The iPhone 5 had the highest first-day sales of any iPhone model yet, hitting 2 million. Using Apple data, we compared that number with first-day sales for some of the previous iPhone models. Note: In this chart, we didn’t incude the original iPhone, the 3G or the 3GS because Apple didn’t release first-day figures for those models. (Apple announced that the original iPhone had sold 270,000 in the first 30 hours, and said only that the 3Gs and 3GSs had hit the million sales mark in their opening weekends.)
How the iPhone 5 did on its first day vs some of the earlier iPhones.