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| September 23, 2013
Apple Announces Its First Weekend iPhone Sales: Best Launch To Date
Apple has announced its first weekend iPhone sales, and the news is impressive. Combined sales of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c have topped 9 million, the Cupertino, Calif. company notes, and more than 200 million iDevices are now running iOS 7, making it the fastest software upgrade in history. Chief executive officer Tim Cook said:
This is our best iPhone launch yet―more than nine million new iPhones sold―a new record for first weekend sales. 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.Indeed, iPhone 5s handsets sold out internationally in both Apple Retail Stores and Apple Online Stores not long after the seventh-generation smartphone launched on Friday, Sept. 20. The gold model appears to be the most popular iPhone 5s, followed by the white model, and then the "Space Gray" handset. Though Apple hasn't confirmed the news, it also appears that the iPhone 5s outsold the iPhone 5c by a factor of around 3.4. In addition, Apple announced that its iTunes Radio service has so far served more than 11 million unique listeners, with the most listened to track being Drake's "Hold On, We’re Going Home." Did you get hold of an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c last weekend? See also: Booking.com Hotel Reservation App Updated With New Wish List Feature On iOS, Shelf Control: How To Easily Define Words And Download Multiple Dictionaries In iOS 7, and Apple's iPhone 5s Is Three Times More Popular Than The iPhone 5c.