It's all about the fives. Apple announced Monday morning that 5 million of its iPhone 5s were sold in the first weekend, setting a record for opening-weekend iPhone sales. The phone, which has a larger 4-inch screen, faster processor and LTE data transmission, went on sale online Sept. 12 and in stores at 8 a.m. local time Friday. In the first 24 hours of pre-sale, 2 million phones were purchased online.
"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," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement this morning.
For now, iPhones are slated to ship within three to four weeks through Apple.com.
Despite complaints about Apple's new Maps app, which replaced Google Maps in the new iOS 6 operating system, 100 million iOS devices have been updated to the new software. Since launching, many people have complained about misplaced points of interest and important missing places. Still, iOS 6 has been the fastest iOS software download.
Some analysts predicted that Apple would sell as many as 10 million phones in the first weekend; company stock was down 2.1 percent in pre-market trading.
Still, Apple seems on track to beat Samsung's latest achievement. Samsung recently announced that it had sold more than 20 million Galaxy S 3s - the iPhone 5′s closest rival – in 100 days. Samsung and Apple have been involved in ongoing intellectual property disputes in the United State and around the world over smartphone technology.
Tuesday, December 3 2013 10:48 PM EST2013-12-04 03:48:06 GMT
Canton residents have voted down a proposal to build a new aquatic center. The city required 60% of voters to approve the bond to pass; only 50.9 voted yes. Canton financial officer Kyle Cwach said 412 votedMore >>
Canton residents have voted down a proposal to build a new aquatic center.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:43 PM EST2013-12-05 04:43:28 GMT
Two children are unaccounted for after a destructive house fire Wednesday in rural Minnesota. The fire at a two-story single family farmhouse in Lucan, Minn., a town about 22 miles east of Marshall, wasMore >>
Two children are unaccounted for after a destructive house fire Wednesday in rural Minnesota. More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:24 PM EST2013-12-05 04:24:42 GMT
After two days of blowing snow, the Aberdeen community is getting ready for another round of dangerous winter weather. The temperature began dropping Wednesday, starting in the 20s Wednesday morning, droppingMore >>
After two days of blowing snow, the Aberdeen community is getting ready for another round of dangerous winter weather.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:04 PM EST2013-12-05 03:04:56 GMT
Three people were hospitalized after a house in central Aberdeen early Wednesday evening. Aberdeen Battalion Chief Randy Meister said crews responded to the home in the 900 block of S. Main around 5 p.m.More >>
Three people were hospitalized after a house in central Aberdeen early Wednesday evening.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:00 PM EST2013-12-05 03:00:12 GMT
The dreaded shoveling of snow -- and for business owners downtown, there's an even bigger incentive to get it done faster: customers! But one business owner says the city isn't doing enough. "On theMore >>
Downtown Sioux Falls business owners were out shoveling multiple times on Wednesday clearing paths to their shopsMore >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 9:39 PM EST2013-12-05 02:39:18 GMT
Fire destroyed a home in Wessington Springs Wednesday evening, a Jerauld County Sheriff deputy told KSFY. The home in southern Wessington Springs was totally engulfed when firefighters arrived on scene.More >>
Fire destroyed a home in Wessington Springs Wednesday evening, a Jerauld County Sheriff deputy told KSFY.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:28 PM EST2013-12-05 00:28:07 GMT
Court documents released Wednesday said the suspects believed there was $100,000 in Jordan LeBeau's home. Officer Sam Clemens said, "I think it's pretty obvious that this is drug related. What we foundMore >>
Court documents released Wednesday said the suspects believed there was $100,000 in Jordan LeBeau's home. Officer Sam Clemens said, "I think it's pretty obvious that this is drug related. What we found inside the house also backs this up. This house was targeted it wasn't a random act, they purposely went to this house."More >>