Apple announced that they sold 9 million iPhones over the weekend, but they didn’t break the sales down by model. However, analytics firm Localytics has shared some data on usage, and it shows that in the U.S. the iPhone 5s is being used 3.4 times as often as the iPhone 5c.
Localytics, via MacRumors:
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. That means that the iPhone 5s outshines the 5c by a factor of 3.4x, a clear indicator that the early adopters are favoring the high-end 5s compared to 5c.
International data is similar, with 5s usage leading 5c usage by 3.7x, with some countries such as Japan seeing ratios as high as 5x.
While Apple has had a good supply of the iPhone 5c available both online and in stores, the iPhone 5s has seen shortages, with online orders through their website showing shipping times of October. However, it was reported this morning that you can now check the availability of iPhone 5s models online, and reserve one for pickup in-store at your local Apple Store.