9 million Apple iPhones sold over the weekend

A customer of the Apple store in Oberhausen celebrates with the new iPhone 5S as he leaves the store at the start of the new iPhone sale in Oberhausen, Germany, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

September 23, 2013 6:03:48 AM PDT
Apple released sales numbers for the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. The Cupertino company said it sold a record breaking 9 million phones in just three days.

Apple is calling this the best iPhone launch in history. And the company admits demand is exceeding initial supply for the iPhone 5S.

Also, if you own one of the new iPhones, keep a tight grip on it. Tests reveal the iPhone 5S and 5C are more breakable than previous models. The company SquareTrade, which provides protection plans for gadgets, did the testing.

Phones are submerged in water then dropped five feet off the ground. The company tested other smartphones. The worst performer in the drop test was Samsung's Galaxy S4 and the best was Google's Moto X.