上周五苹果公司最新推出的iPhone 5S和iPhone 5C在全球9个国家和地区开售。在这9个国家和地区中，中国对iPhone 5C的兴趣最低。
If Apple (AAPL) designed the lower-cost iPhone 5C with the billion-plus Chinese mobile phone market in mind -- as many analysts opined -- someone forgot to tell the Chinese.
Of the nine countries included in the launch of Apple's new iPhones Friday, none showed less interest in the iPhone 5C than China.
A Localytics survey of 20 million iPhones conducted 72 hours after launch found that the split between the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C was 78% worldwide but 91% in China.
"One possible explanation," the report suggested, was the "hoopla around the addition of the gold-colored iPhone 5s as a very attractive addition in particular for Asian markets."
The U.K. came in at the other end of the spectrum; 31% of British buyers opted for the cheaper iPhone 5C.
"With the economy in the U.K. still in recovery," Localytics suggested, "a slightly less strong affinity for the 5s could be the result of a more cost-conscious buyer. Subsidies also play less of a role in the U.K.'s phone market than in the US, making the upfront cost of phones higher for consumers."
The U.S. remains the No. 1 market for the new iPhones by far, representing 68% of all purchases worldwide. See chart below:
分析方法：“Localytics是全球领先的、专注于移动和网络应用的分析营销平台，覆盖超过10亿台设备、20,000个应用程序和5,000家客户。Localytics每月处理500亿数据点。对于这项研究，我们调查了全球2,000万台唯一iPhone手机，并按国家进行细分。研究时间段是从2013年9月20日iPhone 5S和iPhone 5C开售至本周一，即2013年9月23日。” （财富中文网）
Methodology: "Localytics is the leading analytics and marketing platform for mobile and web apps across more than 1 billion devices, 20,000 apps and 5,000 customers. Localytics processes 50 billion data points monthly. For this study, we examined over 20 million unique iPhones and investigated the breakdowns by country. The timeframe for this study is all active iPhones from when the iPhone 5s and 5c were first released on September 20th, 2013 until Monday September 23rd, 2013."