The New iPhone Sells Out Opening Weekend

Many Apple fans waited in line for hours for the chance to buy the new iPhone 5S and 5C models that were introduced to the public on September 18th. Traditionally, Apple has been releasing a new model nearly every year while allowing customers the option of buying a new phone or downloading the upgrades to an existing phone. It has been reported that Apple sold 9 million 5S and 5C models in its opening weekend, and in the five days since iOS 7 (the new update) has been available, 200 million customers have downloaded the upgrade to their existing phones. Most stores are sold out and only taking orders expected to arrive in October. Yes, the demand is so high that orders will not be shipped until the following month.

What’s the difference between the 5S and the 5C? Well, for starters there’s the price. The 5C starts at $99 while the 5S starts at $199 with a contract. Price increases as memory space increases. Another distinction is the way the phone looks. The 5C comes in five new colors, an upgrade to the classic black and white iPhone. Given the low price and new colors, Apple expected the 5C to be the bigger seller this round. Interestingly enough it’s the 5S that is out of stock. Perhaps its due to the new touch ID that scans a user’s fingerprint to unlock the phone. Cool, right?

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