Apple sells record 9 m new iPhones in 3 days
Apple on Monday said it sold a record 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models three days after they were launched on September 20.
"In addition, more than 200 million iOS devices are now running the completely redesigned iOS 7, making it the fastest software upgrade in history," Apple said in a statement, referring to its latest mobile operating system.
Demand for the iPhone 5s has exceeded the initial supply and many online orders are scheduled to be shipped in the coming weeks, it said.
"This is our best iPhone launch yet. More than 9 million new iPhones sold -- a new record for first weekend sales," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in the statement.
The iPhone 5, the earlier model, sold over 5 million units in the first three days after its release last September. Also, more than 100 million iOS devices had been updated with iOS 6 during the period.