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Data from Localytics shows that the iPhone 5s appears to be outselling the iPhone 5c by a factor of 3.4. The data is based on examining web analytics from 20M unique iPhone connections to mobile and web apps between launch and 8pm last night.

In less than 3 days, the iPhone 5s and 5c combined now represent about 1.36% of the total numbers of all iPhones activated in the U.S. market across the top 4 carriers AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile. From the data we are seeing, 1.05% of all iPhones in the United States are now iPhone 5s and just 0.31% are iPhone 5c.

This pattern is unlikely to be maintained in the longer-term: as the higher-end device, the 5s was always going to attract more of the type of people who have to have it now. The 5c, as more of a mass-market device, will likely see initial adoption spread out over a longer timescale.

AT&T appears to have picked up the lion’s share of sales, with Verizon a close-ish second.

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Similar data from Mixpanel shows that iOS 7 overtook iOS 6 over the weekend.

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Via TechCrunch

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4 Responses to “iPhone 5s more than three times as popular as the 5c; iOS 7 overtakes iOS 6”

  1. I guess this means all the naysayers will go underground.

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  2. This is hardly surprising. The 5c is the middle model in their lineup. They didn’t introduce the 5c so that it would outsell 5s.

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  3. I think iPhone 5c price will drop in some time to boost sales, because iPhone 5s production is limited.

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  4. I’m not surprised by this. The 5C isn’t priced such that I would expect it to keep pace with the 5S. It’s not much cheaper and personally I think what it lacks compared to the 5S in addition to having a cheaper exterior build doesn’t make it worth it, not if I’m already in that price range.

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