iPhone 5 Sells 5 Million Units During Launch Weekend

Apple has announced that the iPhone 5 has sold over five million units during its launch weekend.

In its first three days of availability, the iPhone 5 achieved record breaking sales of 5 million units. More than 100 million devices have been upgraded to iOS 6, Apple also announced.

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, stated:

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.

iPhone 5 pre-orders, meanwhile, exceeded two million units sold.