Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, has announced that new iPhones sold almost twice as good as the previous model during the first weekend.
Apple revealed that 9 million of new Cupertino-made iPhones were sold during the launch weekend. This topped last year result of 5 million registered by iPhone 5. Tim Cook said that this was their best iPhone launch yet. Truth to be told, the demand was so high that people who ordered those phones online may have to wait couple of weeks more before they will get their new Apple device.
The release in the UK was also quite satisfactory as operators and retailers allegedly say that new iPhones are selling well and probably they will be out of stock soon. This is good news for Apple, as initially pre-orders on iPhone 5C were lower than expected. However, we should remember that iPhone 5 was also quite positively received last year, but as time passed it started losing to Android smartphones.
Meanwhile, last week we also had the launch of iOS 7 (which come pre-installed in new iPhones) that was also a record-breaking event as Apple reported couple of days ago that it had 200 million devices running on the new operating system – a record for software upgrade launch.