Apple Sells 5 Million iPhone 5s, Few Phones Shipped to Retailers

Apple stores were where it was at


Apple may have reserved the lion's share of iPhone 5 handsets for its own stores, leaving other retailers more empty-handed.

Citing "store sales staff and other people familiar with the situation," the Wall Street Journal reported today that Apple's own stores seemed to have a healthy stock of iPhone 5 units to sell this past weekend. But other retail outlets had to grapple with a much more limited supply right from the get-go.