Apple: iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Top Two Million in First 24 Hours

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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.”

If you were to compare this with the iPhone 4s launch, which has been Apple’s most successful iPhone, Apple had announced that it had sold one million iPhone 4s’ in the first 24 hours.

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.

[via Apple]