Apple today announced it has sold over five million of its new iPhone 5, just three days after its launch on September 21, and more than 100 million iOS devices have been updated with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. iPhone 5 is available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK, and will be available in 22 more countries on September 28 and more than 100 countries by the end of the year. Demand for iPhone 5 exceeded the initial supply and while the majority of pre-orders have been shipped to customers, many are scheduled to be shipped in October.
“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.”
iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology*—all while delivering even better battery life.**
Pricing And Availability
iPhone 5 comes in either white & silver or black & slate, and will be available without contract from the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com/uk) and Apple’s retail stores for a suggested retail price of £529 inc VAT (£440.83 ex VAT) for the 16GB model and £599 inc VAT (£499.17 ex VAT) for the 32GB model and £699 inc VAT (£582.50 ex VAT) for the 64GB model. iPhone 4S will also be available for just £449 inc VAT (£374.17 ex VAT) and iPhone 4 will be available for £319 inc VAT (£265.83 ex VAT). iPhone 5 will be available at select Apple Authorised Resellers and through Everything Everywhere, Orange, O2, T-Mobile, Vodafone, 3.***
iPhone 5 will be available on September 28 in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
* LTE is available through select carriers. Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks, check with your carrier for details.
** Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
*** Not all features are supported in all countries. Availability and contract pricing varies by carrier.