Apple iPhone 5s vs 5c on launch weekend: flagship outsells plastic by a factor of three
0. phoneArena 23 Sep 2013, 07:27 posted on
Research firm Localytics tracked data from 20 million unique iPhone IDs over the first weekend of availability for the new Apple crop, and it turned out that the flagship iPhone 5s is three times more popular than the cheaper iPhone 5c. This more or less jibes the results of our own poll put up before the two devices went on sale, where 80% of more than 3000 respondents said they'd get the 5s...
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1. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1144; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
If they priced 5C right, then it would've resulted in better results.
2. Tazer2365 (Posts: 51; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
It still sold well. The iPhone 5C probably sold what Nokia's phones sell in a year.
7. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3447; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Are you sure? Nokia is still second in sales after Sammy, so 5c will beat all Nokia phones alone? Go home you are drunk...
15. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I doubt price is the primary factor. The 5C establishes a new segment - as in C (heap). Cheap can mean something other than lower priced. I wonder how sales of existing iP5 phones are going? VZW is selling the 16Gb iP5 for $99 with a 2 year contract. From all I have seen, the 5C and 5 are functionally exactly the same. The 5C is plastic, while the 5 looks very similar to the 5S.
I wonder how many iP5 were sold during the same period?
Something tells me the used market for the iP5 in excellent condition is going to be more of a sellers market than in times past.
3. Finalflash (Posts: 2100; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Yay, Apple loyal fans shafted again. Being strong armed into buying the higher margin product and still supporting such a company is ridiculous. How many times has it been now that they have done this crap. First withholding features from older phones that can run it with ease (wifi tethering on 3gs, siri on 4, maps on 4), now with actual hardware shafting (screw over the iPhone 5 and sell it for the same price and then release marginal upgrade that's for the same price as last years model). The vast majority of people supporting this kind of behaviour have to have some sort of psychological issue. I guess it goes to show the power of marketing and branding, being able to get people to blindly follow you to their own detriment and then being praised for it.
8. volcano321 (Posts: 20; Member since: 08 Aug 2013)
No, it just means that Apple designed it just right. With enough improvements to maintain the status quo. Anything more would be dumb. They're a business and this looks like great business to me.
4. bubbadoes (Posts: 567; Member since: 03 May 2012)
Daaaahhhh! I just cant get over the 64 bit architecture...talk about putting the cart before the horse.
9. darkkjedii (Posts: 14768; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I'm glad I was able to get the 3 my family wanted. Sad we couldn't get gold though, hopefully they'll arrive during the buyers remorse period.
10. rallyguy (Posts: 614; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
Well if the ratio was the other way Apple would be filling their pants. Any company wants their higher priced item to sell better.
11. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 560; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
i actually prefer the 5c, probably because it looks like a Lumia....: )
14. SonyPS4 (Posts: 303; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Iphone 5c is overpriced, plastic and ugly. If I want to shift to iOS I rather spend bit more and get Iphone 5s