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

Posted September 17, 2012 at 1:57pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10766 views

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."

Pricing & Availability
iPhone 5 will be available at 356 Apple retail stores in the US beginning at 8 a.m. local time on Friday, September 21. Every customer who buys an iPhone 5 at an Apple retail store will be offered free Personal Setup service, helping them customize their iPhone 5 by setting up email, showing them new apps from the App Store and more, so they'll be up and running with their new iPhone before they leave the store.

iPhone 5 comes in either white & silver or black & slate, and will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the 64GB model. iPhone 5 will be available from the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple's retail stores, and through AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, select Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and Walmart stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. iPhone 4S will also be available for just $99 (US) and iPhone 4 will be available for free with a two-year contract.

iPhone 5 will roll out worldwide to 22 more countries on September 28, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.




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Ih8rumors - September 18, 2012 at 8:48am
Sorry, typo .. I meant that "they have TO ship to stores and dealers."
Ih8rumors - September 18, 2012 at 8:45am
I honestly think thats a lie, theyre probably counting the ones they have the ship to dealers and apple stores for them to have in stock.. I smell bullsh1t..
Sam - September 18, 2012 at 6:36am
Guys if u ppl still think Samsung s3 is de best phone in market, I guess Samsung wouldn't have announced de launch of galaxy s4. A phone that is made of a banned product(plastic). What's de use of having a phone with bigger screen n higher processor but no juice(battery) in it to run throughout de day.
Zetaprime - September 17, 2012 at 5:37pm
That means that if I ordered only an hour into the rush and was given an Oct 5 date it must be in error and I will actually get it on the 21st despite what it says on my order status. At that hour there should still have been plenty of stock remaining.
Linkin - September 17, 2012 at 3:33pm
The iPhone 5 still feels way different than a 4s it might look the same in the pictures, but the screen looks huge when you're holding it. The reason why millions are buying, because its still a solid sexy phone that will last another year unlike android.
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