Sam Thielman, reporting for The Guardian:
Enthusiasm in China drove sales of Apple’s latest iPhone to a
record 13m units last weekend, topping last year’s record of 10m,
when the manufacturer’s popular phone was held up in China by
regulators. Analysts put sales in China at between 3m and 4m
units, leaving sales elsewhere essentially flat year-over-year.
I had forgotten about the delay in China last year — that clearly explains a lot of the opening weekend bump. Worth noting though, that the iPhone 5S (and 5C) were available in China for opening weekend two years ago, and the total was “only” a then-record 9 million.
★ Tuesday, 29 September 2015