We knew the hi-tech iPhone 5S would be popular- but dayum!
Apple has found sales of the next step in smart phone technology to be golden delicious- they've already sold over NINE MILLION units in the first weekend alone! And a lot of that was in the first 30 minutes!
CEO Tim Cook couldn't be happier with the launch. He says:
"This is our best iPhone launch yet — more than 9 million new iPhones sold — a new record for first weekend sales. The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible. And while we’ve sold out of our initial supply of iPhone 5S's, stores continue to receive new iPhone shipments regularly. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone."
What was the previous record? The iPhone 5 launched with only 5 million units sold. That's an increase of 80% over last year's debut!
It wasn't just a surprise to us- Wall Street analysts expected 5-8 million, so they were caught off guard by the success as well! Apple's stock rose 6% before the market even opened!
They should change their name to Green Apple! LOLz!
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