Apple sold 5 million iPhone 5s in the first weekend of the device’s release, the company said.
The company also reported that more than 100 million iOS devices have been updated with iOS 6.
The figures come after Apple reported last week that it had received 2 million orders for the iPhone 5 in the first 24 hours in which it was available. The total weekend sales dwarf those for the iPhone 4S. Apple sold 4 million of those phones in that product’s opening weekend which itself was a record; it took Apple three weeks to sell the comparable number of iPhone 4s in 2010.
Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg earlier this month predicted that Apple will sell 58 million iPhone 5 devices before the end of the year and receive $36.2 billion in revenues for the device. Other analysts have predicted sales of as much as 10 million units of the iPhone 5 this month. If the analysts’ predictions prove correct, then the sales will eclipse that of Apple’s fiscal first quarter — the first quarter in which the iPhone 4S was available — when the company sold 37 million iPhones.