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iPhone 5 Gets Double the Pre-orders of iPhone 4S on Day 1

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Apple says demand has exceeded initial supply.

Apple's iPhone 5 might not go on sale for another few days but that hasn't stopped people pre-ordering the device for delivery on September 21. Apple this morning announced that the phone received two million pre-orders in the first 24 hours. Despite some people saying the iPhone 5 announcement was disappointing, Apple says the phone has received double the pre-orders that the iPhone 4S got in its first 24 hours.

 

"iPhone 5 pre-orders have shattered the previous record held by iPhone 4S and the customer response to iPhone 5 has been phenomenal," Apple VP Philip Schiller said this morning. "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."

For those of you worrying that such demand could mean a delay in your getting your brand new phone, Apple today admitted that demand for iPhone 5 exceeds the initial supply. While the majority of pre-orders will be delivered to customers on September 21, many are scheduled to be delivered in October. Indeed, a quick peek at Apple's website shows that the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models of the iPhone 5 are showing a ship time of '2-3 weeks' no matter what network you're on.

The iPhone 5 was announced last week and packs a 1GHz dual-core Apple A6 SoC, 1GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage, a 4.0-inch Retina display, an 8-megapixel camera in the back with a 1.2-megapixel lens up front, WiFi, and support for 4G LTE. It's due out on Friday.

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    jimmyjohnz , September 17, 2012 9:11 PM
    So even Apple underestimated the amount of people it could sucker in?
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    Zingam , September 17, 2012 9:20 PM
    Yet another proof that the number of idiots and the quantity of stupidity doubles each year.
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    thecolorblue , September 17, 2012 9:08 PM
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    thecolorblue , September 17, 2012 9:08 PM
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  • 24 Hide
    jimmyjohnz , September 17, 2012 9:11 PM
    So even Apple underestimated the amount of people it could sucker in?
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    keither5150 , September 17, 2012 9:12 PM
    I know 7 people with iphone 4 or 4s. Not only are they not pre ordering, they are waiting until the next iphone. The deal breaker is the format of the larger screen. Everyone would have rather kept the same ratio.
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    Anonymous , September 17, 2012 9:13 PM
    the curse is not over yet...
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    vkg1 , September 17, 2012 9:20 PM
    I hate the iCrap 5 and feel sorry for all the mentally challenged people who want to buy it.
  • 20 Hide
    Zingam , September 17, 2012 9:20 PM
    Yet another proof that the number of idiots and the quantity of stupidity doubles each year.
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    JackNaylorPE , September 17, 2012 9:22 PM
    I still miss my Treo 650 and haven't found anything that was as easy to use and functional as a "tool". I am not interested in an entertainment device. Much as I hate to admit it, for what I want to do with a smartphone (no movies, no youtube, no music) the i-Phone offers the best alternative for the usage and apps I need to have. Unfortunately, the double whammy of new form factor and new connector has the 3rd party accessory people way way behind and I think this will significantly curtail adoption. Without a new TomTom cradle for example, I have no interest in an upgrade at this point despite a screen that I cracked 2+ yeas ago on the 4.
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    Zingam , September 17, 2012 9:22 PM
    Please note: I am in no way against Apple. But seriously... preordering something that you don't know anything about? Seriously???? And it that case something totally useless like a mobile game console with a phone and overpriced at that? Seriously???? How can something be more stupid that that???
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    Zingam , September 17, 2012 9:24 PM
    keither5150I know 7 people with iphone 4 or 4s. Not only are they not pre ordering, they are waiting until the next iphone. The deal breaker is the format of the larger screen. Everyone would have rather kept the same ratio.


    :D  Why would you want a smaller screen?
    Both screens are equally wide, but one is taller? How is that bad?
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    Anonymous , September 17, 2012 9:30 PM
    if bigger is better why dont you carry around an ipad in ur pocket?
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    wolley74 , September 17, 2012 9:40 PM
    the Sheeple are rising
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    nocteratus , September 17, 2012 9:43 PM
    I don't care about pre-orders of the iphone 5 since I'm not getting one.
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    glasssplinter , September 17, 2012 9:48 PM
    In other news today the suicide rate of Foxconn workers has roughly doubled which in no way is linked to the demand for new icrap...
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    bak0n , September 17, 2012 9:52 PM
    Don't worry. The new Iphone 5 promises to shatter upon the slightest impact requiring the purchase of a new one at full price.
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    leafman420 , September 17, 2012 9:53 PM
    " the most beautiful product we've ever made " I dont know about other techs, but these word make me want to run and hide. If you buy your phone because it looks cool, then you are a dumb ass. Its better to buy your phone for the work it can do. For most ppl it dont have to do any work, because most ppl dont really work. they just talk to ppl all day on their Ishit. Oh I dont have a smart phone, dont need it i am intelligent with out that stupid phone. :)  Peace Leafman420 :) 
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    sundragon , September 17, 2012 9:55 PM
    trollkarlenthe curse is not over yet...


    Android faboi ranting aside.

    I'm not surprised. The shipping date slipped from one week to 2 weeks right after I placed my order at 7:30AM EST.

    for an iSheep I guess I made a good financial decision: I put my iPhone 4 on CL for $450 and I've had 4 offers. If you live in the US and you're out of your 2 year contract you can resell your phone for enough money to subsidize the purchase of a new phone with extra.

    Does anyone know the resale value of a 2 year old Samsung Android phone? LOL

    From my Nexus 7
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    izmanq , September 17, 2012 10:01 PM
    :D  double pre order ? somehow i don't believe it, more like apple trying to convince people that they still want that overpriced phone :p 
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    captaincharisma , September 17, 2012 10:17 PM
    of coarse it did most people found the 4S was too small an upgrade to even replace the iphone 4
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    xpeh , September 17, 2012 10:17 PM
    Sounds like Apple is trying to sell it's iPhone 5 quickly before the HTC lawsuit bans them.
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    dimar , September 17, 2012 10:18 PM
    No microSD? No native FLAC support? What a joke...
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