Apple iPhone 5 pre-orders top 2 million units in first 24 hours

Apple has officially announced that the pre-orders for the iPhone 5 has crossed 2 million, 24 hours after the pre-orders began on September 14th. Apple spokesperson said yesterday that the company was blown away by the response to the iPhone 5. Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 last week that packs in a larger 4-inch display and a A6 chip. It also comes with an improved 8MP auto focus camera and an 1.2 MP front-facing camera with 720p HD video. It also has an an improved battery that offers 10 hours of 4G talktime and 8 hours of 3G talktime.

Apple has informed that the demand for iPhone 5 has exceeded the initial supply, while the majority of pre-orders will be delivered to customers on September 21. It would also be available from 356 Apple retail stores in the US beginning at 8 a.m. local time on Friday, September 21. It would also be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK on September 21st.

The Apple iPhone 5 is priced at $199 (US) for the 16GB model, $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the 64GB model with contract and would be available through AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, select Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and Walmart stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

It would go on sale in 22 more countries on September 28 and is expected in 100 countries with 240 carriers by December 2012.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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