Tim Cook Was Right: Apple’s iPhone 5S Outsold iPhone 5C
During Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) third quarter earnings call in July, CEO Tim Cook stated that, “I don’t subscribe to the common view that the higher end if you will of the smartphone market is at its peak. I don’t believe that but we will see and we will report our result as we go along.”
It now appears that the Cook’s prescient perspective was correct. Not only did Apple sell a record-breaking nine million new iPhones over the opening weekend, it sold more of the expensive iPhone 5S models than it did of the lower-cost iPhone 5C.
According to data from mobile app analytics firm Localytics, Apple’s iPhone 5S was 3.4 times more popular than the iPhone 5C in the U.S. For this study, Localytics examined all active iPhone models from September 20 until September 22. It found that 1.05 percent of all U.S. iPhones were the iPhone 5S models, while only 0.31 percent were iPhone 5C models.