iPhone 5 preorders top 2M in first 24 hours, shattering record
The iPhone 5 vs. the iPhone 4S.
(Credit: James Martin/CNET)
Apple said today that the iPhone 5 notched more than 2 million preorders in its first 24 hours, more than doubling the tally of the iPhone 4S last year.
The iPhone 4S saw 1 million preorders over its first 24 hours.
It’s not a huge surprise that the preorders are so high; Apple’s Web site was overwhelmed on Friday, and the carrier stores began to push back their delivery estimates toward the end of the day. The iPhone 5 is benefiting from pent-up demand among consumers who had sought a new design, bigger display, and a 4G LTE…
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