Say what you like about the Apple iPhone 5, it’s certainly a popular phone. Apple has just announced the new iPhone 5 has sold over five million units within the first three days of launch. In addition, more than 100 million existing iOS devices - iPhones, iPads and iPods - have been updated with the company’s new iOS 6 mobile operating system.
Demand for the iPhone 5 has exceeded supply, with some pre-orders now scheduled to be shipped in October.
The iPhone 5 is already available in the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the USA. 22 more countries will be added to the list this week and more than 100 countries are expected to be selling the handset by the end of the year.
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said “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. 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.”