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2 million pre-orders for the iPhone 5
2 million pre-orders for the iPhone 5
September 17, 2012 | By Mike Rose

September 17, 2012 | By Mike Rose
More: Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Newsbrief: Apple naysayers have been well and truly put in their place today, as the upcoming iPhone 5 saw more preorders in its first 24 hours on sale than any iPhone before it.

Over 2 million pre-orders for the iPhone 5 were made in the first 24 hours of it being on sale. In comparison, last year's iPhone 4S saw just over 1 million pre-orders in its first 24 hours, meaning the iPhone 5 has doubled that previous record.

The iPhone 5, due to launch on September 21, is slightly thinner and lighter than the 4S model, with a display that is .5 inches bigger, and a new A6 chip that promises 100 percent faster performance overall. Gamasutra's Chris Morris noted recently that he believes the device will have a huge impact on video games.

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Michael Herring
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But but, it doesn't have NFC! lol

Scott Reschke
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I'm left wondering how many are from retail resellers and how many are actual preorders from end users.

Jeremie Sinic
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I am passing on this one, and considering moving to another platform after I get bored of my iPhone 4. Guess why? I can't fathom the pricing of their adapter+cable bundle for the new "Lightning" plug. Not that I cannot afford it, but I just want to show Apple even an enthusiast can be put off by their scandalous practices. The price of an Xbox360 controller for this tiny thing, knowing the controller earns Microsoft big margins? No thank you...

Chris Melby
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OK Apple shills... The Samsung Galaxy S3 had 9.3 million preorders. It's the fastest selling phone to date.

Why didn't you report on that tid-bit? Maybe I missed it? I doubt it.