Apple Reports Record-Breaking Weekend iPhone 5c, 5s Sales Numbers

Today Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) announced it sold 9 million 5s and 5c iPhones in their first weekend on sale, nearly double the 5 million it sold last year over the iPhone 5's release weekend.

"This is our best iPhone launch yet," Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, was quoted as saying.

In fact, Apple said, the demand for the top-of-the-line iPhone 5s surpassed the initial supply, and many of the online orders are not expected to ship until the coming weeks. Cook also added in the press release, "The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and while we've sold out of our initial supply of iPhone 5s, stores continue to receive new iPhone shipments regularly."

In addition to the record-breaking sales numbers, Apple also added that more than 200 million devices run Apple's newest operating system, iOS 7. This also marks a record, as it was the fastest software upgrade in the company's history.

Both the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c feature iOS 7. The iPhone 5s comes in gold, silver, and "space gray" and starts at a suggested retail price of $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 32GB model, and $399 for the 64GB model. The iPhone 5c comes in blue, green, pink, yellow, and white and starts at a suggested retail price of $99 for the 16GB model and $199 for the 32GB model.

While Apple's has fallen more 7% in the last month, at the time of writing Monday morning it is up 6% pre-market. In an SEC filing dated today, Apple said it expects total company revenue for the fourth fiscal quarter to be near the high end of the previously provided range of $34 billion to $37 billion, and expects gross margin to be near the high end of the previously provided range of 36% to 37%.

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  • Report this Comment On September 23, 2013, at 10:19 AM, Cuftbll wrote:

    Probably going to a slow day for you guys today. Not sure you guys can even spin this negative. 9 million and 200 million is out of this world incredible!

    I guess Tim Cook knows what he is doing.

  • Report this Comment On September 23, 2013, at 10:43 AM, OceanJackson wrote:

    Jony Ive deserves about a $1 Billion bonus.

  • Report this Comment On September 23, 2013, at 10:48 AM, KombatKarl wrote:

    Yawn. Android has over a million new activations every day, not for one weekend a year. Market share doesn't lie.

  • Report this Comment On September 23, 2013, at 11:22 AM, Jaybones21 wrote:

    Thats great news for Apple! I feel it was to be expected.

    Prob all the people who had to wait 2yrs to get rid of their Android. Realizing that the iPhone is just a better phone and switched back over.

  • Report this Comment On September 23, 2013, at 1:38 PM, SunDevilDon wrote:

    These prices are true for only for phones whose true prices are subsidized by a telco. That means you'll be locked into a 2 year contract with that telco. The unlocked prices are way, way higher. Google "unlocked iPhone 5s" for example.

  • Report this Comment On September 23, 2013, at 1:44 PM, SunDevilDon wrote:

    Oops, forgot to add ... long AAPL. :-)

  • Report this Comment On September 23, 2013, at 6:31 PM, Fabin81 wrote:

    and i only have 3 shares... which i picked up at 550... i always buy high... lol

  • Report this Comment On September 24, 2013, at 4:52 AM, CraigWPowell wrote:

    What counts is the bottom line: revenues and the margins. May be iOS7 will lead to the margins grow.

    Last year AAPL stock price chart was in in a good agreement with the margins changes( see the signals on the chart):

    /Apple-stock-forecast-12-months-predictions

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