Apple Sells 9 Million New iPhones in Most Successful Launch Yet
If there was any doubt whether Apple's iPhone remains a popular item, all anyone had to do was look at the sales numbers for the first weekend of availability of the new iPhone 5S and 5C.
Apple said it sold 9 million units of the new iPhone 5 models, which went on sale Friday, Sept. 20. Apple did not break down sales between the two models, but said it had sold out of its initial supply of iPhone 5S units.
There's been a lot of hand-wringing about the future of the iPhone in the last year as sales of Android-based smartphones accelerate. But as sales of the new iPhone models show, the demand for Apple's smartphones is still very much there.