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Apple sells 5 million iPhone 5 units during opening weekend, doesn't meet analyst expectations

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Apple sells 5 million iPhone 5 units during opening weekend, doesn't meet analyst expectations
Apple has once again had a terrific launch weekend, as it managed to sell over 5 million iPhone 5 units in the first days of the device's presence on the market. While this is a spectacular results (beating the iPhone 4S's launch sales of 4 million), it's substantially less than what some analysts, Gene Munster included, have expected.

Based on the amount of pre-orders for the device, which was 2 times the pre-orders for the iPhone 4S last year, the analysts were misled to believe that Apple will also be able to sell 2x more iPhones during the launch weekend, but this didn't happen. Still, we presume this isn't a bad piece of news for Apple, as it still managed to beat its own record. The 5 million sales of the iPhone 5, though, might be a sign of a slowdown for Apple, as the increase of "just" 25% in sales over the previous iPhone pales in comparison to how the iPhone 4S sold more than twice the units of the iPhone 4 in its launch weekend. Here's what the company's CEO, Tim Cook, had to say on the matter:



What about you, do you have an iPhone 5 in your hands already?

via: MobileSyrup

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