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Over 2 million iPhone 5 prcommands in 24 hours

Over 2 million iPhone 5 prcommands in 24 hours

Available for pre-order this Friday in select countries, the iPhone 5 has passed more than two million pre-orders in just 24 hours, Apple announced on Monday. A new figure that "shatters" the old record held by the iPhone 4S.

Philip Schiller, Apple vice president of marketing, presents the iPhone 5 AFP

As we told you a little bit more during the day, the new iPhone seems destined to succeed. Evidenced by the press release sent by Apple this Monday afternoon to the press. In the press release, the American glove announced that it had received more than two million iPhone pre-orders in just 24 hours. Demand thus exceeds supply, but the majority of pre-orders will be delivered to customers on September 21, Apple announced. New orders are expected to arrive in October.

“IPhone5 preorders have overtaken the previous record achieved by the iPhone4S and customer enthusiasm for the iPhone5 is phenomenal”, said Philip Schiller, senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing at Apple. "The iPhone5 is the best iPhone ever made, the most beautiful device we have ever made, and we hope customers like it as much as we do."

The iPhone5 will be available from the Apple Store as early as Friday, September 21 at 8 a.m. (local time), from the Apple Online Store and from certain Apple operators and authorized resellers in Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Hong Kong , Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The iPhone5 will be available on September 28 in 22 additional countries around the world: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sude and Switzerland.

It remains to be seen whether Apple will allow Belgians to pre-order iPhone 5 on the Apple Online Store. note that last year, this possibility was not offered.

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