Following the release of the iPhone 5S and 5C on Friday, Apple clocked up 9 million iPhone sales over their first weekend of availability. The mammoth sales figures will go a long way in quelling fears that consumers have fallen out of love with Apple’s iPhone range, instead favouring larger Android devices made by the likes of Samsung.
There was speculation Apple were having supply problems with its new iPhone 5S model, following the decision to not allow consumers to preorder their new flagship smartphone. The inability to preorder the device resulted in massive queues forming outside Apple stores the world over in advance of its release, with people hoping to pick up the highly anticipated device as soon as it became available.
Although Apple has not indicated how many of the devices sold were of the 5S or 5C variety, their combined 9 million in sales on their opening weekend is a new record for Apple. Along with the announcement that over 200 million devices are now running iOS 7, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, things are looking very promising for the tech giant.