Apple announced that record-breaking sales of over 9 million iPhone’s ( combined sales for iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C ) where sold on the weekend iPhone launch. However the relative sales of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c was not revealed.
So which among the two new iPhone is more popular among people? Analytics firm Localytics has, shared some data on usage, revealing that among U.S. users the iPhone 5s is being seen 3.4 times as often as the iPhone 5C. It shows that people are more interested with the iPhone 5S having the new fingerprint lock than the cheaper, plastic iPhone 5C.
The refreshed iPhone 5S shipment date slipped to October hours after the orders went live online, with the gold iPhone selling out within 30 minutes of launch. The retail stores also quickly lost stock for iPhone 5S. Gold and silver iPhone 5s models have been in particularly short supply, with even Apple’s own retail stores having almost no supply of those devices on launch day.
According to Localytics, international data shows a similar pattern, with iPhone 5S usage outpacing that of the iPhone 5C by 3.7x. The data was collected by examining over 20 million iPhone’s tracked during the first three days of launch from 20th September to 22nd September. The firm also collected the data for various US carriers, where AT&T saw the highest adoption rates for iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, followed by Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile.
However we would be probably having a change to this trend, as a more number of budget conscious purchase will improve the iPhone 5C sales as they are much cheaper and are eligible for upgrade.