Apple sells more than 2 million iPhone 5 in China in three days

Apple began selling the new iPhone 5 in China on Friday and according to numbers released tonight, more than 2 million were sold over the first weekend.

“Customer response to iPhone 5 in China has been incredible, setting a new record with the best first weekend sales ever in China,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “China is a very important market for us and customers there cannot wait to get their hands on Apple products.”

These numbers clearly put to rest speculation by analyst Steven Milunovich who said “some of our Chinese sources do not expect the iPhone 5 to do as well as the iPhone 4S.”

Milunovich needs new sources.