Apple's iPhone 5s is Reportedly Out-selling Apple's iPhone 5c Two Units to One
Just last week, it was revealed that Apple cut the production of their iPhone 5c handset in half, from 300,000 units daily, down to 150,000 units daily, due to the dismal sales of the device
. Apple’s iPhone 5s is very popular among consumers; it's moderately hard to find due to the high demand and low supply. On the other hand, many stores have a plentiful number of iPhone 5c units in stock.
While we know that the iPhone 5s is clearly the more popular handset, you may be asking yourself, “how much more popular is it?” Consumer Intelligence Research Partners
(CIRP for short) shares that the iPhone 5s is out-selling the iPhone 5c by more than two-to-one. The iPhone 5s comprised of 64% of Apple’s smartphone sales at the end of September, while the iPhone 5c only comprised of 27% of Apple’s smartphone sales. The remaining 9% of Apple's smartphone sales can be attributed to the iPhone 4s.
These numbers very closely mirror the sale numbers of the iPhone 5 when compared to the iPhone 4s and iPhone 4 in the month of October last year, as you can see from CIRP's statistics above.
It’s not very surprising that the iPhone 5s out-sold the iPhone 5c being that the iPhone 5c is more or less just the iPhone 5 with a plastic shell. Consumers take note of the quality of the industrial design of the iPhone 5s, as well as all of the new features, like Touch ID, the improved Camera, and the 64-bit A7 chip.