The latest iPhone from Apple is shattering all the records previously held by the iPhone 4S and the iPhones before it, having sold a whopping five million units in its first weekend.
Apple has just released the announcement, confirming that the company has sold over five million iPhone 5 handsets in just three days after its launch on September 21.
“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,” Cook added.
Apple also includes a reminder that demand for the smartphone has exceeded the initial supply and that many pre-orders are scheduled to be shipped in October.
However, Apple assures people that the majority of pre-orders have been shipped to customers.
Another tidbit included by Apple in its press release is that iOS 6 has been installed on more than 100 million iDevices (including iPads and iPod touch players) since its debut on September 19.
The Cupertino giant confirms that its iPhone 5 is now physically available in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK.
The phone will begin its International rollout with an additional 22 countries on September 28. Apple plans to have it deployed in more than 100 countries by year’s end.
The territories to get the iPhone 5 up next include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.