9 million, which is the number of new iPhones — both the 5S and 5C versions — that Apple sold in just three days. From the company’s press release announcing their windfall:
“This is our best iPhone launch yet―more than nine million new iPhones sold―a new record for first weekend sales,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and while we’ve sold out of our initial supply of iPhone 5s, stores continue to receive new iPhone shipments regularly. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone.”
Call me crazy, but this whole smartphone thing might be taking off.