Apple sells record 9M new iPhones since Friday

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Apple announced it sold nine million of the new iPhone 5s and 5c models since they went on sale Friday, a record opening for the iPhone.

That’s nearly double the five million iPhones that Apple sold during the first three days that the iPhone 5 was on sale last year.

This year’s stellar opening weekend for Apple comes with two sizable caveats.

One, Apple included China in the iPhone 5s and 5c launches.

Last year, China didn’t get the new iPhone 5 until December.

Two, Apple launched two new iPhones this year, heavily marketing the colorful iPhone 5c.

In 2012, Apple only unveiled one new kind of iPhone.