Apple sets new record: 9 million iPhone 5s and 5c sold, iOS 7 'fastest software upgrade in history'

Apple sets new record: 9 million iPhone 5s and 5c sold, iOS 7 'fastest software upgrade in history'
Apple just went on record, announcing the traditional launch weekend sales report of the new iPhone model. This year it combines both the flagship iPhone 5s with Touch ID fingerprint sensor and new camera mojo, as well as the flashy plastic iPhone 5c, which sells for twice less on contract.

This time Cupertino broke its own sales record by a huge margin, reporting that it moved 9 million of the handsets, most of those since Friday. The previous record was, you guessed it, the iPhone 5 last year, with 5 million of those sold in the first three days after launch. 

Now, we have to account that this time Apple is selling two models at various price points, but judging from the 3:1 activation ratio numbers that Localytics just posted, the iPhone 5s should have sold about 7 million, while the 5c chips in with roughly 2 million units.

Apple's shares are up to 6% premarket, and the folks at Cupertino also reported that over 200 million devices are already running iOS 7, "making it the fastest software upgrade in history". 

Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, who personally was meeting and greeting people buying the new iPhones at the Palo Lato store over the weekend, did a little song and dance:



source: Apple

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