September 27, 2013 Debbie Misra

Sales of New iPhones Soar

Just three days after launching its newest iPhone models, the upgraded iPhone 5S and lower-priced iPhone 5C, Apple says it has sold a record 9 million new phones. Apple says demand for the 5S model outpaced supply and many online orders will be shipped in coming weeks.

Among the new features in the 5s: an improved A7 64-bit chip, an eight megapixel iSight camera and Touch ID, fingerprint technology to unlock the phone (no more forgetting your passcode). The 5C comes in five colors — pink, yellow, blue, green and white — and also features in the newest iSight camera.

Both models are available for sale in the U.S.., Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the U.K..

The new phones run Apple’s new iOS7 mobile operating system. Since iOS 7 launched Sept. 18, Apple says more than 200 million iOS users have upgraded to the new software.

For U.S. customers, the suggested retail for the 5S is $199 (16GB model), $299 ( 32GB) model and $399 (64G). The less expensive 5C will run $99 (16GB) and $199 (32GB).