iPhone 5 lands over two million pre-orders in first 24 hours

It's official; the sales of the iPhone 5 are going to be huge out of the gate. In 2010, pre-orders for the iPhone 4 came in at 600,000 in its first 24 hours and in 2011, Apple said it received 1 million pre-orders for the iPhone 4S in its first day.

Today, Apple's press release says that the iOS 6-based iPhone 5 has shattered the pre-order records of the iPhone 4S. The company claims that over two million pre-orders for the iPhone 5 came in the first 24 hours since pre-orders officially began on Friday.

In a statement, Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said:

iPhone 5 pre-orders have shattered the previous record held by iPhone 4S and the customer response to iPhone 5 has been phenomenal. 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 big question now seems to be, "How big will the sales be for the iPhone 5 in its first weekend when it officially goes on sale in retail stores on Friday?" In October, sales of the iPhone 4S went over four million units in its first sales weekend.

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iPhone 5...2x's the processing power over the 4S, yet doesn't have true multi-tasking capability. It cant even talk and do data on some networks. While typing this post on my GS3, I was viewing a video at the same time. True power in the palm of my hand.

I wonder what Andry Birds will do with all that power. NOTHING. It will perform the same, look the same and sound the same. New Apps? Well they will surely be a bit more powerful. Except, you can still only use one app at a time. One Apple will be prevented for using more than 512MB of memory space because the OS needs the rest. iOS6 takes up 8GB of flash drive space. Yet Android 4.0 on my GS3 takes up 4GB of space and hs more features, more capability, full multi-tasking, has longer talk time on 3G, longer standby time, bigger screen and so much more.

with the 5 you all gained, 1/2" taller screen, 1 row of icons, same camera as the previous model just thinner, panoramic shots which is so 2009, you lost YouTube, Google Maps, you still run the same old crappiest mobile browser, even on LTE my phone is significantly faster at everything data related...and ATT is going to charge u for FaceTime over 4G?

Question? How do you consider all that to really be an improvement over the last model?

BBinder said,
iDIOTS should wait for the iphone 5s with built in nfc and wireless charging lol

nahh while they could have put that tech into the iphone 4 apple will make us all wait till the next "refresh" this is typical of apple always releasing stuff which is limited compared to other products. releasing a non 3g phone into a market that already had established devices with 3g any one? if they had spent more time on the iphone 5 rather than playing stupid games with Samsung in court maby just maby the iphone 5 would be so much better than this atrocious turd

This is truly historical. Apple has broken all records. They used to say "there's a sucker born every minute". Apple's marketing department deserve a lot of praise for cutting that time in half.

I e the fans arguing about preorders. S lame! Look iFans, preorders cant be taken until a phone if officially released. The Galaxy S III was officially announed May 3rd. By May 15th, Samsung said they had 9M pre-orders. Yes they were carrier pre-orders and they were sold very quiclky. By jult 23rd, amsugn sold over 10M...whcih means once the phone actually shipped in late May, by late June they had sold all the pre-ordered ones and by July they were even further.

Accroding to info I found, European and Asia market went officially on sale in late May, North America followed in June with more comign by July. In 2 months the GS3 was avail at over 200 carriers, While Apple wont have the iPhone 5 avail at that many for over 3 months at the leats. Also Apple didnt even make enough device to tak more than 2M pre-orders? Thats what happens when you start production on 3 months before release day.

Please explain how Amsugn who releaseda phone on May 3, had enough supply to fill nearly 9M phones in just 60 days or less? How come Apple can't do that with all their money?

Yeah, maybe if they stop suing for BS like edges and shapes and spend money on distribution and manufacturing, maybe they could release more than one phone per year and have an nice supply for each.

JessJess said,
Need a hug?

He needs a new phone or learn to type better... I mean come on, his typing and arguments have been really low. Unless I see some proper sources and less biased information then I'm going to look the other way. Not looking good so far.

For technology geeks I don't think these figures really matter, Apple for this generation and the last is feeding more off their existing user base than attracting new users. Fact is Apple's marketshare isn't growing and there is a growing worry how Apple will refresh their operating system and phones.

Gaffney said,
Fact is Apple's marketshare isn't growing

The reports posted here show both Apple's and Google's marketshare are growing.

.Neo said,

The reports posted here show both Apple's and Google's marketshare are growing.
Except Apple i growing slower. Just Google the report from April about users whohd feaure phones and switched to smartphones for thr very first time.

Th report sates that 62% chose an Android phone, 25% chose an iPhone and 7% chose a Windows Phone.

Android is gettig more NEW buyers which is what grows you marketshare, not just selling phones.

What i growing is Apple's fan base. For each new model, pple getsnew sals, which means the next mode ill get more fans buying the nxt model, wich again saturates the sales to new people. Thus Apple grows slower.

Android is selling at 1.3M per day with 60% of them being new to the platform vs Apple who has aout 400k activations per ay and only 25% are new.

