iPhone 5S accounted for 59% of iPhone sales last quarter

It goes without saying that the iPhone 5s has proved to be a popular smartphone, not only amongst first time buyers, but also amongst existing iPhone users who have opted for the flagship model as opposed to the relatively cheaper and “unapologetically plastic” iPhone 5c. A new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners reveals that iPhone 5s generated 59 percent of all iPhones sales in the previous quarter, stealing customers away from the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 4S.

The iPhone 5S scooped up a healthy share of US iPhone sales last quarter by swaying buyers away from the 5C and 4S, according to a new report. Based on a survey of Apple customers, research firm CIRP said on Tuesday that the 5S took home 59 percent of iPhone sales during the final quarter of 2013. In contrast, the 5C grabbed just 27 percent of sales, while the 4S ended up with 14 percent. The iPhone 5S was released in September. Eyeing the same period in 2012, CIRP found that the newly launched iPhone 5 accounted for 50 percent of iPhone sales, giving the iPhone 4S a 32 percent share and the iPhone 4 an 18 percent share.

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