iPhone 5 pre-orders exceed a record two million
Apple has officially announced pre-orders of the iPhone 5 has exceeded two million – eclipsing the one million record set by the iPhone 4S.
In an official statement, Apple said current demand for the iPhone 5 is exceeding supply.
But it says the majority of customers will receive their pre-order by September 21 while many will have to wait until October to have their order filled.
“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.”
Apple’s iPhone 5 has a 4-inch screen and is thinner, lighter and faster than the previous model and it will also be compatible with Australia’s 4G 1800Mhz networks.
The iPhone 5 goes on sale in Australia on Friday September 21 at 8am with Australia becoming the first place in the world where you can buy it.
Customers who buy an iPhone 5 at Apple stores will also be offered free personal set-up to allow them to customize their device and set up things like email and installing the apps that are right for them.