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9 Million New EE" target="out">iPhone Sales by Apple in First Weekend

Apple sold 9million of its new EE" target="out">iPhone 5s and 5c devices, compared to 5million of the original EE" target="out">iPhone 5 last year.

British network sources underlined the global trend for sales of the higher-end 5s far outstripping the 5c, although long term trends are expected to show good sales for both devices. The 5s is now largely out of stock (check the Carphone Warehouse sticks now) until October, although the 5c is widely available.

Apple’s new gold-coloured 5s is in particularly short supply and high demand, sources said.
This is our best EE" target="out">iPhone launch yet, claimed Tim Cook, the company’s chief executive. More than 9 million new EE" target="out">iPhones sold - a new record for first weekend sales. The demand for the new EE" target="out">iPhones has been incredible, and while we’ve sold out of our initial supply of EE" target="out">iPhone 5s, stores continue to receive new EE" target="out">iPhone shipments regularly. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough new EE" target="out">iPhones for everyone.

Analysts had predicted between 5 and 8 million launch weekend combined sales.

Apple also announced that 200 million devices are now running iOS 7, the update it released for its EE" target="out">iPhones, iPads and iPods last week. The company claims that makes it the fastest software upgrade in history.

The EE" target="out">iPhone 5s is described by Apple as, the gold standard in smartphones, retails from £549, while the "budget" 5c costs from £469. Both are available from the Carphone Warehouse, Three, Vodafone and O2.

The flagship EE" target="out">iPhone 5s comes in silver, gold and space grey and features an A7 chip, a Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor, ultra-fast wireless, and an iSight camera with a larger 8MP sensor.

The lower-cost EE" target="out">iPhone 5c, is available in five colours: blue, green, pink, yellow and white. It features an A6 chip, ultra-fast wireless, an 8-megapixel camera.

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A porting authorisation code, or PAC code, allows you to transfer your existing mobile phone number from to another mobile phone provider so that if you change mobile phone networks you do not have to give everyone a new number... You can keep your existing mobile phone number. The process is termed mobile number portability, or number porting. It's quick, FREE and very easy to do - follow the instructions here for full details on how to port your mobile phone number to a new network provider.

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