First Weekend iPhone Sales Top Nine Million, Set New Record
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September 23, 2013

Apple announced on Monday that it has sold a record-breaking nine million new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models, just three days after the launch of the new iPhones on September 20.

In addition, Apple says that more than 200 million iOS devices are now running the completely redesigned iOS 7, making it the fastest software upgrade in history. Apple also says that demand for the iPhone 5s has exceeded the initial supply, and many online orders are scheduled to be shipped in the coming weeks.

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

Both the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are available in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK.

In the US, the new iPhones are available through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, select Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and Walmart stores, as well as through Apple Authorized Resellers.