Announced on September 21, the iPhone 5, although criticized, would have been pre-ordered more than 2 million times in the space of a day according to Apple.
Apple announced today that it has registered more than 2 million pre-orders in 24 hours for its new iPhone 5, surpassing the million record foriPhone 4S. TheiPhone 5 will initially be on sale in stores 9 countries, (United States, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore).
“Customer response to the iPhone has been phenomenal,” said Apple chief marketing officer Philip Schiller, who was quoted as saying. “The demand has exceeded the initial offer, and if the majority of pre-orders will be delivered to customers on September 21, many will not be delivered until October,” said Apple.
The Cupertino company had extended the delivery times announced on its official website on Friday, dropping from delivery on September 21 to 2 to 3 weeks. The iPhone 5 was raising huge fans’ expectations, and some experts predicted that it would be the biggest technology launch this year, with 10 million copies sold very quickly after launch.
The list of countries will soon be extended to 20 additional countries next week to count a hundred others by the end of 2012. It now remains to be seen whether Apple’s stocks will be sufficient to meet this huge demand…