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September 24, 2012

iPhone 5 first weekend sales are just statistics

Apple® today announced it has sold over five million of its new iPhone® 5, just three days after its launch on September 21, and more than 100 million iOS devices have been updated w

So how good  number is that?  Apple sold 5 million iPhone5s in its first weekend, up from 4 million iPhone 4Ss last year. Is this the biggest and larget selling products of all times

This number isn’t 10 million or even 8 million or 6 million, so some are saying that it’s “WORSE THAN EXPECTED” or “verydisappointing”. his is well below what Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster was calling for. He predicted 6-10 million for the opening weekend.

However  whatever analysts has to say on the first week sales, for a company of Apple size
One week of sale  hardly makes a difference   as Splatf explains. Some of the reasons why the iphone sales in the opening week are just statistics are

For the real story, you need to think about supply anddemand, and once again, demand surpassed supply.
Mobile is a complicated industry where 2-year contracts often dictate purchase decisions.
First-weekend sales just aren’t that important relative to an iPhone’s lifetime sales.
iPhone 5 is available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK, and will be available in 22 more countries on September 28 and more than 100 countries by the end of the year