Apple Announces Over 2 Million iPhone 5 Sales in China in First Weekend

Apple has just issued a press release to announce iPhone 5 sales in China have exceeded 2 million in its first weekend:

Apple® today announced it has sold over two million of its new iPhone® 5 in China, just three days after its launch on December 14. iPhone 5 will be available in more than 100 countries by the end of December, making it the fastest iPhone rollout ever.

“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.”

This is the fastest rollout ever for the iPhone, as the smartphone will be available in over 100 countries by the end of the month. Just this weekend, a new store was opened in Chengdu, China, along with a new three-storey location in Hong Kong, located at Causeway Bay–the most expensive retail location in the world.

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