Over two million iPhone 5 orders in 24 hours
18 Sep 2012
Breaks the one million record of iPhone 4S
We mentioned yesterday that Apple's new iPhone had gone down well with the buying public after Apple described pre-orders as 'incredible'. Today, we have the numbers.
Apple has announced that over two million orders have been made for the upcoming iPhone 5, which smashes the previous record of one million for its predecessor, the iPhone 4S. So it is no surprise to see current advanced orders getting a shipping date of weeks rather than days.
It all means that if you still haven't ordered via Apple (and plan to do so), you will not get your new phone until October. So the option is to go via the networks, which still seem to have stock available, or get in the queue at an Apple Store. We don't know how much stock each of those is holding, but they usually get through the first days if you are easy on capacity and colour.
By contrast, if you were quick off the mark on Friday morning, your phone might well be on its way to you already. According to the Apple Insider site, shipping of new iPhones has already started straight from China, kicking off on Sunday. The scheduled arrival date is still this coming Friday, but there's every chance that early pre-orders might arrive before that. Yes, you might get an iPhone 5 before the poor folk queuing a week in advance at a store.
Not that the exclusivity will last long. With so many orders and heavy sales expected on Friday, the iPhone 5 could be a pretty common sight in cafes and bars this weekend.
Source: Apple Insider