/// Blockbuster iPhone Sales and Flipboard’s New Round: AllThingsD’s Week in Review

September 29, 2013  |  All Things Digital


Apple The 5c iPhone comes in green, blue, yellow and pink, as well as white. Another busy week in the digital world has passed, complete with our full coverage. Here’s a download of the top news this week, in case you missed it: Despite concerns from analysts and pundits, Apple managed to sell a whopping nine million new iPhones over the first weekend of release. Those numbers, however, weren’t broken out in terms of how many were 5s devices versus 5c — perhaps we’ll hear more on the quarterly earnings call. The NYPD would really love it if all Apple mobile device users — especially those buying new iPhones — would download iOS 7. The new software comes with added security features, which could help deter theft. Flipboard, the social magazine startup, raised a hefty $50 million in a round led by Rizvi Traverse Management and Goldman Sachs. The company seems to be growing steadily, too; at last count, CEO Mike McCue said Flipboard has more than 85 million users. It was round two for Microsoft’s Surface tablets, as the company released the next generation of its mobile computing devices. You need to read Peter Kafka’s hilarious account of the launch . IHS tore apart the guts of the latest iPhone releases to figure out how much it costs Apple to build them. The result? Around $200 a pop — not entirely different than the last generation.

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Blockbuster iPhone Sales and Flipboard’s New Round: AllThingsD’s Week in Review


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