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Apple announces sales of 9 million iPhone 5s & 5c units in first 3 days

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The launch weekend for the new flagship iPhone 5s and colorful iPhone 5c proved to be the most successful smartphone debut ever for Apple, with a record 9 million units being sold in the first three days.

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"This is our best iPhone launch yet--more than nine million new iPhones sold--a new record for first weekend sales," said Apple Chief Executive 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."

The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c both went on sale last Friday. This year marks the first time Apple has debuted two new iPhone models on the same day.

That strategy paid off, as Apple easily exceeded the record 5 million iPhone 5 units the company sold on that device's launch weekend last year.

Unsurprisingly, Apple did not give a breakdown of iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c sales. The company does not reveal sales of individual smartphone models, citing competitive reasons.

Apple also announced on Monday that more than 200 million devices are running the redesigned iOS 7, making it the fastest upgrade in history. In comparison, last year 100 million users upgraded to iOS 6 in the first few days of availability.

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The record launch for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c exceeded expectations, which pegged sales in the first three days at around 6 million. Last Friday's launch drew massive crowds at Apple stores and iPhone resellers around the world.

It's likely that the iPhone 5s was the most popular choice over the weekend, as it is Apple's latest flagship device and would likely be a more popular choice for early adopters. Data released earlier Monday suggested the iPhone 5s outsold the iPhone 5c by a factor of 3.4.
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Doomed, I tell you.
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Way to go, Apple!

And, take that, you maroon analysts.....
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Out of the park! Bravo Tim Cook!

Best wishes,
long-term investor and Apple follower!
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Incredible
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...proved to be the most successful smartphone debut ever for Apple.

or for anyone else in the known universe for that matter.
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NINE MILLION

Better than my Bose, better than my Skullcandy's, listening to Mozart through my LeBron James limited edition PowerBeats by Dre is almost as good as my Sennheisers.
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Better than my Bose, better than my Skullcandy's, listening to Mozart through my LeBron James limited edition PowerBeats by Dre is almost as good as my Sennheisers.
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post #8 of 219
And the stock is up $17 pre market. lol.gif
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I don't believe it and only Wall Street is always right!

post #10 of 219
Just 9 million? Apple is doomed! /s
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Boom Baby!
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Smartphone saturation?

Me no worry.

Apple Purchases last 12 months - iPhone 5S (two), iPhone 6, iPhone 6+ (two), iPadAir, iPadAir2, iPadMini2, AppleTV (two), MacMini, Airport Extreme, iPod Classic.
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Apple Purchases last 12 months - iPhone 5S (two), iPhone 6, iPhone 6+ (two), iPadAir, iPadAir2, iPadMini2, AppleTV (two), MacMini, Airport Extreme, iPod Classic.
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post #13 of 219
"Grotesquely low" inventory, eh?
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Samsung: What?! Why??? It can't be!!! Even we had spent so much money to marketing firm , paid off analysts , tech bloggers & reviewers to down play Apple, we worked so hard to spread the notion that Apple is no more innovating! But why people still buy their iPhone??!! We must spend more on advertising!!
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Up to 6 million my a$$! This shows how stupid most of the so called analysts on Wall Street are on Apple, including those d bag on CNBC. It's almost comical to watch them rambling on live TV when the news of 9 million sales broke out...each to break...need a built in case...are you kidding me?

No knows Apple better than Apple themselves.
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I guess price doesn't matter...well maybe just a little! Lol
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And the stock is up $17 pre market. lol.gif

 

Not even close to where they were when they released the 5S/5C. Market is not efficient in pricing apple that´s for sure.

700 here we come 2013. The quarter numbers will be out of this world.

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So disappointed! only 9 million, expect 99 million. Apple is doomed! Should Short APPL and buy it back at $99

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A bit of apples and oranges if you compare 5s+5c to previous year 5. Should have compared to 5+4s

 

Still a mighty achievement.

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Coupled with news that they sold about 3.5:1 ratio of 5S:5C, to appease the naysayers that the 5C sales shouldn't count being internally equivalent to a 5, that still amounts to about 7 million 5S units, outpacing 5's 5 million, and up against self-competition from the 5C and stiffer premium-market competition from the Lumia and Moto X that weren't as strong (or weren't around at all) last year.

