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Apple iPhone 5S outselling 5C by large margin

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Sep 2013 20:21 User comments (4)

Apple iPhone 5S outselling 5C by large margin Apple recently revealed that 9 million new iPhone 5S and 5C were sold over launch weekend, beating out last year's iPhone 5 launch which saw 5 million units sold.
It appears, probably to Apple's delight, that the high-end 5S is clearly outpacing its cheaper plastic brother around the globe.

Analytics firm Localytics says that for every iPhone 5C being activated in the U.S., there are 3.4 iPhone 5S units doing the same. In Japan, that factor is 3.7x, and there are similar figures in other nations.

The 5C is still widely available (with one day shipping time from the Apple online store), while the 5S has a shipping date of October, at the earliest.

So far, the 5C, which lacks 64-bit processing and the new fingerprint scanning Touch ID but has colorful varieties, seems to be a flop (by Apple standards) but it may also be too early to tell given that there is still stock of the iPhone 5 out there.

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4 user comments

124.9.2013 21:30

That's interesting... I was expecting it to sell about the same as the 5S at least.

225.9.2013 12:22

So do these Apple fans buy a new Iphone every time a new one is released?

325.9.2013 15:48

Originally posted by Morreale:
That's interesting... I was expecting it to sell about the same as the 5S at least.
Cheap and tacky don't always equate to larger sales.

And I usually skip a generation to upgrade to a newer iPhone. Not worth being a bug tester for the pre-S versions!

426.9.2013 3:01

Originally posted by SProdigy:
Cheap and tacky don't always equate to larger sales.

It's not that cheap. It's only about $100 cheaper, if I'm not wrong, which is not a big deal IMHO. If you wanted one, of course, which I don't.

"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

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