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iPhone 5 Sells Five Million Units in First Three Days

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Apple reveals first weekend sales for iPhone 5.

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.

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    nocteratus , September 24, 2012 4:13 PM
    Not me, I got a SGS3!!!
  • 18 Hide
    CaedenV , September 24, 2012 4:18 PM
    Waiting to see the Nokia 920 in real life, and then it will between that and the SGS3 for me.
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  • 18 Hide
    nocteratus , September 24, 2012 4:13 PM
    Not me, I got a SGS3!!!
  • 6 Hide
    outlw6669 , September 24, 2012 4:16 PM
    What a record; only three days to gain 5 million underwhelmed customers!
  • 18 Hide
    CaedenV , September 24, 2012 4:18 PM
    Waiting to see the Nokia 920 in real life, and then it will between that and the SGS3 for me.
  • 4 Hide
    edlivian , September 24, 2012 4:19 PM
    cant wait till they underwhelm them next year.

    Maybe they will get 4.3" screen size by iphone 9
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    officeguy , September 24, 2012 4:19 PM
    Is this what happened when the rotary phone switched to press button dialing?
  • 4 Hide
    azraa , September 24, 2012 4:20 PM
    I still dont believe this crap.
    Masses need to be tech educated, a lot.
  • 4 Hide
    aoneone , September 24, 2012 4:21 PM
    hey im happy with my iphone 3gs ^_^ still works!
  • 7 Hide
    zzz_b , September 24, 2012 4:25 PM
    I think I'll stick to my paper maps :) 
  • 0 Hide
    calmstateofmind , September 24, 2012 4:26 PM
    ...yeah, I work for Verizon and we've been insanely busy pulling strings left and right for customers trying to get the i5. Crazy times!
  • 5 Hide
    jacobdrj , September 24, 2012 4:30 PM
    Just got my LG Motion 4g. $150. No contract. Unlimited everything for $50 a month. No caps. ICS. Dual core 1.5 Ghz processor. Upgraded from LG Optimus V... Big upgrade. And I see no reason why I will need a better phone any time soon, at least until a decent no-contract service has an affordable Windows Phone, and even then: This phone is just fine.
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    deadlockedworld , September 24, 2012 4:49 PM
    azraaI still dont believe this crap.Masses need to be tech educated, a lot.


    Or maybe you need to be business/marketing educated. No matter if you like Apple or not, the iphone is one of the leading products in the sector in terms of features, power, battery life, user experience, etc. In terms of build quality and features, its still better than the majority of its competitors.

    Now, do other companies deserve higher sales for their strong offerings in the sector? - Yes they do. Is it stupid for people to go buy one of the best tech products out there? No it is not.
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    scannall , September 24, 2012 4:59 PM
    azraaI still dont believe this crap.Masses need to be tech educated, a lot.


    Not everyone wants to live in their moms basement. Not everyone looks at assorted gadgets and appliances as Tinker Toys, nor do they have the interest or the time to fiddle with things.
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    SteelCity1981 , September 24, 2012 4:59 PM
    and the cows continue follow in a striaght line into the slaughter house.
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    CaedenV , September 24, 2012 5:07 PM
    jacobdrjJust got my LG Motion 4g. $150. No contract. Unlimited everything for $50 a month. No caps. ICS. Dual core 1.5 Ghz processor. Upgraded from LG Optimus V... Big upgrade. And I see no reason why I will need a better phone any time soon, at least until a decent no-contract service has an affordable Windows Phone, and even then: This phone is just fine.

    ... like the Nokia 710 which is ~$210 without contract? Even the lumia 800 goes for ~$320 or so, which is not bad. Pair it with a cheap all-you-can-eat t-mobile plan for $60/mo, and it really isn't that expensive.
    Personally I am waiting for an unlocked high end WP8 or Android device, and will get 2 of whatever I like (one for me, one for the wife), and then get the $80/mo 1000 minute shared plan with unlimited text/data. The savings in the plan alone will not only pay for the phones I get this time around, but should also pay for the next set of phones I get ~2 years down the road compared to similar offerings provided by ATT and verizon. I understand that T-mobile is 'less than great' on service in most areas, but I don't understand why they do not catch on more in areas like the one I live in where their service is competitive... but maybe I will find out soon lol.
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    aracheb , September 24, 2012 5:10 PM
    deadlockedworldOr maybe you need to be business/marketing educated. No matter if you like Apple or not, the iphone is one of the leading products in the sector in terms of features, power, battery life, user experience, etc. In terms of build quality and features, its still better than the majority of its competitors. Now, do other companies deserve higher sales for their strong offerings in the sector? - Yes they do. Is it stupid for people to go buy one of the best tech products out there? No it is not.


    Sorry, my friend but is not the Tech they buy.. There is hardly anything Techie about they iPhone for them to buy. They buy the user experience or more straightforward the apps. Since the user experience that Apple had that was unique in the pass is long gone, since they started copying features from other OS and from androids.
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    hate machine , September 24, 2012 5:22 PM
    deadlockedworldOr maybe you need to be business/marketing educated. No matter if you like Apple or not, the iphone is one of the leading products in the sector in terms of features, power, battery life, user experience, etc. In terms of build quality and features, its still better than the majority of its competitors. Now, do other companies deserve higher sales for their strong offerings in the sector? - Yes they do. Is it stupid for people to go buy one of the best tech products out there? No it is not.


    Build Quality? Get your new iPhone 5 Black Slate edition with factory scuffing! If you don't like it you unboxed it wrong!

    Features? Enjoy new Apple iMaps that send you into one way streets and is missing many popular landmarks, points of interests and roads that were built years ago! Also enjoy your blazing fast speeds with our new iWifi that is so revolutionary and innovative it only lets you use 25% of a wifi connection!

    Act fast and buy up our new product because mass rioting in China from our slaves... er i mean workers are causing a massive shortage in our parts!
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    spat55 , September 24, 2012 5:29 PM
    I find that apple are a rip-off. I use to love them but after all this malware on macs, not so much. I personally think that the only upside to the iphone was the security but now I think that it is apple lying about how secure they are, at least with android etc they are open about it and want you to protect yourself unlike apple.
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    spat55 , September 24, 2012 5:30 PM
    zzz_bI think I'll stick to my paper maps


    Apple even managed to bugger them up didn't they!
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    spat55 , September 24, 2012 5:32 PM
    hate machineBuild Quality? Get your new iPhone 5 Black Slate edition with factory scuffing! If you don't like it you unboxed it wrong!Features? Enjoy new Apple iMaps that send you into one way streets and is missing many popular landmarks, points of interests and roads that were built years ago! Also enjoy your blazing fast speeds with our new iWifi that is so revolutionary and innovative it only lets you use 25% of a wifi connection!Act fast and buy up our new product because mass rioting in China from our slaves... er i mean workers are causing a massive shortage in our parts!


    I love you man! Everything I should of said!
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