UK mobile phone retailer the Carphone Warehouse has revealed that the iPhone 5 is the most pre-ordered phone in the company's history. Pocket-Lint reports receiving confirmation from Craphone Warehouse that it has received four times as many pre-orders for the new iPhone than any other handset launch since the company began trading in 1989.
"Last week's pre orders for the iPhone 5 smashed all previous handset launches at Carphone Warehouse," says Graham Stapleton, Chief Commercial Officer at Carphone Warehouse.
The news is hardly surprising in light of Apple's announcement earlier this week that the phone had seen two million pre-orders in just one day. This is twice as many as the iPhone 4S sold in its first day of pre-orders and a record for Apple. That news actually helped push Apple past the $700-per-share mark the following day, the highest the company's shares have ever been.
Announced last Wednesday at an event in San Francisco, the iPhone 5 features a 4-inch 326 ppi, 1136 x 640 resolution display, the new Apple A6 SoC, an 8MP camera, improved battery life, 4G LTE, FaceTime over mobile networks, and iOS 6. The phone will launch in select countries on September 21.