See the difference? This si why Apple 2M sold in 24hrs means NOTHING....because 75% of the buyers already had a previosu model.

TechieXP said,
Except Apple i growing slower. Just Google the report from April about users whohd feaure phones and switched to smartphones for thr very first time.

Th report sates that 62% chose an Android phone, 25% chose an iPhone and 7% chose a Windows Phone.

Android is gettig more NEW buyers which is what grows you marketshare, not just selling phones.

What i growing is Apple's fan base. For each new model, pple getsnew sals, which means the next mode ill get more fans buying the nxt model, wich again saturates the sales to new people. Thus Apple grows slower.

Android is selling at 1.3M per day with 60% of them being new to the platform vs Apple who has aout 400k activations per ay and only 25% are new.

See the difference? This si why Apple 2M sold in 24hrs means NOTHING....because 75% of the buyers already had a previosu model.

True, I don't trust my daughter with an iPhone yet, she's twelve so she can choose any mid range Android phone she wants. I'm pretty sure most of them activations will be low-mid end devices. I'm not hating on Android, but it's pretty easy to distinguish why Android has a higher activation rate. Just go to your nearest phone store and compare how many Android devices are for sale in comparison with the iPhone. You have to give them some sort of credit for being able to achieve that amount of sales.

But in regards with your other comment it doesn't matter if people are upgrading from older models, a sale is a sale, what product doesn't have a userbase?

I'm still amazed at how many android users are wringing their hands over an 'inferior' phones pre-orders. Methinks the lady doth protest too loudly. Hey, your phone is outdated - Galaxy S4 announced with 5" screen, wow ! By the time Galaxy S 8 comes out, it's gonna have a 27" screen hahaha. Still made of "composite" (plastic)

Steve Jobs said,
I'm still amazed at how many android users are wringing their hands over an 'inferior' phones pre-orders. Methinks the lady doth protest too loudly. Hey, your phone is outdated - Galaxy S4 announced with 5" screen, wow ! By the time Galaxy S 8 comes out, it's gonna have a 27" screen hahaha. Still made of "composite" (plastic)

No biggie...the Galaxy S line has alreadyevolved to 5" tns to the Note nd up to 10.1" thanks to the Tab and Note. Since te Galaxy S Noteis 5.3" and the Galaxy Not IIis 5.5", and the new Note is styled alot lik the Galaxy S III, it i obvious th S4 woud takeon the trademarks f its siblings. Idwant the Note for its stylus capability. Sinc I already have aniPad, Idont thinkIwill get the Note 10.1...but a nice portable 5.5" Note that si also a phoneis very tempting.

TechieXP said,

No biggie...the Galaxy S line has alreadyevolved to 5" tns to the Note nd up to 10.1" thanks to the Tab and Note. Since te Galaxy S Noteis 5.3" and the Galaxy Not IIis 5.5", and the new Note is styled alot lik the Galaxy S III, it i obvious th S4 woud takeon the trademarks f its siblings. Idwant the Note for its stylus capability. Sinc I already have aniPad, Idont thinkIwill get the Note 10.1...but a nice portable 5.5" Note that si also a phoneis very tempting.

What? Can you please go back and fix all the grammar and spelling errors?

stevan said,

What? Can you please go back and fix all the grammar and spelling errors?

Because he's mindlessly typing this from his phone, I don't see why he should work up such a sweat to go against the iPhone, when it doesn't make a difference. At least, I know that I'm not going to get whatever phone he has, as his typing is horrendous, surely his badly spelt words would've been corrected by his auto correct, right?

derekaw said,
My math says thats more iPhone 5 pre-orders worldwide than total Lumia sales this year worldwide.
The Lumia is only 2 years running vs iPhone that is 6 years running? DUH!!

TechieXP said,
The Lumia is only 2 years running vs iPhone that is 6 years running? DUH!!

The Lumia has been on sale all year. I am comparing iPhone 5 pre orders with total Lumia sales for the year. 1 year of Lumia sales V's less than 1 week of iPhone 5 pre-order sales.

Rrt - Samsung sold on preorder 9M GS3 in only 2 weeks dung preode sales making it the fstest sellig gadget in histroy v the iPhone 4S which sold only 4M during preorder. Which means as I aid above, the iPhone 5 will likely double that in presales but still be less than te 9M preorders Sammy had. Srry Apple. Instead of clutterinup themedi with lawsuits, you shoul have bee driving up banter for the iPhone 4XL...errr 5.

no suprises here. hopefully iphone5 doesn't blow out the potential nokia market before the 920 even makes it to stores.

I've pre-ordered but I am tempted to cancel. I currently have an iPhone 4 and I am quite happy with it. The iPhone 5 don't really seem like much of an upgrade and with iOS not really changing over this whole time I am getting quite bored. Thing for me is I don't want to buy the S3 with Android just to be disappointed. At least with my iPhone I haven't been disappointed and in general been very happy with it.

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