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Cupertino based technology major, Apple on Monday announced that company has accounted record breaking sales of its newly launched smartphones- one premium iPhone 5S and cheaper iPhone 5C.

Apple first began selling two iPhones on 20 September in 11 major markets- US, Canada, Australia, UK, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Singapore, and Puerto Rico. Within three days, the combined sales of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C crossed 9 million. Even though Apple failed to give the break down of shipment numbers of these two devices, the company did account sales that was much above of what market analysts had predicted. The numbers are almost double as compared to the iPhone 5 sales (5 million plus) recorded last year.

Buoyed by the record sales figure, Apple stock value jumped to $490.64, up $23.23 (close to 5-percent) at the end of Monday, reported Wall Street Journal.

It has to be noted the soaring sales can be attributed to the fact the Apple for the first time has included China in its fold to launch its handsets among its privileged developed markets in the phase-one of the company release plan.  

"This is our best iPhone launch yet-more than nine million new iPhones sold-a new record for first weekend sales," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO.

"The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and while we've sold out of our initial supply of iPhone 5s, stores continue to receive new iPhone shipments regularly. We appreciate everyone's patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone."

In addition to iPhone sales, Apple also announced that the new iOS v7.0, which was released on 18 September for free download, is now being run on more than 200 million devices (iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch) making it the fastest software upgrade in history.

Despite recording huge sales figure, the Cupertino company is still tight lipped about the next launch phase of iPhones in Tier-2 markets like India and Middle East.

Key specifications of Apple's premium iPhone 5S and Low-cost 'iPhone 5C':


Apple iPhone 5S

Apple iPhone 5C


4.0-inch widescreen retina display with 1136x640p resolutions having pixel density having 326 ppi (pixels per inch) 

4.0-inch widescreen retina display with 1136x640p resolutions having pixel density having 326 ppi (pixels per inch) 


iOS 7

iOS 7


Next generation 64-bit Apple A7 processor (up to twice faster than the previous generation chipset), and M7 motion co-processor

Dual-core Apple A6 processor


16GB, 32GB and 64GB

16GB and 32GB


8.0-megapixel camera with Dual-LED flash support called as True Tone, f/2.2 aperture, full HD video recording, 3X zoom

Front: 1.2-megapixel camera, HD 720p video recording

Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with LED flash support, full HD video recording, f/2.4 aperture, 3X zoom

Front:1.2-megapixel camera, HD 720p video recording,


Talk time: up to 10 hours (3G)

Standby time: close to 250 hours

Talk time: up to 10 hours (3G)

Standby time: close to 250 hours


3G and 4G-LTE (in select markets)

3G and 4G-LTE (in select markets)


Finger-print scanner on Home button, improved voice-search feature Siri, NFC, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz & 5GHz), Bluetooth v4.0,A-GPS, GLONASS, digital compass

Siri, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n , 2.4GHz & 5GHz ), Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, digital compass tough plastic polycarbonate shell with multiple colour options, 3.5 mm audio port, lightning port


123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm


112 g

132 g

Colour options

Gold, Silver and Space Grey

Will come in White, Blue, Pink, Yellow and Green


16GB-$199(₹12,700),32GB- $299(₹19,000) and 64GB- $399(₹25,500) with two-year contract, whereas unlocked variants will sold for $649 (₹41,600), $749(₹48,000) and respectively $849 (₹54,500) respectively

$99(₹6,300) and $199 (₹12,700) with contract ), whereas SIM-free variants will cost-$549 (₹35,200) and $649 (₹41,600) respectively

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