Apple has just announced that it received over 2 million iPhone 5 pre-orders in the first 24 hours.
On Friday, Apple had said that it was completely blown away by the customer response to iPhone 5. AT&T had also issued a statement earlier today that iPhone 5 set a new sales record and was the fastest selling iPhone it has ever offered.
Apple has issued the following statement:
Apple today announced pre-orders of its iPhone® 5 topped two million in just 24 hours, more than double the previous record of one million held by iPhone 4S. Demand for iPhone 5 exceeds the initial supply and while the majority of pre-orders will be delivered to customers on September 21, many are scheduled to be delivered in October. [..]
“iPhone 5 pre-orders have shattered the previous record held by iPhone 4S and the customer response to iPhone 5 has been phenomenal,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPhone 5 is the best iPhone yet, the most beautiful product we’ve ever made, and we hope customers love it as much as we do.”
iPhone 5 goes on sale in US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK on Friday, September 21.
If you haven’t pre-ordered the iPhone 5 yet, then you will be able to pick one up at Apple’s retail stores as well as from AT&T, Sprint and Verizon retail stores or resellers like Walmart, Target, Radio Shack on Friday.