Monday, December 17, 2012

Apple sells over 2 million iPhones in first weekend in China

Apple today (17 Dec 2012) has announced that it has sold over 2 million iPhone 5 devices in China. It has been just 3 days since iPhone was launched in China (Dec 14 to be precise). This shows the tremendous success Apple's iPhone 5 is claiming across the globe.

The device is to be made available in more than 100 countries by the end of December 2012, this is the fastest iPhone rollout ever in the history of Apple's iPhone launches.

According to Apple, "Customer response to iPhone 5 in China has been incredible, setting a new record with the best first weekend sales ever in China,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “China is a very important market for us and customers there cannot wait to get their hands on Apple products."

While there are companies giving some serious competition to Apple's iPhone 5 and claims that iPhone 5 would not be able to beat the severe competition it faces by its rival Google's Android, such sales figures definitely give a huge boost to Apple's morale to continue developing some of the world's most sophisticated and sought after products in the coming future.

Only time shall tell us the actual outcome of this war of technology, or may be there is no outcome and the war shall continue as long as the companies like Apple, Samsung, HTC, etc. are expected to exist, which for the time being could be said "for the foreseeable future".