Apple’s iPhone 5 had more than 2 million pre-orders in 24 hours
Pre-orders broke 2 million in the first 24 hours of availability. This is more than double the previous record of one million devices pre-ordered, held by iPhone 4S.
“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.
Of course this huge demand means that it may take a little longer for many people to receive the phone. Apple claims the “majority” of pre-orders will be delivered to customers on Sept. 21, but “many” are scheduled to be delivered in October.
AT&T also announced the iPhone 5 is the best-selling iPhone the company has ever had. “Customers ordered more iPhones from AT&T than any previous model both on its first day of pre-orders and over the weekend.”