orders before it went on sale.
I also read that 6,000,000 sales were in the U.S.but only 3,000.000 in the rest of the world.When I say it like that doesn't sound so good does it!

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