Apple today released a press statement announcing it has sold over five million of its new iPhone 5, units in three days after its launch on September 21 in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK. Apple sold 1.7 million units of iPhone 4 in 3 days and 4 million units of iPhone 4S in 3 days.
“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.”
Apple also stated that more than 100 million iOS devices have been updated with iOS 6.
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.