Apple's sales of new iPhones off to fast start

2013-09-23T16:40:00Z 2013-09-23T16:47:08Z Apple's sales of new iPhones off to fast startThe Associated Press The Associated Press
September 23, 2013 4:40 pm  • 

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. said Monday that it sold 9 million units of its top-of-the-line iPhone 5S and less-expensive iPhone 5C during their first three days on sale.

That trounced the performance of last year's model, the iPhone 5, which sold 5 million units in its opening weekend.

The iPhone 5S and 5C's quick start also surpassed analyst forecasts that predicted Apple would sell somewhere from 6 million to 8 million models during the first weekend.

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