Apple says iPhone 5 grabs 2 million pre-orders in 24 hours

Apple on Monday said its iPhone 5 was pre-order more than 2 million times in 24 hours when it became available on Friday.

That number is twice what the iPhone 4s was able to pull in last year, according to Apple.

“iPhone 5 pre-orders have shattered the previous record held by iPhone 4S and the customer response to iPhone 5 has been phenomenal,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPhone 5 is the best iPhone yet, the most beautiful product we’ve ever made, and we hope customers love it as much as we do.”

The iPhone 5 was introduced last Wednesday at a special event in San Francisco. The new iPhone debuted with a larger screen, faster processor, faster Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, among other new features.

  • kvanh

    Clearly it’s because they used a 5 in the name, unlike that weak named 4S

  • Endlesskoke133

    Again, I ask:

    Do you have anything to comment on about this or are you just being an Apple marketing robot?

    • adrianoconnor

      Clearly this is in context of the ‘it’s so disappointing/Apple have lost it’ posts that appeared last week after the event. I’m pretty sure you’re trolling, because you almost certainly know that already, but I suspect you’re just being an arse because you feel like being an arse.

      • Endlesskoke133

        No, this is in the context of Jim Dalyrymple and Peter being huge Apple shills.

        • VGISoftware

          Take a hike, idiot.

        • adrianoconnor

          Um, Jim and Peter wear their hearts on their sleeves — if you come here you know exactly what you’re going to get. Look, Peter and Jim been writing professionally about Apple for 20+ years. What kind of person writes about a company they hate for 20 years? Nobody. If you can’t deal with the way they write about Apple why are you even here, on this page, right now? Haven’t you got anything more important to be doing?

    • sethdillingham

      Surely you realize that part of being a news site is publishing PR’s. I don’t like the almost-verbatim republishing either, but you can’t read this site and not know that Jim, especially, is a huge fan of Apple. Whining about it isn’t likely to accomplish much. If it bugs you too much, go somewhere else, but I suggest sticking around for the better articles, which are plentiful.

    • gjgustav

      What do you want them to say that would satisfy you?

    • mr_lizard13

      He’s reporting a factual event.

    • Sam

      Don’t you know that that is what Jim Dalrymple, he pushes Apple PR and advertisement for that shitty beer Heineken.

    • Sharon_Sharalike

      I notice that the hateboi legion is out in force on many Apple-related sites. This phone seems to be really touching a nerve.

  • What if they are? This is largely an Apple site, so why be surprised about mainly Apple news? Additionally, this particular piece of news is definitely newsworthy.

  • Kevin

    iPhone 4S has Bluetooth 4.0