iPhone 5S sales exceed those of iPhone 5C by 3.4x during launch weekend

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Analytics data gathered by Localytics shows that the iPhone 5S is three times more popular compared to the iPhone 5C in the U.S., and the figures were even five times higher in Japan.

The report reads: “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.”

It is also worth considering that the iPhone 5C was available for pre-order, whereas the iPhone 5S began to be marketed only last Friday, September 20.

The data are based on web analytics of about 20 million unique connections of the iPhone to mobile apps and web between the launch of two devices between September 20 and 22.