Apple has finally shown its hand. At the end of last week the company released a statement claiming that it had been “blown away” by pre-order sales. Today, Monday 17th, Cupertino announced that 2 million iPhone’s were pre-ordered in the first 24 hours. To put that in to perspective: it’s more than double what the iPhone 4S did last year. Matt Brian, editor over at TNW, broke it down on twitter:
Twenty-three iPhones every second. Considering it only launched in 12 countries, that’s some pretty impressive going right there.
“iPhone 5 preorders have shattered the previous record held by iPhone 4S and the customer response to iPhone 5 has been phenomenal,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “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.”
So there we have it, the iPhone 5 is a record-breaking iPhone. And it does seem as though most of the tech industry’s skepticism hasn’t rubbed off on the public who are more impressed than ever before by the iPhone.