Apple announces 5 million iPhone 5 sales during launch weekend

By , Sep 24, 2012

Apple has announced that it sold a record-breaking 5 million iPhone 5s during its three day launch weekend, besting its previous record set by the iPhone 4S last year by more than a million.

The numbers shouldn’t surprise anyone, considering the amount of demand we’ve seen for the device thus far. Apple said last week that it sold more than 2 million units in its first 24 hours…

The news comes by way of a press release (via MacRumors) issued by the company early this morning:

“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.”

The iPhone 5 is currently only available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and the UK, but it is slated to launch in 22 more countries this Friday.

Additionally, Apple also announced that more than 100 million iOS devices have been updated to iOS 6 — which is huge considering it’s only been available to the public for what, five days?

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  • Liu Zhenyu

    Samsung fans cannot brag about their sale numbers now.

    • MagicDrumSticks

      Samsung phones sell way more over seas where how your phone looks is not as important as functionality. Also, I’m sure dumb housewives contribute to a large percentage of iPhone sales on the us.

      • Liu Zhenyu

        More like dumb fandroids get cheated by the specs on paper and ‘good hardware’ but still lags behind in benchmark and LTE tests to the iPhone 5, not forgetting they bitch around at blogs saying how laggy the iPhone is blah blah, iPhone has less cores blah blah, they render me nauseous.

      • goofygreek

        not sure where you live, but i did multiple speed tests on wifi and lte between my s3 and the iphone 5 (both at&t) and the s3 had higher speeds overall. But again, this is just my area. Oh, and the s3 is a dual core. At least here in the U.S.

  • jdshorrock

    Not bad, but weren’t the projections at 8-10 million?

    • Lyndell

      That’s for the 1st week, 5 mill in only 3 days, so it’s still on track to meet that number

      • http://www.facebook.com/claudio.alfie Claudio Alfie

        and thissss….. is a mouth shut action maker …. !!!

      • Almarx

        LOL :P

  • Miketyler

    No way when did they release the iphone 5s :D

    • Ernesto Carrillo

      He meant 5’s!!! Dont be a smart ass!

      • Miketyler

        I’m sorry dad

      • http://www.facebook.com/claudio.alfie Claudio Alfie

        You meant Latin Dad !! :D

      • http://twitter.com/brushpicks11 Austin Steffen

        At least you have a sense of humor bro

      • Guest

        At least you have a good sense of humor man

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  • MattXD162

    iPhone 5. 5 million. Lol.

  • http://twitter.com/Rich_Inniss  Rich 

    Is that including the pre-orders or just store sales over those three days?

    • goofygreek

      probably both.

  • http://www.facebook.com/claudio.alfie Claudio Alfie

    I want to hug and chat with some of my friends fan of android but no one answers the telephone!!. It’s like they disappeared from the face of earth. Why is that? :D

    • @dongiuj

      It’s probably because they’re not really your friend and they’ve never wanted to talk to you in the first place.

      • http://www.iTechBlog.in/ taran

        That was mean…:/

      • @dongiuj

        (T_T)