iPhone 5 Receives Two Million Pre-orders In First 24 Hours
Apple never misses an opportunity which it can use to boast the sale numbers of it’s new products. Everyone has been anticipating large sale numbers for the newly announced iPhone 5 and analysts have been predicting sale numbers of around a few millions in first weeks of it’s launch. Recently Apple has published an official Press Release in which it has announced the total number of pre-orders the company has received in the first 24 hours of iPhone 5 sales.
The numbers are unbelievable, according to the PR Apple received two million pre-orders for it’s flagship smartphone in first 24 hours only. Although Apple didn’t announce how many pre-orders it has received in total until now, based on this number it is safe to assume that the number will be around 3-4 million.
Due to this high demand Apple notes in it’s Press release that many buyers will have to wait until next month for their device to be shipped to them as the initial supply of iPhone 5 is not enough for everyone. The two million pre-orders in first 24 hours is a record in itself. Previously iPhone 4S was the most pre-ordered phone on first day of launch and it only received a million pre-orders last year. iPhone 4S’s number for the first day is exactly half when compared to pre-orders received by the new iPhone 5. According to Apple iPhone 5 is the most successfully launched iPhone the company has ever released up to this date.
This overwhelming demand for the new iOS 6 powered is ofcourse due to it’s stunning 4-inch Retina Display screen, thin design, and faster processor that make it twice as fast as the previous generation iPhone 4S. Other features of this new iPhone include 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and Face-detection feature, HD front camera, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, new dock connector, and much more.
Here’s the full press release by Apple:
iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Top Two Million in First 24 Hours
CUPERTINO, California—September 17, 2012—Apple® today announced pre-orders of its iPhone® 5 topped two million in just 24 hours, more than double the previous record of one million held by iPhone 4S. Demand for iPhone 5 exceeds the initial supply and while the majority of pre-orders will be delivered to customers on September 21, many are scheduled to be delivered in October. iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina™ display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology*—all while delivering even better battery life.**
“iPhone 5 pre-orders 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.”
iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new user features including: an all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography, turn-by-turn navigation and an amazing new Flyover™ view; Facebook integration for Contacts and Calendar, with the ability to post directly from Notification Center; Passbook®, the simplest way to get all your passes in one place; new Siri® features, including support for more languages, easy access to sports scores, restaurant recommendations and movie listings;*** Siri and Facebook-enabled apps like Photos, Safari® and Maps; and Shared Photo Streams via iCloud®.