Stat of the Week: 5 Million
Apple set new sales records last week, with the much-anticipated release of the iPhone 5. The company sold 5 million phones in just 3 days with 2 million phones sold within the first 24 hours, according to many sources including the International Business Times. Pre-orders for the first batch of iPhone 5s sold out inhours from Apple and all other vendors, the day pre-orders began–and that was just in the U.S. Today, the iPhone 5 launches in 22 countries with inventory already in short supply. Clearly, mobileusers–and smartphone owners in particular– have arrived in force. They are using their phones to read and write customer reviews, search for stores and inventory, and become more connected than ever on a more sophisticated level.