iPhone 5 preorder sales reach 2 million in first 24 hours, more than double of iPhone 4S, Apple saysBy Angel Cuala on Sep 18, 2012 in Smartphone, Technology •
Updated: December 17, 2012 5:30 p.m.
Apple announced on Monday, September 17, 2012 that iPhone 5 preorder sales have reached to 2 million in the first 24 hours after it was unveiled last Wednesday, September 12 in an Apple event. This is more than double than the iPhone 4S preorders back in October 2011.
As reported by Apple on its official website that day, the demand for the iPhone 5 exceeded the earlier record of one million preorders of iPhone 4S, which also reached to 4 million units sold in the first 3 days. Majority of its preorders will be delivered to customers on Friday, September 21, but a lot of them to be delivered next month.
As announced by Apple earlier, iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever released, which weighs just about 112 grams and has a thickness of 7.6 mm. Among its key features include having the new 4-inch Retina display, an Apple-designed A6 chip that promises 2x faster graphics, and an extended battery life.
“iPhone 5 preorders have shattered the previous record held by iPhone 4S and the customer response to iPhone 5 has been phenomenal.” Philip Schiller, Apple‘s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, was quoted at Apple.com, with the latest iPhone also coming with a screen resolution of 1136×640 pixel.
“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.” Schiller added. iPhone 5 was made available via AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, the same as iPhone 4S.
iPhone 5 preorder page
Screenshot Credit: Apple.com
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