Last week, Apple reported that opening weekend sales of the iPhone 5 topped two million.
That figure has now more than doubled.
According to a statement released Monday by Apple, the Cupertino, California-based tech giant sold a whopping five million iPhone 5s during its first three days of market availability.
“Demand for iPhone 5 has been incredible and we are working hard to get an iPhone 5 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “While we have sold out of our initial supply, stores continue to receive iPhone 5 shipments regularly and customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough iPhone 5s for everyone.”
Supply issues, however, are poised to grow even more pronounced. As of now, the iPhone 5 is available in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the U.K. That list will grow to include 22 more countries by this Friday, with 100 more planned for the remainder of 2012.