It may have been announced almost a fortnight ago but the iPhone 5 only officially went on sale this past weekend. Things kicked off with line-ups outside Apple stores around the world on Friday morning and it seems the phone continued selling at a steady pace throughout the first weekend of availability. In fact, Apple this morning announced that it had sold a whopping five million units during the course of the weekend and is now sold out of its initial supply.
"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."
With five million iPhones sold in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore, Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 5 in an additional 22 countries this coming Friday, on September 28. By the end of this year, the newest iPhone will be available to buy in 100 countries.