Apple: iPhone 5 Sales Top 5 Million Over Opening Weekend

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Apple has just announced that it has sold more than 5 million units of iPhone 5 over the opening weekend.

iPhone 5 went on sale on September 21 in the nine countries including United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK.

Apple has issued the following statement on their site:

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.

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook had this to say about the launch:

“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. 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.”

Apple sold 4 million iPhone 4S over the opening weekend last year. Apple had announced that it received pre-orders for 2 million iPhone 5s in the first 24 hours.

iPhone 5 will be available in 22 more countries on September 28 and more than 100 countries by the end of the year.

[via Apple]