Apple launched both the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s on Friday, September 20, selling a record-breaking nine million new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models, just three days after the launch, according to Apple. Early results by Localytics show a clear sales lead to the more expensive iPhone 5s, which outsold the 5c by a factor of 3.4x
Localytics says in less than 3 days, the iPhone 5s and 5c combined now represent about 1.36% of the total numbers of all iPhones activated in the U.S., across the top 4 carriers AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile.
While Apple boasted that its new iPhones support 17 LTE bands, which suggested it was using Qualcomm’s latest and greatest RF360, which supports up to 40 LTE bands, Apple is using the same Qualcomm MDM9615M modem as their predecessor, the iPhone 5. As a result the new iPhone will not support LTE-Advanced, says Light Reading, with speeds to 150Mbit/s, unlike the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and LG G2.