Apple: iPhone 5 First Weekend Sales in China Top Two Million

Apple has just announced that it has sold more than two million iPhone 5 units in China, just three days after its launch.

iPhone 5 went on sale in China on Friday, December 14 along with 31 more countries.

From Apple’s press release:

Apple today announced it has sold over two million of its new iPhone 5 in China, just three days after its launch on December 14. iPhone 5 will be available in more than 100 countries by the end of December, making it the fastest iPhone rollout ever.

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook had this to say about the first weekend sales in China:

“Customer response to iPhone 5 in China has been incredible, setting a new record with the best first weekend sales ever in China,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “China is a very important market for us and customers there cannot wait to get their hands on Apple products.”

Apple had sold more than 5 million iPhone 5 units when it went on sale in the 9 countries including U.S.