Five million iPhone 5 units sold during first weekend

Posted by: Brett

Apple has announced that they’ve sold five million iPhone 5 handsets during only it’s first weekend on sale, one million more than the four million iPhone 4S handsets sold last October. Last week, Apple announced they sold two million pre-orders in the first 24 hours, doubling the iPhone 4S.

“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.”

The iPhone 5 was released on September 21st and features a new 4-inch Retina display, an A6 chip which is twice as fast as the 4S, a new, smaller Lightning dock connector, an 18 % thinner and 20 % lighter chassis, 1GB of RAM, 4G LTE, and a 720p HD front-facing camera.

Source: Apple

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