9 million iPhones were sold by Apple in 10 countries over the launch weekend.
“This is our best iPhone launch yet―more than nine million new iPhones sold―a new record for first weekend sales,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
“The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and while we’ve sold out of our initial supply of iPhone 5s, stores continue to receive new iPhone shipments regularly. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone.”
In addition, Apple announced that 200 million iOS devices are already running iOS 7.
Last year, Apple sold 5 million iPhone 5 devices in the debut weekend, so we’re talking about almost double the number of smartphones sold.