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

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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  • thecolorblue
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  • jimmyjohnz
    So even Apple underestimated the amount of people it could sucker in?
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  • keither5150
    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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  • the curse is not over yet...
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  • vkg1
    I hate the iCrap 5 and feel sorry for all the mentally challenged people who want to buy it.
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  • Zingam
    Yet another proof that the number of idiots and the quantity of stupidity doubles each year.
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  • JackNaylorPE
    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
    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
    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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  • if bigger is better why dont you carry around an ipad in ur pocket?
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