Tuesday, September 18, 2012

iPhone 5 Is Fastest Selling iPhone Ever With 2 Million Pre-Orders in 24 Hours

AT&T has said in a release that the iPhone 5 is "the fastest-selling iPhone the company has ever offered". They also say that "Customers ordered more iPhones from AT&T than any previous model both on its first day of preorders and over the weekend."

But even more interesting is Apple's press release that covers overall sales rather than those done just through AT&T. Read on for more.

Apple says that they have received over 2 million pre-orders of this phone in the first 24 hours. This is more than double the 24 hour pre-orders for iPhone 4S last year. iPhone 4 had received 600,000 pre-orders.

Obviously, this incredible demand for the phone has caused shortages. Within mere hours after pre-orders started, the expected delivery date for the device jumped up to two weeks. If you're in the US, you will need to wait in queues and rummage through stores like Best Buy or get your phone through a carrier store if you want it any time around launch day.

Nevertheless, there are several people calling this iPhone a disappointment, although the screen is larger and better in quality (according to Apple; vs iPhone 4S) and it comes with LTE support. There are also several people fussing about the new Lightning port and the expensive adapter available through Apple. Although I would have liked the adapter to be cheaper, the talk over the smaller, incompatible port is unjustified; the company has made iPod, iPhone and iPad products with the older port for more than ten years and the new port results in a less bulky design and more efficient design.