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.

By the way, if you've somehow missed the news about Apple's latest and greatest, feel free to check our shockingly extensive coverage!


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  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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94 Comments

1. McJobs

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

35. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 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: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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_

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 15, 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!

2. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

world record ? :)

68. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sweet ready to get mine friday

20. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

luckyy.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I will b lining up though

34. xoutrageousx

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 22, 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: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol my pre order date was the 28 so I decided to jus go to AT&T and line up

59. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

hahahah! PATHETIC. Let me know if you see any "cute girls" pfffff BWAHAHAHA

65. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

whoa, easy there bud. its just the internet. nice rice burner though, talking about that pos eclipse lolololol

73. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Says the guido... Have another drink in your lame ass club you lush.

71. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm sure I will, but the cute girl I wanna see is the one I'm dating BWAHAHAHAHA THAT!!!

74. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Keep tellin yourself that "darkkjedii" LOL she probably weights 300lbs

69. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's what I'm getting too. The 64's tend to sell last due to the expense.

85. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Droid what's your next phone bro?

36. mandkeee

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 27, 2009

yes.....iphone 5 is way much better qulity than any android phone ...especially G3.....they using cheap plastic .... what a shame....

40. Lousclues

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Do you still live with your mom?

50. Ravail

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

Lol at least the GS3's screen doesnt crack on the 1st drop.. Apple fanboy.

57. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

Lol have you been watching the drop tests? The GS3 cracks easier than the iphone does hahaha

61. cfprelude

Posts: 140; Member since: Oct 27, 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: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

The GSIII breaks more easily than the iPhone.

67. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

What is the world coming to :(

4. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

beating the S3's 20 million sales is going to be like so easy and this is just pre orders

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