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Apple marks a new record, 9 million iPhone 5s, 5c sold in first three days

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Apple has finally revealed its sales figures covering its newly released iPhones yesterday – over 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c have been sold within the first three days of going on sale marking the September 20 launch as Apple’s most successful ever. Following the news, Apple shares were seen trading 5 percent up at $493.47.

“In addition, more than 200 million iOS devices are now running the completely redesigned iOS 7, making it the fastest software upgrade in history,” said Apple. Demand for iPhone 5s has outdone the initial supply while many online orders are also scheduled to be shipped in the upcoming weeks, the company said.

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, in a statement, said “This is our best iPhone launch yet. More than 9 million new iPhones sold — a new record for first weekend sales”. Apple’s iPhone5 sold more than 5 million units in the first three days of its launch last year.

Apple did not reveal separate sales figures for the iPhone 5s and 5c models. The 5s model which features touch ID is available in the market starting at $199 for the 16GB model on 2 years contract from various US carriers. The less expensive and affordable iPhone 5c is available in an array of bright colors and has been priced at $99 for the 16GB model and $199 for the 32GB model on two year’s contract.

Apple has initially released its iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in Australia, China, France, Japan, Puerto Rico, Canada, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, U.S and U.K. Apple, in a regulatory filing has said that the company expects its fourth fiscal quarter revenue to be at the high end of previously estimated revenue range of $34 billion to $37 billion.