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.


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.


  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.


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


  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.