Apple sets record with weekend sales of iPhone 5S and 5C
Posted by MojoBistro News | 9/23/2013 | Category: Smartphones
In the wake of Apple's less than successful past year, which saw shares slump by a third, investors were anxious to see how successful Apple's new iPhone launch weekend would prove to be. With analysts forecasting sales anywhere from 6 to 8 million, long lines and stories of sold out models at the flagship store seemed to put Apple on track to meet or exceed it's previous opening weekend record set last year with the introduction of the iPhone 5. Don't miss USA Today's article by Alistair Barr for more information on the importance of Apple's weekend performance.
Recent reports point to a combined total of 9 million iPhone 5S and 5C sold over the first weekend. Already, Apply has sold out of its initial stock of the iPhone 5S, with the gold version proving to be most popular. While Apple's post-sale press release did not reveal the breakdown of sales between the two offerings, analytics firm Localytics has estimated that sales of the 5S far outsold that of the 5C. With positive news coming from opening weekend, Apple's company stock has gone up over 6 percent. The Verge's Aaron Souppouris has all the details on Apple's opening weekend. Make sure to check it out!