Apple defies critics with 9 million iPhones sold

Apple defies critics with 9 million iPhones sold

Apple has announced it has sold nine million new iPhones in the last three days, breaking its own opening weekend sales record.

The American mobile producer almost doubled its 2012 record, when it sold five million iPhone 5 devices.

HumanIPO reported earlier this month Apple had launched its iPhone 5s, 5c and new iOS 7 operating system, and the new devices went on sale on Friday.

“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,” Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive officer (CEO), said in a statement.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone.”

Apple did not provide a breakdown of what proportion of the new devices sold were iPhone 5s and 5c.

Mixpanel, a mobile analytics company, did provide data however which showed the proportion as 2:1 in favour of the iPhone 5s – the more expensive device.

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