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Boom!

Apple just screwed Samsung, Google and Android. The high-end smartphone is saturated my ass...
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Way to go, Tim.

 

Can he deliver, or can he deliver?

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A bit of apples and oranges if you compare 5s+5c to previous year 5. Should have compared to 5+4s

Still a mighty achievement.
But I thought everyone was saying the 5C is a flop and not selling?
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A bit of apples and oranges if you compare 5s+5c to previous year 5. Should have compared to 5+4s

Still a mighty achievement.

Apple didn't announce 4S figures last year. They were probably no higher on launch weekend than any other time in the quarter, so you can likely figure out how many were sold in 3 days. Probably not nearly enough to significantly change the comparison.
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I am so touching !!
Edited by crazy_mac_lover - 9/23/13 at 7:10am
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I think this is the first iPhone sales announcement where they mentioned the number of iOS devices running the new software. 200 million. Fastest software upgrade in history. Not bad for software that s supposedly the worst thing ever designed in the history of software. 1biggrin.gif
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9 MILLION!!!! No freaking way. When the new iPhones were announced all the tech pundits said Apple would be lucky to sell just a few million iPhones because they were just last year's models rehashed with minor upgrades. 9 EFFING MILLION!!! WOW! Apple just delayed its doom for another quarter. Maybe... but unfortunately next year Wall Street will want Apple to sell 12 million iPhones over a weekend or else investor fears will return.

That announcement should send up Apple stock about $5 a share.
/s

And to Peter Misek of Jefferies... FU, you manipulating prick.
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Breaking all the rules!!! Way to go Apple!!!
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My 5S gold arrives 5-7 days earlier than originally promised! Now, that's execution: underpromise, overdeliver.

Add: Stock up $30 pre-market. Yikes.
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 Not bad for software that s supposedly the worst thing ever designed in the history of software. 1biggrin.gif

 

Yep.

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OMG that is horible ! 9 divied between two phones is 4,5 million ! Less than 5 million for single iPhone 5 ! Apple is doomed !
Samsung sold over 10 000 000 of a single phone !!! Lovering stock by 50 eh no, by 100 $.

/sarcasm
/irony
/Wall Street analyst
post #33 of 219

Fantastic.

 

They still have a huge growth margin in the high end, especially with a bigger screen.

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I guess price doesn't matter...well maybe just a little! Lol

 

Ahhh, someone has perhaps learned a lesson in this. Yes, Grasshopper, there are more important things in life than money!

Daniel Swanson

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Coupled with news that they sold about 3.5:1 ratio of 5S:5C, to appease the naysayers that the 5C sales shouldn't count being internally equivalent to a 5, that still amounts to about 7 million 5S units, outpacing 5's 5 million, and up against self-competition from the 5C and stiffer premium-market competition from the Lumia and Moto X that weren't as strong (or weren't around at all) last year.

Those ratios are in store sales and don't take into account online preorder sales available only to the 5C. That said, the 5S offers lots more for just $100.
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But I thought everyone was saying the 5C is a flop and not selling?

 

Using the ratio 3.4, that's 2.647M 5Cs sold--almost 1M/day. And the sales have only begun.

Daniel Swanson

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We all should be throwing this in the faces of those analysis who have no clue what they are talking about. But keep in mind those analysis just made their investors $50 a share in the last few weeks since we all know the companies they worked for sold the week before the announcements and then the puppet analysis came out and delivered the bad news and drove the stock down 50 points and you know their companies bought back in last week. They will be selling the next since puppy analysis will come out and say more bad things.

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Too many iPhones sold. They have nowhere to go but down. Apple is doomed.

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I predicted 7-8 MM. This is fantastic. So much for the "5C is too expensive" crowd. Of course they will switch their tunes to the "imagine if the 5C was $50 cheaper..." Crowd.
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Didn't Ming predict 7-9 million? Again he proves more reliable than the rest if the analysts.

9 million...insane. Can't wait for mine to get here (Thursday!)
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