As you know, Apple started selling their new iPhone 5S and 5C last week, with as much fandom as ever. The company is now reporting over 9 million units have been sold in the first weekend of sales. The number is the combination of both iPhone’s and Apples not giving any breakdown on which phone sold better. The number would be more impressive if Apple only had one phone, but now they are offering two new phones at the same time. As vague as the number is, investors don’t care as Apple’s stock price is up 6% this morning.
Now, consider that Apple sold 5 million iPhone 5’s last year, and they sold 9 million between two new phones. We have to consider that Apple did not break their record from last year, and advertising the 9 million is to offset the lower sale numbers. I’m not trying to dismiss the number completely, however I’m saying that this time Apple has not bet any records. You’ll have to be the judge of which phone sold more, or if it was a close tie between the 5S and the 5C.
No matter how you look at it, Apple still had an amazing launch weekend for its two new phones. The stock prices reflect the good numbers, and so far, everyone is happy, except the Android fanboys. We can argue on the numbers and dispute whether or not the launch was successful based on this 9 million, but Apple is still Apple. This means that no matter what, it’s a successful run, and hundreds of thousands of people lined up for iPhones outside stores. Tell us if you waited hours for an iPhone, or if you got your new phone another way.