Yesterday was a big day for the iPhone 5 as it launched in 22 new countries throughout the world and on multiple regional U.S. carriers here within the U.S. Yes, not everyone’s iPhone 5 in the U.S. runs on Verizon and AT&T. And despite beginning its life residing on only AT&T, the iPhone has matured a lot and is now dispersed across major carriers and regional carriers alike.
But when the iPhone 5 was announced on September 12th and available for pre order, the device sold out in less than one hour. And then when it was made available to buy in-store on September 21st, the iPhone 5 become the best selling iPhone ever, and the best selling smartphone ever.
To keep the pressure on to sell even more iPhone 5′s, Apple released their newest iPad to 22 new countries on Friday.
And despite the massive sales volume, and push to internationally and across multiple carriers, Apple says that it is actually catching up with the demand of their most successful iPhone to date. This is a strong testimony to Apple’s management of their supply chain and global logistics operation.
So do you have the iPhone 5 yet? And did you have to wait in a long line, or did you have an excessive wait for your iPhone 5 to arrive?