Between its Sept. 21 launch and Oct. 7, the iPhone 5 accounted for 20 per cent of all smartphones activated in North America, according to an iQmetrix survey of almost 7,000 wireless retailers. The data is collected from its RQ4 Retail Mangement Software that is used to process handset transactions.

Canadians were particularly enthusiastic about the iPhone 5. The new gadget accounted for nearly one-third of all smartphone sales in Canada over those 11 days.

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