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20,000 Apple iPhone 5 units sold in Russia over the weekend

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20,000 Apple iPhone 5 units sold in Russia over the weekend
20,000 units of the Apple iPhone 5 were sold in Russia over the launch weekend

20,000 units of the Apple iPhone 5 were sold in Russia over the launch weekend

On Sunday evening, Apple CEO Tim Cook was proudly reporting that his company had sold 2 million units of the Apple iPhone 5 during the handset's launch weekend in the country. Cook reminded us that this was a record number for iPhone units sold in China during a launch weekend. While the executive didn't reveal the weekend sales in the 32 other countries where the Apple iPhone 5 launched on Friday, a few publications in Russia have come to the conclusion that 20,000 units of the Apple iPhone 5 were sold during the launch weekend there.

While 20,000 units moved doesn't seem like a large number, it does represent 40% of all legally imported smartphones in the country. In addition, the majority of legit sales in the country were for the 32GB and 64GB variant of the phone. Those who wanted the 16GB model were more apt to purchase it from the "grey market".

On Friday, the Apple iPhone 5 will become available in a few more countries like Egypt, Barbados, and Vietnam. As we mentioned on Sunday, with the phone already available in more than 100 countries, this is the fastest rollout yet of an iPhone model.

source: SlashGear

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posted on 17 Dec 2012, 17:50 16

1. amiaq (Posts: 495; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Three Apple news in a row. Wow! the sale must be really down. Anyway now go and download Google Map!! That's my boy.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 18:18 12

3. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5493; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Three Apple news in a row. Wow! the sale must be really down."

And at the moment there is four in a row.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 18:26 5

4. amiaq (Posts: 495; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


ahhh.... four orgasmo already

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 21:18

12. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Does anyone feel that the iPod 5 isWAY smaller than the IPhone 5, or maybe even the iPhone 4/s

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 18:06 18

2. Droiddoes (unregistered)


In Soviet Russia, phone loses YOU!

wait, it's an iphone5, doesn't matter what country you're in it will get you lost LOL

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 20:22 3

7. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Can u please answer a question for me? What was the purpose of this comment?

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 21:04

10. networkdood (Posts: 6309; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Yakoff is funny

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 03:55

15. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


check videos from this guy and u'll know the purpose ;)
http://fluffyguy.com/

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 11:44

16. Droiddoes (unregistered)


It was made with the sole purpose of rustling yer jimmies. Mission accomplished.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 18:31 3

5. -MISTER-H- (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


O no good news!

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 18:34 4

6. blingblingthing (Posts: 457; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Tapered off sales in the US maybe why they can roll out this phone to more countries this fast.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 20:25

9. shahulvm (Posts: 118; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


I also think thats the fact

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 21:04

11. networkdood (Posts: 6309; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


lol..fast

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 20:25

8. shahulvm (Posts: 118; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


I also think thats the fact

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 22:16

13. jsdechavez (Posts: 708; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Because they have a lot in stock. haha

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 23:36

14. ray77 (Posts: 121; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


that it

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