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iPhone 5 pre-orders exceed 2 million in first 24 hours

iPhone 5 pre-orders exceed 2 million in first 24 hours
OK, folks, the official numbers are in, and it looks like it has been another record-shattering launch for Apple. The iPhone 5, which became available for pre-order on September 12, has been pre-ordered more than 2 million times during the 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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