“Apple announced that it sold more than 2 million iPhone 5s in mainland China last weekend, beating its previous Chinese iPhone releases — including the iPhone 4S that triggered launch-day riots last January,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.

With the Chinese New Year beginning on February 10 and shopping season starting in January, Apple has the two hottest products (i.e., iPhone 5 and iPad mini) in the world available for the Chinese consumers… – Topeka’s Brian White

We view this as a very strong launch, particularly in light of a relatively limited 3G subscriber base in China… – ISI’s Brian White

Much more in the full article, including a chart from Asymco’s Horace Dediu that shows iPhone 5 performance versus other iPhone and iPad model lauches, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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