Apple today announced it has sold a record-breaking nine million new iPhone5s and iPhone5c models, just three days after the launch of the new iPhones on September 20. In addition, more than 200 million iOS devices are now running the completely redesigned iOS 7, making it the fastest software upgrade in history.
Both iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are available in the
Canada, China, France,
Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore
and the UK.
Demand for iPhone 5s has exceeded the initial supply, and many online orders
are scheduled to be shipped in the coming weeks.
"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."
This is much better than analysts expected. Analysts were forecasting 5 million at the low end, and 7.75 million at the high end, according to Business Insider.
The stock is up 6% on the news.
Every customer who buys an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c at an Apple retail store will be offered free Personal Setup service, helping them customize their iPhone by setting up email, showing them new apps from the App Store and more, so they'll be up and running with their new iPhone before they leave the store.
In the US, the new iPhones are available through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, select Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and Walmart stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.