iPhone 5 Sales Top Two Million for First Weekend in China

Posted in Apple, Apple News, iPhone on 17/12/2012 by Chris Hauk


Apple announced Sunday night that the company has sold over two million iPhone 5’s in China, just three days after its launch.

Apple Press Release, via MacRumors:

“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.”

The Friday launch also included 32 other new countries, but Apple’s announcement specifically  covers only the opening weekend sales in China.

“The best first weekend sales ever in China.” Hmm… Hopefully these numbers will lead to the Apple “bears” reconsidering their stance on the future of the company.

This doesn’t appear to be happening as of yet, however, as Apple (AAPL) stock is at 508.039 (-1.755) at the time of this article.


Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.