iPhone 5 pre-orders exceed 2 million in first 24 hours
This is one gigantic number that is more than doubling the success of the iPhone 4S, which was pre-ordered about 1 million times during its first 24 hours of pre-availability. Apple informs that while the majority of iPhone 5 pre-orders will be shipped on September 21, some of them will have to be delayed until October, due to insufficient initial supply.
According to the company, it is the new features like the refined design, bigger, 4" screen, A6 system chip and iOS 6, which have attracted customers to the new handset.
The iPhone 5 will also be available in Apple stores starting September 21, 8AM local time, for those who couldn't place a pre-order early, or prefer the live, one-on-one experience with those geniuses.
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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 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina™ display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology*—all while delivering even better battery life.**
“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.”
iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new user features including: an all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography, turn-by-turn navigation and an amazing new Flyover™ view; Facebook integration for Contacts and Calendar, with the ability to post directly from Notification Center; Passbook®, the simplest way to get all your passes in one place; new Siri® features, including support for more languages, easy access to sports scores, restaurant recommendations and movie listings;*** Siri and Facebook-enabled apps like Photos, Safari® and Maps; and Shared Photo Streams via iCloud®.
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.
* LTE is available through select carriers. Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks, check with your carrier for details.
** Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
*** Not all features are supported in all countries.
**** Availability varies by carrier.
Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.
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35. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 107; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
i think that this numbers are fakes or apple themself are buying their own iphone. why?, if u see iphone5 is doubling the iphone 4s in everything (literally): the geekbenchmark iphone 4s: 800- iphone 5: 1600.... pre orders: iphone 4s: 1 millions - iphone 5: 2 millions.... to me its too exact. dont trust in that kind of coincidence
87. -box- (Posts: 3706; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Ooh, now that is something I hadn't considered... apple buying its own junk to overinflate its numbers... Wouldn't surprise me, but if some regulatory body found out it would be a bad day for apple
46. Apple_Royally_ (banned) (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)
No other than Apple yet once again has, can done it again....We are, the world is behind you Apple! We thanks Apple again!
68. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5522; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Just need to exceed 20 million in 100 days.
90. Hemlocke (unregistered)
That's 2 million just from Apple. The phone isn't even out yet, and I'm sure the total sales by next Monday will be in the 6-10 million range.
34. xoutrageousx (Posts: 70; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
I got mine pre ordered, will be shipped to my place on 9/21.
A lot of call of duty was played that night to stay up.
58. darkkjedii (Posts: 10059; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Lol my pre order date was the 28 so I decided to jus go to AT&T and line up
59. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)
I should get mine around the 28 as I just sold the iphone 4s to get this so I activated my Android while I get the i5
62. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1546; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
hahahah! PATHETIC. Let me know if you see any "cute girls" pfffff BWAHAHAHA
65. paulyyd (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)
whoa, easy there bud. its just the internet. nice rice burner though, talking about that pos eclipse lolololol
73. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1546; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Says the guido... Have another drink in your lame ass club you lush.
71. darkkjedii (Posts: 10059; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I'm sure I will, but the cute girl I wanna see is the one I'm dating BWAHAHAHAHA THAT!!!
74. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1546; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Keep tellin yourself that "darkkjedii" LOL she probably weights 300lbs
69. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5522; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
You may be disappointed. During the 4S release, inventory sent to stores was tight except for the high-end (64 Gb) units.
72. darkkjedii (Posts: 10059; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
That's what I'm getting too. The 64's tend to sell last due to the expense.
36. mandkeee (Posts: 78; Member since: 27 Feb 2009)
yes.....iphone 5 is way much better qulity than any android phone ...especially G3.....they using cheap plastic ....
what a shame....
50. Ravail (Posts: 181; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)
Lol at least the GS3's screen doesnt crack on the 1st drop.. Apple fanboy.
54. kirholstov (Posts: 135; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
57. Lift_Off (Posts: 151; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)
Lol have you been watching the drop tests? The GS3 cracks easier than the iphone does hahaha
61. cfprelude (Posts: 115; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
sory - i have 3 iphones and 2 gsIIIs in our house and in real life thats just not the case. and really... if you drop your phone it should break. people need to stop dropping them. but sitting on iphones ive known many people to break front or back glass pieces easily. and i'm 220lbs and sat on my gsIII with no issue.
77. E.N. (Posts: 2223; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
The GSIII breaks more easily than the iPhone.
4. dickwyn (Posts: 566; Member since: 07 May 2012)
beating the S3's 20 million sales is going to be like so easy and this is just pre orders
21. parvsingh05 (Posts: 97; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)
1st let dem beat 4s record, then they shud think bout the mighty iphone 5
28. jove39 (Posts: 1241; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
May be iPhone5 will beat S3's 20mn sales...but then Android has more than one top end offerings...One X, S3, Note, GNex etc...sales are divided...but anyway...sales number doesn't really matter...GNexus is awesome device for $349 unlocked...but still lacks in sales...sales number can only define popularity...not greatness of phone!
37. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 107; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
dont know how in hell the american is the first country in the world. to me must of them are so stupids. buying an iphone5 WHAT!! ??
