Previously, Apple announced that it has sold out its initial iPhone 5 pre-order stock in the first 24 hours the smartphone was available for pre-order. The Cupertino firm said that it has sold 2 million handsets in the first day it went on pre-order. Now, Apple has announced that the new iPhone has hit the three 5 million mark, after only 3 days the phone was available in shops.
The iPhone 5 continues to break Apple’s previous sales records, which goes to show how overwhelmingly in demand it is. On the first day it was released in shops, thousands of Apple enthusiasts flocked in front of Apple retail stores queued for hours just to get their hands on the new kit. Now, the Cupertino firm is struggling to satisfy the new iPhone’s demand.
When the iPhone 5 hit 5 million sales, Tim Cook, Apple CEO, 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.”
Despite the iOS 6 Maps app mess, units of iPhone 5s are flying off shelves at a staggering rate. Samsung has sold over 20 million units of the Galaxy S3 in just 100 days after the phone’s release. With the new iPhone now hitting 5 million sales in just 3 days after the phone’s release, Apple is hot on Samsung’s trail.
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