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

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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