AT&T has said that it has set a new sales record with Apple’s new iPhone 5 pre-orders over the weekend, making it the fastest selling iPhone the company has ever offered, according to report on Reuters.
This doesn’t come as a major surprise as Apple had said that it was completely blown away by customer response to iPhone 5 on Friday.
AT&T did not reveal the number of iPhone 5s sold. We expect Apple and its carrier partners to announce the numbers next week, after the launch weekend. AT&T had activated 1 million iPhone 4S over the launch weekend last year.
iPhone 5 goes on sale in US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK on Friday, September 21.
Apple started taking iPhone 5 pre-orders on Friday and sold out it’s iPhone 5 stock for launch day delivery in less than an hour and is now quoting delivery estimates of 2-3 weeks currently.
Delivery estimates for new iPhone 5 pre-orders have slipped by a week on Verizon and AT&T is quoting shipping estimates of 14-21 business days.
Apple has already started shipping iPhone 5 to customers for the launch day.
Customers who haven’t pre-ordered the iPhone 5 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.