Apple's latest smartphone smashes previous records

iPhone 5 sells five million; 100 million upgrade to iOS6

As expected, Apple’s latest smartphone device has posted record breaking sales numbers over its opening retail weekend, selling over five million devices.

After securing two million pre-orders for the device after it was unveiled on September 14th, the latest iPhone smashed its predecessors efforts, outselling the iPhone 4S by one million units.

Rounding off an impressive weekend for the Apple, over 100 million customers upgraded to the firm’s latest operating system iOS6 over the weekend – 25 per cent of all active iOS devices.

Commenting on the device’s success, Apple CEO Tim Cook said: "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," he continued.

Sales for the device aren’t expected to dip either as an additional 22 countries will begin selling the iPhone 5 on September 28th as retailers already offering the device try and stay afloat of the heavy demand for it from customers.

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