Apple iPhone 5 sales sets records

Apple Inc sold out of its latest smartphone, with more than 5 million

iPhone 5s sold in the three days since it hit stores, according to a company statement. Apple unveiled the latest iPhone 5 on Sept. 12.

An Apple employee riles up his coworkers outside the Fifth Avenue Apple store to celebrate the release of the iPhone 5, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in New York. Hundreds of people waited in line through the early morning to be among the first to get their hands on the highly anticipated phone. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
An Apple employee riles up his coworkers outside the Fifth Avenue Apple store to celebrate the release of the iPhone 5, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in New York. Hundreds of people waited in line through the early morning to be among the first to get their hands on the highly anticipated phone. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
An Apple employee riles up his coworkers outside the Fifth Avenue Apple store to celebrate the release of the iPhone 5, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in New York. Hundreds of people waited in line through the early morning to be among the first to get their hands on the highly anticipated phone. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Kae Shibata 20, left, and Yutaro Noji, 21, show off Apple's iPhone 5 after they bought at a store in Tokyo Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Kae Shibata 20, left, and Yutaro Noji, 21, show off Apple's iPhone 5 after they bought at a store in Tokyo Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Kae Shibata 20, left, and Yutaro Noji, 21, show off Apple's iPhone 5 after they bought at a store in Tokyo Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
A customer shows her new iPhone 5 at the Apple store in Hong Kong Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Apple's Asian fans jammed the tech juggernaut's shops in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore to pick up the latest version of its iPhone. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
A customer shows her new iPhone 5 at the Apple store in Hong Kong Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Apple's Asian fans jammed the tech juggernaut's shops in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore to pick up the latest version of its iPhone. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
A customer shows her new iPhone 5 at the Apple store in Hong Kong Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Apple's Asian fans jammed the tech juggernaut's shops in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore to pick up the latest version of its iPhone. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
A customer cheers with staff members of Apple Inc. as the Apple store in Hong Kong started selling iPhone 5 Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Apple's Asian fans jammed the tech juggernaut's shops in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore to pick up the latest version of its iPhone. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
A customer cheers with staff members of Apple Inc. as the Apple store in Hong Kong started selling iPhone 5 Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Apple's Asian fans jammed the tech juggernaut's shops in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore to pick up the latest version of its iPhone. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
A customer cheers with staff members of Apple Inc. as the Apple store in Hong Kong started selling iPhone 5 Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Apple's Asian fans jammed the tech juggernaut's shops in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore to pick up the latest version of its iPhone. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hazem Sayed, 54, the first in line to purchase the new iPhone 5, holds up his new phone in front of media outside the Fifth Avenue Apple store, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in New York. Hundreds of people waited in line through the early morning to be among the first to get their hands on the highly anticipated phone. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Hazem Sayed, 54, the first in line to purchase the new iPhone 5, holds up his new phone in front of media outside the Fifth Avenue Apple store, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in New York. Hundreds of people waited in line through the early morning to be among the first to get their hands on the highly anticipated phone. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Hazem Sayed, 54, the first in line to purchase the new iPhone 5, holds up his new phone in front of media outside the Fifth Avenue Apple store, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in New York. Hundreds of people waited in line through the early morning to be among the first to get their hands on the highly anticipated phone. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Customers celebrate as Apple Inc. started selling iPhone 5 at a store in Tokyo Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2012. Apple’s Asian fans jammed the tech juggernaut’s shops in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore to pick up the latest version of its iPhone. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Customers celebrate as Apple Inc. started selling iPhone 5 at a store in Tokyo Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2012. Apple’s Asian fans jammed the tech juggernaut’s shops in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore to pick up the latest version of its iPhone. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Customers celebrate as Apple Inc. started selling iPhone 5 at a store in Tokyo Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2012. Apple’s Asian fans jammed the tech juggernaut’s shops in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore to pick up the latest version of its iPhone. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, talks about the features of the new camera and iSight during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 at an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, talks about the features of the new camera and iSight during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 at an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks on stage during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 at an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks on stage during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 at an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks on stage during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 at an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Apple CEO Tim Cook walks on stage at the beginning of an event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Apple is holding an event in San Francisco during which it is expected to announce a new iPhone capable of faster data speeds. It may also come with a taller screen. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Apple CEO Tim Cook walks on stage at the beginning of an event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Apple is holding an event in San Francisco during which it is expected to announce a new iPhone capable of faster data speeds. It may also come with a taller screen. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Apple CEO Tim Cook walks on stage at the beginning of an event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Apple is holding an event in San Francisco during which it is expected to announce a new iPhone capable of faster data speeds. It may also come with a taller screen. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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