Washington: American multinational corporation Apple may be on course to sell half as many iPhone 5Cs in the first 24 hours as it had achieved with last year's iPhone 5.
According to CBS News, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster issued a note late Friday saying he expects Apple to tally up first-day preorders of around 1 million, which would be roughly half the 2 million pre-orders Apple reported following its first day of presales for last year's iPhone 5, and closer to the company's total ahead of 2011's iPhone 4S.
Along with the estimate, Munster pointed out that consumer sentiment for Apple''s 5C model is ''improving'' since the device was unveiled earlier this week based on a study of Twitter users, the report said.
Munster said that the 5C could be more popular among the total consumer base than some may have expected. Apple is expected to announce first-day presales tomorrow, something it's done for the past three iPhone models, the report added.
First Published: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 20:54