Apple sets new record of 9 million iPhones sold since launch of 5S, 5C
NEW YORK CITY (AFP) - Apple said Monday it sold a record nine million iPhones in the three days after launching two new versions of the smartphone.
"This is our best iPhone launch yet - more than nine million new iPhones sold -new record for first weekend sales," said Apple chief executive Tim Cook in a statement.
Apple said demand has exceeded the supply for the new handsets, and that some customers will have to wait.
"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," Mr Cook said.