After what Apple’s flagship got 2 million people pre-ordered the new iPhone 5, now the total number of sold devices in the three days since the launch on September 21 has reached and surpassed the milestone of 5 million units.
Sales predictions went a bit higher (around 8 million units), but as you know, market predictions are not what we could called it an exact science.
Back to last year’s iPhone 4S records, that has being sold in over 4 million units over its first weekend availability, while the iPhone 4 has sold 1.7 million units in its debut weekend back in 2010.
However, the demand has exceeded the initially available supply and some of the people who made pre-orders will have to wait for their deliveries until October.
The iPhone 5 launched on September 21 in 9 countries : USA, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK.
Another 22 countries will get their part starting from September 28. The countries includes are : 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.
Meanwhile, the total number of markets where the iPhone 5 is available should reach 100 countries by the end of the year.
Source : Apple