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iPhone 5C and 5S predicted to sell 8million units launch weekend

Sam Loveridge by

iPhone 5S and iPHone 5C
iPhone 5S and iPHone 5C

Analysts predict that up to 8 million units of the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S will be sold over the launch weekend.

In just two days, Apple could see sales of its new iPhone duo reach figures of 8 million units, with the iPhone 5C accounting for the majority of that figure.

Apple hasn’t revealed any official figures for iPhone 5C pre-orders and opted to offer no pre-order system for the iPhone 5S.

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at KGI, has suggested Apple has kept pre-order figures quiet to hide them from competitors rather than the silence being an indicator of poor numbers.

Kuo indicated in a note to investors that the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C sales over this weekend will fall somewhere in the region of 6 to 8 million units.

This figure will surpass the 5 million unit sale figure achieved by the iPhone 5 last year.

Apple’s plastic bodied iPhone 5C will account for 55 to 65 per cent of this weekend’s sales, while the iPhone 5S will lag behind somewhere between 35 to 45 per cent.

The analyst believes this is down to supply constraints rather than lower demand for the flagship iPhone 5S, which now boasts a Touch ID fingerprint sensor built into the home button.

Apple is expected to release official sales figures for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C early next week, but the Cupertino company will most likely do this as a combined figure rather than individually.

Both the iPhone 5C and 5S have been scheduled for a release date this Friday, September 20. The lower cost iPhone 5C retails for £469 for the 16GB version and £549 for the 32GB model SIM-free.

The flagship iPhone 5S is priced at £549 for the 16GB model, £629 for 32GB and £709 for 64GB.

Next, read our iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C comparison.

Via: AppleInsider

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September 19, 2013, 12:08 pm

What a ridiculous comment. Apple is the one company that doesn't advertise in tech-media and doesn't give out freebies. It doesn't need to, for the time being at least. You clearly have no idea what you are talking about.


September 19, 2013, 1:11 pm

Peter is obviously trolling. However there are some strange articles that don't exactly sit together on TR nowadays regarding the new iPhone5. It seems that you are becoming more like a certain tabloid newspaper every week.
One article states "shortages could make Apple iPhone 5S 'grotesquely unavailable".
A day or so later. "iPhone 5C and 5S predicted to sell 8million units launch weekend". Not bad for a phone that's "grotesquely unavailable".
And a review strangely describes iOS7 as being "nothing for google to worry about". Odd since surely their biggest competitor launching 2 of the biggest selling phones of all time, both with this OS installed is pretty much all google do have to worry about. And in fact when opened the article pretty much fully praises iOS7.
There's just no cohession in what's posted and it seems now to be a case of writing silly sensational headlines for the fun of it.
On the subject of availability and "grotesque" shortages... I went to Apple this afternoon and the local Vodafone store. But have plentiful supply and are looking forward to tomorrow.


September 19, 2013, 2:52 pm

Hi Andrew, thanks for the great response. You do have a point. We do cover more of the "news" stories that come out around big phones simple because there's so much interest around them it would be daft for us not to. The volume may be a bit jarring but it's just that time of year - Apple launch time. We still make sure we maintain a decent level of other reviews, news and features though.

Many of the news stories we cover are reports from analysts or other industry insiders, they are not our opinions neither do we agree or disagree with the stories - we reserve that for our features and reviews. The "grotesquely unavailable" quote was from a US carrier, it was not emotive language we made up.

The headline for the iOS7 review does say there's nothing for Google to fear but that doesn't mean iOS7 isn't good. If you read the review you'll see that mainly refers to the fact that many of the additions to iOS7 are areas of functionality Android already possesses.

I also don't think there's anything wrong with trying to entice readers with engaging headlines or strap-lines, if anything i think it's become a bit of a lost art with internet headlines becoming a bit boring because they have to cater for SEO.


September 20, 2013, 12:45 pm

Thanks for the response Evan. Appreciated. I just think it lowers the tone of the site somewhat with the ever outrageous headlines. But that's just my opinion of course ;-)

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