China’s iPhone 5 Launch Weekend Sales Top 2 Million

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Apple's iPhone 5 is off to a brisk start in China with over 2 million sold during its first three days it was available. The combination smartphone and iPod officially went on sale in China on December 14.

iPhone 5 sells 2 million during China's launch weekend"Customer response to iPhone 5 in China has been incredible, setting a new record with the best first weekend sales ever in China," said Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple.

Apple sold over 5 million iPhone 5 units during its initial launch in September. At that time it was available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK.

The iPhone 5 moved away from the iPhone 4S with its thinner and taller design and 4-inch Retina Display. The new model uses Apple's A6 processor, and includes built-in WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, Apple's new Lightning connector, and more.

The worldwide iPhone 5 rollout is Apple's fastest so far with the company planning on having its newest smartphone available in over 100 countries by the end of the year.

Comments

wab95

Jeff:

Thanks for the update. Several media outlets have noted this.

One may ask, will this be enough to put the bears into hibernation?

Lee Dronick

“One may ask, will this be enough to put the bears into hibernation?”

The best way to do that is make them spend several days using Android.

wab95

“The best way to do that is make them spend several days using Android.”

Touché.

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