Apple iPhone 5S Outselling iPhone 5C By Double
When Apple introduced the iPhone 5c, the large consensus seemed to be that the newer, low-priced and colorful iPhone might outsell the more expensive iPhone 5s thanks to price alone. That isn’t the case, however, according to new research recently published by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. The firm found that consumers are still flocking to the more powerful, and more expensive, iPhone 5s by a large margin.
64 per cent of all iPhone sales in September were people snapping up the high-end Apple iPhone 5S, according to figures from CIRP.
That’s compared to just 27 per cent for the Apple iPhone 5C, with the cheaper Apple iPhone 4S making up the remaining 9 per cent of all iPhone purchases last month.
CIRP also found that the iPhone 5C is still selling better than the Apple iPhone 4S did last year when it was demoted following the launch of the iPhone 5. While the device accounts for 27% of iPhone sales in late September, the Apple iPhone 4s only made up 23% of sales in October 2012.
Despite the iPhone 5S outselling the iPhone 5C, which is as predicted, the iPhone 5C as shown by the data is still an incredibly sought after device, of which Apple will undoubtedly sell millions of.
The figures are particularly noteworthy considering it’s still hard to find specific iPhone 5s models. The gold version, for example, is still on super limited and short supply. In New York City, the white and black 16GB options are still easiest to find, even though the 32GB iPhone 5c is in stock at nearly every retailer.