Apple gets record 2 million iPhone 5 orders in 24 hours
Published on Sep 17, 2012 9:08 PM
NEW YORK (AFP) - Apple said on Monday that it received more than two million orders for its new iPhone 5 in 24 hours, and that many deliveries would be pushed back into October because of strong demand.
"iPhone 5 pre-orders have shattered the previous record held by iPhone 4S and the customer response to iPhone 5 has been phenomenal," said Mr Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice-president of worldwide marketing.
Apple unveiled the new version of its iconic smartphone last Wednesday and opened up pre-orders on Friday.
The first customers in the United States and several other countries are expected to get the device Sept 21, but Apple said some would have to wait.
"Demand for iPhone 5 exceeds the initial supply and while the majority of pre-orders will be delivered to customers on Sept 21, many are scheduled to be delivered in October," an Apple statement said.