Apple’s new iPhone 5c
and flagship iPhone 5s
debut on Friday and there is much debate surrounding opening-weekend sales. Apple
made the iPhone 5c available for preorder last week and sellouts have been beyond scarce
, leading some to believe demand is weak relative to previous launches. Meanwhile, reports from half a dozen sources including an exclusive BGR report suggest iPhone 5s supply will be severely constrained at launch
, potentially putting another damper on debut-weekend sales. Despite all that, one industry watcher believes combined 5s and 5c opening-weekend sales will crush Apple’s previous record, potentially reaching 8 million units by Sunday night.