iPhone 5 first weekend sales top five million units
Posted on 25-Sep-2012 09:31
Filed under: News
Apple has sold over five million of its new iPhone 5, just three days after its launch on 21 September, and more than 100 million iOS devices have been updated with iOS 6, the latest version of its mobile operating system.
iPhone 5 is available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK, and will be available in 22 more countries on 28 September (including New Zealand) and more than 100 countries by the end of the year. Demand for iPhone 5 exceeded the initial supply and while the majority of pre-orders have been shipped to customers, many are scheduled to be shipped in October.
“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.”
iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a new 4-inch Retina display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology.
iPhone 5 comes in either white & silver or black & slate, and will be available in New Zealand for a recommended retail price of NZD$1049 inc. GST for the 16GB model, NZD$1199 inc. GST for the 32GB model and NZD$1349 inc. GST for the 64GB model. iPhone 5 will be available from the Apple Online Store and select Apple Authorised Resellers.
The current iPhone 4S will also be available for a recommended retail price of NZD$899 inc. GST and iPhone 4 for a recommended retail price of NZD$599 inc. GST.
iPhone 5 will be available on 28 September 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.