Apple did not release official details on how many iPhone 5S devices and how many iPhone 5C devices it sold. But market research firm Localytics estimates that Apple moved 3.4 times more 5S devices than iPhone 5C handhelds. Localytics’s data seems legit, too; it’s based on the firm’s information on more than 20 million unique iPhones tracked through applications and customers.
It makes sense that the iPhone 5S vastly outsold the 5C, because the people most likely to run out to buy new phones on launch weekend are the people who want the latest and greatest, not necessarily the latest and not greatest.
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