China's iPhone 5 Launch Weekend Sales Top 2 Million

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.