Apple has issued a Press release to announce the sales of it’s newly released iPhone 5 and the sale numbers are mind blowing. According to the Press Release the company sold over five million iPhone 5 units in just three days of it’s launch on September 21. Currently iPhone 5 is only available to users in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK. It will be launched in 22 more countries on September 28 and a hundred more countries will be added to this list by the end of this year. Thanks to the overwhelming demand of iPhone 5, the orders for the new iPhone have already exceeded the initial supply and many customers will have to wait until October to get their iPhone 5 delivered to them. On this CEO Tim Cook said
“Demand for iPhone 5 has been incredible and we are working hard to get an iPhone 5 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible,”.
When compared iPhone 5 has beaten it’s predecessors with a huge margin as in the first 3 days 1.7 million units of iPhone 4 were sold, whereas Apple sold 4 million units for iPhone 4S last year in first 3 days.
Along with announcing the sale numbers for the iPhone 5, Apple also revealed the number of devices that are now running iOS 6. According to Apple the new version of iOS that was just released on September 19th has been installed on over 100 million iOS devices.
We have attached the full press release by Apple after the break.
iPhone 5 First Weekend Sales Top Five Million
CUPERTINO, California—September 24, 2012—Apple® today announced it has sold over five million of its new iPhone® 5, just three days after its launch on September 21, and more than 100 million iOS devices have been updated with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. iPhone 5 is available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK, and will be available in 22 more countries on September 28 and more than 100 countries by the end of the year. Demand for iPhone 5 exceeded the initial supply and while the majority of pre-orders have been shipped to customers, many are scheduled to be shipped in October.
“Demand for iPhone 5 has been incredible and we are working hard to get an iPhone 5 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “While we have sold out of our initial supply, stores continue to receive iPhone 5 shipments regularly and customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough iPhone 5s for everyone.”
iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina™ display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology*—all while delivering even better battery life.**