Apple Sells Over Two Million iPhone 5 Pre-Orders In First 24 Hours
Apple previously stated that it was blown away by the customer response to the launching of the iPhone 5. Now we know why. Apple has just announced in a press release that iPhone 5 pre-orders topped two million in the first 24 hours.
This is a new record for Apple, doubling last year’s record set by the iPhone 4S. I think it’s safe to say that demand for the iPhone 5 far surpasses the initial supply, although Apple has stated that the “majority of pre-orders” will be delivered to customers on September 21.
Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing said, “iPhone 5 pre-orders have shattered the previous record held by iPhone 4S and the customer response to iPhone 5 have been phenomenal. 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.”
The iPhone 5 will be available at Apple’s 365 retail locations in the U.S. on Friday, September 21, at 8 a.m. local time for those who are brave enough to face the crowds and lines. Everyone who buys the iPhone from a retail location will be offered free Personal Setup service to get the iPhone up and running before they leave the Apple Store.
It will also be available through AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, select Best Buy, RadioShack, Target, and Walmart stores, and select Apple Authorized Resellers. On September 28, the iPhone 5 will be launch in 22 more countries around the world.