5. wendygarett (unregistered)
Of course it sold out well...
Take that android, for abandon the small inch screen market!!!
7. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
It only sell that much because other than the ipad its quite literally the only ios device on the market. while android has hundreds and the sgs3 still single handedly outsold the iphone for 3 months.
17. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
Quid pro quo. It's no feat the GSIII outsold the 4S. The 4S has been on the market for nearly a year.
Why is this always a competition on who sells the most? I look for Android to take on Apple's success and have each manufacturer design a better phone.
Ergo, the new Nexus smartphone.
18. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
I just think its sad that after a year my sgs2 still outperforms the iphone4s just like the sgs3 does the i5
6. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
This was expected considering the fact that some people waited for this rather going to the 4S.
8. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
So apple could sell maybe even 50 million handsets in the following three month period.
I predicted 45, but honestly I don't care.
Like I said, Apple can break his own records as much as they wish but they can't even dream about winning against android worldwide which is projected to sell 110 million in the last quarter.
44. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
Here's the thing, you can't fairly compare the sales of a single handset to the sell of all handsets carrying an operating system. iPhone vs. a single phone, yes. iOS vs. Android, yes. But iPhone vs. Android isn't a real comparison. It's the sale of hardware vs. the proliferation of software.
It's common knowledge that Android stomps iOS in market share. But that's also the case when you compare the iPhone's sales vs. that of another single handset.
53. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
what's up JeffdaBeat... where have you been hiding???
60. Lift_Off (Posts: 151; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)
I like how this guy got thumbed down even though he is completely correct!
63. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1546; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Fanboys don't like the harsh reality they can only win device to device. Same thing can be said about fandroids and iPhone record sales
80. E.N. (Posts: 2223; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Haha so true. After a while you learn that how many thumbs up or down you have really doesn't mean anything.
9. Gaytor (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)
Note2 should sell 50 million because its that good. The rest can do what they please.
10. xtian1103 (Posts: 352; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
some people just like the simple features of the iphone. while some wants the super phones offered by android and windows phone. it really doesn't take a genius to know that we all have different choices.
11. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 258; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Go go ifans unleash your icrowd power. Waiting with popcorn the new iqueues!
George Orwell had to see this.
13. eisenbricher (Posts: 970; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
I don't hate apple, I'd prefer an iPhone anytime for anyone who is less concerned about technology, such as my sister or mom. Only bad thing is their profit margin!!! They LOOT you, why don't people understand?? It grabs 70% of market profit by selling a much smaller percentage of phones. The buyers are Victims, I couldn't care less for them.. Just that after looking at them I feel misery instad of envious feeling that I'd feel if someone buys Lumia or Galaxy.
14. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
I think its the screen as Apple fans have been wanting a bigger screen for some time now. I will be interested in how those numbers translate on marketshare as I can imagine the change will not be as much considering their large user base. And especially if its just old users dropping down for the new phone.
42. Aeires (unregistered)
I think it's all the screen. Most people don't care what level of iOS it is, or the processor speeds, it's the screen size that says it all.
Just wonder how many are going to be happy with bordered, 3.5" apps while they wait for the developers to push updates out. And what will happen for the people using the older 3.5" models when an app is updated to run on 4.0" screens?
81. E.N. (Posts: 2223; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
It's not just old users, though. sorry
- its also android users (not only from low end), blackberry, and first time smartphone buyers.
15. ryq24 (Posts: 468; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
wow! that is awesome. but how long can it sustain this streak that is the bigger question. right now all those apple fans are the one pre ordering and standing on line. after that, will it be able to sell that much? having said that, i think the 4" screen is the biggest selling point!
16. VJo003 (Posts: 320; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)
In life everyone makes decisions... And then they have to live with them.
Here are 2 million of them...
22. jove39 (Posts: 1241; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Wow...how people can "be so mad" or "love" a phone...hope all 2mn of them get some sort of satisfaction with this device...have fun with your new gadget :)
Yeah...I am a Android Fan :)
23. jshan (Posts: 155; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)
This is really nice !! I think I still gotta stay with apple !! Beating all sgs3 with their 2 core chip and 1 gb of ram ? ( fighting against 2 gb of ram and 4 cores chip that bundled with sgs3 ) ??? What do you thing guys ?? With jelly bean they can beat iPhone5 with little number of scores but what after ios 6.1 ???? Hm..
24. structureman116 (Posts: 135; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)
I can understand people who have not had an iphone jumping on this ship if that is what they want...what I don't understand is iphone 4 and 4s users paying to get this phone when the majority of the changes are coming throught the update to iOS 6, which will be sent out to the 4 and 4s on Wednesday!
25. amiaq (Posts: 377; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
Wow! congratulation iPhone users you all deserve it. It is truly made for you.
29. Sakeem (Posts: 131; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
This was expected. No surprise that it will outsell everything that's out currently. Also, if you notice, we as in tech savy people, are the ones comparing it to other phones. Those that are loyal to the Apple ecosystem could care less about that. All they know is that this is a great upgrade from the 4 and 4s, and in those terms, it is.
31. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Well said. Apple products serve their users well. They will not always set records, but the iPhone and iPad loyalty is amazing.