“Demand for iPhone 5 has been incredible and we are working hard to get an iPhone 5 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible,” Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said. “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. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough iPhone 5s for everyone.”
Apple also said that more than 100 million iOS devices have been updated with iOS 6, the iPhone maker’s latest mobile operating system. iOS 6 has been available for download since last Wednesday, and it ships with the iPhone 5.