Apple today announced that it has sold over five million iPhone 5 units, just three days following the device’s launch on Friday, September 21st. That figure includes the two million iPhone 5 pre-orders that Apple received in just 24 hours last Wednesday, although ISI Group analyst Brian Marshall believes that several hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of late pre-orders are still pending delivery and are not included in Apple’s sales estimate.
“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.”
Additionally, it has been announced that over 100 million iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices are now running iOS 6, which is quite remarkable when you consider the insignificant portion of Android devices that are running the latest Ice Cream Sandwich version. The iPhone 5 will be available in an additional 22 countries on September 28th and over 100 countries by the end of the year. Have you purchased an iPhone 5 yet?