Apple sells more than five million iPhone 5s on opening weekend

Apple announced Monday that it has sold over five million iPhone 5s during the first three days of its availability.

Apple also announced that more than 100 million iOS devices have so far been updated to iOS 6.

Obviously the iPhone 5 is a dismal failure and customers are staying away in droves.

I’m only partly being sarcastic, by the way. Some fart-sniffers on Wall Street had predicted higher opening weekend numbers, so there’s bound to be some grousing from analysts.



  • deviladv

    Samsung this!

  • PDelahanty

    The only thing to ever sell better was when the whole world bought Wyld Stallions first album. Party on, dudes!

  • Scott

    I see the share price has dropped as the sales figures are lower than analyst estimates!

    Of course no ones seems to think through the impications of actually having 10m iPhones available to sell over a weekend.

  • JPTJr

    I think the passing mention of supply constaint played more of a role than we think.

  • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

    Hilarious! It is too funny how consistency is doubted every year.

    Par for the course people! :)

  • Zeatrix

    What? The iPhone 5s is out already?

  • Buckeyestar

    What a strange world we live in where selling 5 million iPhone in 3 days is considered a failure.

  • Bah humbug

    Apple better tone down their press releases if they aren’t able to ship enough to not even meet the pre-order demands.

    If they can’t ship that many in one day. let fedex ship a day early.

    The number is same as 4s if you include the additional countries. so doubling of equipment and factories means absolutely nothing.

    • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

      They never meet demand. It seems ridiculous but they always under-manufacture. That definitely built and continues the exclusivity feel at launch (the “I have to order now or I won’t be able to get one for a while” feeling).

    • Sharon_Sharalike

      They sold every one that they could make. 4S sold 4M first weekend. The 4S had the exact same form factor, so it was much easier to switch production, and it could be started sooner.

      Apple couldn’t even begin full scale production on the 5 until close to the launch date. Seems they are already capable of producing well over 700,000 a day, and they will sell them as fast as they can make them for a long long time. They will blow past 200M sold in the first year. Probably closer to a quarter billion.

    • joe

      Am I the only one noticing the multiple repeat appearances of somebody clearly trolling with a name that is always some variation on “No”? I have been told I am sometimes a little paranoid, but this pattern seems pretty obvious, no?