The 50 Greatest Moments in Apple History

49. Apple Sells 5 Million iPhone 5s in Three Days

Year: 2011

When Tim Cook and Co. took the wraps off the all-new iPhone 5, analysts frowned and said it wouldn't sell. Some said it wasn't different enough from the outgoing iPhone 4S to make an impact or impress consumers. Others said, it wasn't enough to compete with the ever-growing and ever-improving competitors running Android. Turns out they were wrong. The iPhone 5, with its larger display, faster processor, and thinner profile was a hit, selling 5 million in three days.

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