Apple a vandut 9 milioane de iPhone 5s si iPhone 5c in weekend-ul lansarii, 200 de milioane de iDevice-uri au instalat iOS 7

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20/09/13 New iPhones launch at Apple Store

In urma cu cateva minute compania Apple a anuntat un nou record de vanzari in ceea ce priveste terminalele iPhone, dar si orice alt model de telefon mobil disponibil pe piata. Asa cum stiti cu totii, iPhone 5s si iPhone 5c sunt disponibile deja in nu mai putin de 11 tari de pe glob, compania din Cupertino punandu-le in vanzare vinerea trecuta, pe 20 septembrie. Ei bine, pe toata perioada weekend-ului care tocmai s-a incheiat, cei de la Apple au reusit sa vanda nu mai putin de 9 milioane de terminale iPhone, o cifra care depaseste cu mult estimarile analistilor si ale multora dintre noi. Cifra este cu atat mai mare cu cat anul trecut Apple reusea sa vanda „numai” 5 milioane de terminale iPhone 5 in weekend-ul lansarii si inca 2 milioane in weekend-ul lansarii din China, iar in urma cu doi ani erau vandute 4 milioane de terminale iPhone 4S in weekend-ul lansarii. Asa cum era de asteptat, cei de la Apple nu ne ofera mai multe detalii despre numarul terminalelor iPhone vandute in functie de model, deci nu stim cate din aceste 9 milioane sunt iPhone 5s si cate sunt iPhone 5c.

Oricum, iPhone 5s a fost mult mai popular decat fratele sau mai ieftin, stocurile epuizandu-se  in cateva ore in majoritatea magazinelor indiferent de versiunea de culoare, capacitatea de stocare sau de pret, care a fost mai mare in comparatie cu cel al iPhone-urilor de generatie anterioara. Cel mai repede s-au epuizat stocurile de iPhone 5s auriu, apoi cele argintii, pentru ca la urma sa ramana cele gri spatial care au fost, cel mai probabil, disponibile in numar mai mare. Tim Cook afirma ca este cea mai buna lansare de iPhone de pana acum si ca Apple a reusit sa stabileasca un nou record de vanzari. De asemenea, CEO-ul companiei americane afirma ca Apple Store-urile au ramas fara iPhone 5s pe stoc, dar ca primesc noi unitati in mod regulat si incearca sa faca fata cererii uriase. De asemenea, Cook crede ca toate cozile din fata magazinelor Apple au fost incredibile.

In comunicatul de presa transmis de catre Apple ceva mai devreme se mai regaseste o cifra importanta, care reprezinta numarul total de iOS device-uri care au facut update la noua versiune a iOS. Lansat miercuri, iOS 7 a fost instalat deja pe 200 de milioane de iOS device-uri, ceea ce inseamna ca in jur de 25% din totalul iOS device-urilor au instalata noua versiune a iOS deja. Impreuna cu cele 9 milioane de iPhone-uri vandute, Apple a reusit sa mai obtina inca o realizare remarcabila.

Practic, Apple ne demonstreaza ca reuseste in fiecare an sa vanda tot mai multe iPhone-uri si ca popularitatea acestor terminale creste tot mai mult, in detrimentul altor produse similare a caror producatori ii ataca pe cei din Cupertino, si mai ales produsele acestora, in fiecare afirmatie, spot publicitar sau ii copiaza fara niciun fel de rusine. De asemenea, trebuie sa specificam ca cifra de 9 milioane de terminale iPhone vandute este atinsa in conditiile in care China Mobile, cel mai mare operator de telefonie mobil din lume, nu vinde inca noile dispozitive.

Intregul comunicat de presa transmis de catre Apple este disponibil mai jos, iar in el veti putea vedea si ca 11 milioane de utilizatori (din Statele Unite) au accesat iTunes Radio pana acum, melodia Hold On, We’re Going Home a cantaretului Drake fiind cea mai populara.

First Weekend iPhone Sales Top Nine Million, Sets New Record

CUPERTINO, California―September 23, 2013―Apple® today announced it has sold a record-breaking nine million new iPhone® 5s and iPhone 5c models, just three days after the launch of the new iPhones 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. Both iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are available in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK. Demand for iPhone 5s has exceeded the initial supply, and many online orders are scheduled to be shipped in the coming weeks.

“This is our best iPhone launch yet―more than nine million new iPhones sold―a new record for first weekend sales,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and while we’ve sold out of our initial supply of iPhone 5s, stores continue to receive new iPhone shipments regularly. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone.”

iPhone 5s redefines the best smartphone experience in the world with amazing new features all packed into a remarkable thin and light design, including the Apple-designed A7 64-bit chip, all-new 8 megapixel iSight® camera with True Tone flash and introducing Touch ID™, an innovative way to simply and securely unlock your phone with just the touch of a finger. iPhone 5c features an all-new design, packed with features users know and love like the beautiful 4-inch Retina® display, blazing fast performance of the A6 chip, and the 8 megapixel iSight camera—all while delivering great battery life.¹ iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c both offer more LTE bands² than any other smartphone in the world and include all-new FaceTime® HD cameras.

iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c feature iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone, featuring a stunning new user interface, completely redesigned with an elegant color palette, distinct, functional layers and subtle motion that make it feel more alive. iOS 7 has hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop®, enhanced Photos, Safari®, Siri® and introduces iTunes Radio℠, a free Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes®.³ Over 11 million unique listeners have already tuned in to iTunes Radio since launch with the most listened to song being “Hold On, We’re Going Home” by Drake.

Every customer who buys an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c at an Apple retail store will be offered free Personal Setup service, helping them customize their iPhone by setting up email, showing them new apps from the App Store℠ and more, so they’ll be up and running with their new iPhone before they leave the store. Customers can learn more about iOS 7 and their new device through new free workshops at all Apple retail stores worldwide. In the US, the new iPhones are available through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, select Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and Walmart stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.

Pricing & Availability
iPhone 5s comes in gold, silver or space gray, and is available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the 64GB model.⁴ iPhone 5c comes in blue, green, pink, yellow and white and is available in the US for a suggested retail price of $99 (US) for the 16GB model and $199 (US) for the 32GB model.⁴ iPhone 5s cases are available in beige, black, blue, brown, yellow and (RED) for a suggested retail price of $39 (US) through the Apple Online Store(www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and select Authorized Apple Resellers. iPhone 5c cases are available in blue, green, pink, yellow, black and white for a suggested retail price of $29 (US) through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and select Authorized Apple Resellers. iPhone 4s is also available for free (US) with a two-year contract.⁴

¹ Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
² LTE is available through select carriers. Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks, check with your carrier for details.
³ iTunes Radio is available with iOS 7 in the US.
⁴ For qualified customers.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

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