“Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) reports that the iPhone 7/Plus accounted for 43% of all iPhone sales in Q3 despite being available for only the final two weeks of the quarter,” Ben Lovejoy reports for 9to5Mac. “The research company estimates that the iPhone 7 notched up 31% of sales with the larger Plus model at 12%.”

“Many people wait for the new models before buying,” Lovejoy reports, “but the numbers are high enough, says CIRP, to describe it as ‘a positive reception for the new 7 and 7 Plus models.'”

Lovejoy reports, “More than a third of iPhone 7 buyers were upgrading from an iPhone 6/Plus, generating 36% of all sales of the new models, while 17% upgraded from the 6S/Plus.”

CIRP: iPhone Models US Sales Mix, Fiscal Quarters

CIRP: Previous OS and Model of iPhone Buyers, September 2016 quarter

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MacDailyNews Take: Pent-up demand.

And, hello, former Android sufferers!

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