Apple sold over 5 million iPhone 5 smartphones in just three days after its launch on September 21. Apple also said that more than 100 million iOS devices have been updated with iOS 6.
iPhone 5 is now available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK, and will be available in 22 more countries on September 28 and more than 100 countries by the end of the year.
Apple claims that demand for iPhone 5 exceeded the initial supply and the majority of pre-orders have been shipped to customers and the rest are scheduled to be shipped in October.
“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.” he said.
iPhone 5 will be available on September 28 in 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.
In comparison, Apple sold more than 4 million iPhone 4S in its first weekend after Apple introduced it in October 2011. The iPhone 5 is expected to hit the Malaysia market sometime this year and will be available via Maxis, Celcom and DiGi.