Three People Buy The iPhone 5S For Every One 5C Sold, Reports Show


Since Apple is usually pretty tight lipped when it comes to releasing sales figures, it’s hard to say for sure just how well one iPhone is selling compared to another model. Thankfully, the analytics site Localytics has provided some report figures that should be pretty accurate to the real world numbers.

One interesting thing to come out of Localytics report is that the iPhone 5S is currently tripling the iPhone 5C in sales. In fact, at launch, the iPhone 5S was apparently selling 3.4x as much as the 5C. Since then, this number has fallen to 2.9x.

Another interesting tidbit is that the 5S and 5C now represent 2% of all active iPhones in the U.S. That means that if you were to talk to 50 iPhone users off the street, an average of one of them would have one of the two new models.


In terms of adoption rates for the new phones by carrier, it goes AT&T holding a dominant lead, then Verizon, then both Sprint and T-Mobile trailing far behind respectively.

One last cool figure is that Localytics tried to find out which cities were the ones that most preferred the 5S over the 5C. Coming in at number one is tech haven San Francisco, which had an 85% to 15% preference rate for the 5S over the 5C. Coming in last of all calculated cities was Philadelphia, which showed a 72% preference toward the iPhone 5S.

Check out all the stats and graphs here.

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