2 million iPhone 5s pre-ordered in the first 24 hours!

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.

Via: AppleInsider

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  • Danny Kim

    iPhone is doing the same thing to the phone industry as call of duty to the gaming industry. Minimal pointless refresh that does little to no changes but people will eat it up

  • Norwegiantroll

    Anyone know when the preorders will be for the countries that the iPhone 5 is going to be released in at 28th September? I live in Norway, and want to preorder, but theres no news about it… On the official Apple.com page, it only says “Comming soon”. Anyone know? Thanks for the answer!

  • FaddyHannaOraha

    apple brainwash people 

  • Guest911

    Apple sets records, Samsung creates newspaper ads reminding people that the iPhone is here. Morons!

  • BillThomas

     @FaddyHannaOraha  cry me a river and really its none of your damn business if people like Apple if u dont Apple makes awesome products and if they didnt they wouldn’t of sold over 2 million phones i got the iPhone because androids sucks so go bitch and whine over on the android fan bitch site!

  • Androidkiller

     @Norwegiantroll 21st