In what is the fastest iPhone rollout ever, Apple this weekend confirmed sales of two million iPhone 5 units in China, debunking reports that customers in the country were not crazy about the handset.Before Apple made its announcement, reports had broken out that Chinese customers were not lining up for the launch, seemingly indicating low demand.
Apple has confirmed weekend sales of two million iPhone 5 handsets in China. The smartphone rolled out in dozens more countries on the same day.
Regarding the Chinese launch, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “Customer response to iPhone 5 in China has been incredible, setting a new record with the best first weekend sales ever in China.
Cook reinforced the company’s stance regarding the Chinese market, noting that “China is a very important market for us and customers there cannot wait to get their hands on Apple products.”