In the first 24 hours of being available for pre-order, the iPhone 5 saw a record-shattering 2 million pre-orders from avid Apple fans. This was a large amount, but Apple has just released even more figures this morning in a press release. During the opening weekend alone, Apple sold over 5 million more iPhone 5 units to customers. Albeit 5 million units is a ton of units, it was originally expected that Apple would sell closer to 8 million units on opening weekend. Citing TUAW, falling short of the expected numbers is likely because of being short on supplies.
Originally Posted by Apple Spokesperson
Neither come as a large surprise, as iOS 6 and the iPhone 5 both come with great new features that make their predecessors look less impressive. iOS 6 brings over 200 new features to iOS devices and the iPhone 5 brings exciting new technology such as 4G LTE support, a larger 4-inch display, a faster processor, and more powerful graphics.
Figures are expected only to climb in the future, as some people may be holding off on buying the iPhone 5 until all of the problems with it have been dealt with. Buyers have been reporting an issue where brand new devices come right out of the box with scuff marks from what appears to be a flawed production process.
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Sources: Apple via TUAW