“After some pretty extensive analysis of the iPhone 5s versus 5c within the first 48 hours after launch that we reported yesterday, we wanted to drill a bit further into the global distribution of the new iPhones looking at new data after 72 hours post launch,” Bernd Leger reports for Localytics.
“Perhaps surprising was that of the eight countries where the most iPhone 5s’ or 5c’s were sold, the highest ratio of preference for the 5s wasn’t in the United States or Japan; leading the pack is actually China,” Leger reports. “One possible explanation: there was a lot of hoopla around the addition of the gold-colored iPhone 5s as a very attractive addition in particular for Asian markets so this hypothesis may hold true. Keep in mind the gold-colored version is only available on the 5s, not the 5c.”
“One possible reason why more iPhone 5s’ were sold was because of the tendency of hardcore apple users wanting to buy the top of the line iPhone on the weekend it was released,” Leger reports. “It will be interesting to see if the 5c can pick up a bit of momentum in the next few weeks.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Very few people, relatively, stand in line for an iPhone 5c. People stood in line for that iPhone last year. The iPhone 5c does not exist to woo early adopters. As users contracts end, along with Christmas shopping season’s arrival, the iPhone 5c sales will increase.
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