iPhone 5 is breaking all records, this time it’s in China. Apple’s smartphone sales totaled 2 million devices in the course of one weekend launch, despite the total absence of queues.
As reported by Apple itself, though, iPhone 5 seems to have sold 2 million units in just last weekend, and only in China. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO said:
“Customer response to iPhone 5 in China has been incredible, setting a new record with the best first weekend sales ever in China. China is a very important market for us and customers there cannot wait to get their hands on Apple products.”
The Cupertino company has used an online reservation system to avoid the violence happened in the launch of iPhone 4S, last year in China. The system seems to have borne fruit, as the figure of 2 million units sold only concern sales in the Chinese state, excluding those obtained in the other 32 countries.
We already received a signal of a possible record in last week, when pre-sales were announced for more than 300,000 iPhone 5 only for China Unicom, a major partner of Apple in China.
iPhone 4S debuted with a single provider, China Unicom, while the new model has also added China Telecom.