The iPhone 7/7 Plus account for 43% of U.S. iPhone sales in quarter three

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were only available for the final two weeks of the third quarter, but it accounted for 43% of Apple's U.S. iPhone sales during the period, according to a report by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP).

"In a quarter with only two weeks of sales, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus grabbed significant share of iPhones sold," Josh Lowitz, CIRP partner and co-founder, told Investor’s Business Daily News. "We attribute this to slow iPhone sales in the weeks leading up to the launch of these two new models, as well as a positive reception for the new 7 and 7 Plus models.”

CIRP said the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus accounted for 43% of total U.S. iPhone sales last quarter, with iPhone 7 at 31% and iPhone 7 Plus at 12%. The lower-cost iPhone SE, in its first full quarter of availability, had a 9% share of iPhone sales in the U.S. in Q3, CIRP said. It was the third most popular iPhone after the two new premium handsets.