China racks up 'record' iPhone 5 sales in first weekend

December 17, 2012
Photo illustration of the new iPhone 5. US tech giant Apple announced it had sold "more than two million" of the latest model of iPhone after the popular smartphone's first weekend on the market in the Asian powerhouse. US tech giant Apple announced it had sold "more than two million" of the latest model of iPhone after the popular smartphone's first weekend on the market in China

US tech giant Apple announced it had sold "more than two million" of the latest model of iPhone after the popular smartphone's first weekend on the market in China.

"Customer response to in China has been incredible, setting a new record with the best first weekend sales ever in China," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement.

Launched at the end of September in the US and nine other countries, the 5 "will be available in more than 100 countries by the end of December, making it the fastest iPhone rollout ever," the company said.

Explore further: Apple's iPhone 4S already on sale in China

Related Stories

China Mobile in talks with Apple over iPhone

May 16, 2012

China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile operator by subscribers, said Wednesday the company is in talks with Apple to offer the popular iPhone to its users in the Asian nation.

New iPhone heads to South Korea, 50 more countries

December 3, 2012

Apple announced that the latest version of the iPhone will be released in South Korea on Friday and in more than 50 other countries including Russia, Brazil, and Taiwan later in the month.

Recommended for you

Team develops targeted drug delivery to lung

September 2, 2015

Researchers from Columbia Engineering and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have developed a new method that can target delivery of very small volumes of drugs into the lung. Their approach, in which micro-liters ...

Team creates functional ultrathin solar cells

August 27, 2015

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria has developed an ultrathin solar cell for use in lightweight and flexible applications. In their paper published in the journal Nature Materials, ...

Magnetic fields provide a new way to communicate wirelessly

September 1, 2015

Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego demonstrated a new wireless communication technique that works by sending magnetic signals through the human body. The new technology could offer a lower power ...

Smart home heating and cooling

August 28, 2015

Smart temperature-control devices—such as thermostats that learn and adjust to pre-programmed temperatures—are poised to increase comfort and save energy in homes.

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.