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

in iPhone edited January 2014
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.


"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.

Apple Store iPhone launch 2013

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.


  • Reply 1 of 219
    Doomed, I tell you.
  • Reply 2 of 219
    Way to go, Apple!

    And, take that, you maroon analysts.....
  • Reply 3 of 219
    hydrhydr Posts: 146member
    Out of the park! Bravo Tim Cook!

    Best wishes,
    long-term investor and Apple follower!
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  • Reply 5 of 219
    [quote]...proved to be the most successful smartphone debut ever for Apple.[/quote]

    or for anyone else in the known universe for that matter.
  • Reply 6 of 219
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,992member


  • Reply 7 of 219
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    And the stock is up $17 pre market. :lol:
  • Reply 7 of 219

    I don't believe it and only Wall Street is always right!

  • Reply 9 of 219
    Just 9 million? Apple is doomed! /s
  • Reply 10 of 219
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    [SIZE=7]Boom Baby![/SIZE]
  • Reply 11 of 219
    "Grotesquely low" inventory, eh?
  • Reply 12 of 219
    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!!
  • Reply 12 of 219
    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.
  • Reply 14 of 219
    I guess price doesn't matter...well maybe just a little! Lol
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    hydrhydr Posts: 146member

    Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post

    And the stock is up $17 pre market. image


    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.

  • Reply 16 of 219

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

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    mauszmausz Posts: 243member

    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.

  • Reply 18 of 219

    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.

  • Reply 19 of 219

    Apple just screwed Samsung, Google and Android. The high-end smartphone is saturated my ass...
  • Reply 20 of 219

    Way to go, Tim.


    Can he deliver, or can he deliver?

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