News by Andrew Kameka on Monday September 23, 2013.
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In the least surprising news of the week, Apple has announced that it sold more than 9 million iPhones over the weekend, continuing a streak of breaking records for iPhones sold in an opening weekend of availability. Apple's iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S launches combined to sell the record number of devices in a three day period. The international rollout in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Singapore topped the 5 million sales of the iPhone 5 released last year.
The introduction of a second new iPhone model predictably raised the number of sales Apple managed to report. The repackaging of the iPhone 5 into a new body with new colors and a lower on-contract price made the iPhone 5C a strong seller. Apple states that the numbers will rise soon as customers who ordered an iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C online will receive their purchases in a few weeks.
More than 200 million iOS devices are now running iOS 7, which prompted Apple to call this the "fastest software upgrade in history." It took Apple nearly a month last year to announce that iOS 6 had reached its 200 millionth update. The same number of devices have been upgraded since iOS 7 launched last Thursday.source: Apple
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