iPhone 5S, 5C Sales Smash Record

Customers buy 9M on first weekend

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 23, 2013 9:06 AM CDT

(Newser) – Apple's new iPhones went on sale this weekend, and it seems customers were plenty ready: They picked up more than 9 million units of the 5S and 5C, a record for the first weekend of sales, the company notes. "This is our best iPhone launch yet," CEO Tim Cook says in a press release, via Business Insider. The site notes that sales might have been even higher had more units been available: Apple nearly sold out of the phones this weekend, but retailers are still getting regular shipments, the company says. Some 5 million units of the original iPhone 5 were sold on its opening weekend, the Verge notes.

The second customer in line, Jesse Green, age 15, makes one of several jumps he repeatedly performed holding a boxed iPhone 5S upon leaving an Apple Store London, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.   (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Apple sales associates cheer customers waiting in line for the latest versions of the iPhone at an Apple Store in Glendale, Calif., Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Customers pose for photos with units of the new iPhone 5S bought during the opening day of sales in Glendale, Calif., Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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