We reported the announcement of iPhone 5 by Apple a few weeks ago, stating that it would go on sale on Friday, 21, September – it did. Opening in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan, France, Hong Kong and Singapore; a total of 5 million units of the phone were sold, according to Apple. iPhone 5 surpassed iPhone 4S sales by more than a million in its first weekend, and will be further launched in 22 countries by September 28.
Apple CEO, Tim Cook, in a statement on iPhone 5 shipping and sales said, “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.”