Apple has done it again. Despite the fact that many people are crying out that the iPhone 5 will be the doom of Apple, it tops 2 million pre-orders in 24 hours (more than double of that of iPhone 4s). That is the power of Apple (fans) at work.
Here is the Press Release
iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Top Two Million in First 24 Hours
CUPERTINO, California – 18 September 17, 2012 – Apple® today announced pre-orders of its iPhone® 5 topped two million in just 24 hours, more than double the previous record of one million held by iPhone 4S. Demand for iPhone 5 exceeds the initial supply and while the majority of pre-orders will be delivered to customers on 21 September, many are scheduled to be delivered in October. iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina™ display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology*—all while delivering even better battery life.**
“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.”
iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new user features including: an all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography, turn-by-turn navigation and an amazing new Flyover™ view; Facebook integration for Contacts and Calendar, with the ability to post directly from Notification Center; Passbook, the simplest way to get all your passes in one place; Siri and Facebook-enabled apps like Photos, Safari® and Maps; and Shared Photo Streams via iCloud®.
Pricing & Availability
iPhone 5 will be available from 8 a.m. local time on Friday, 21 September from the Apple online store and select Apple Authorised Resellers.
iPhone 5 comes in either white & silver or black & slate, and will be available in Singapore for a suggested retail price of SGD$948 inc. GST for the 16GB model, SGD$1,088 inc. GST for the 32GB model and SGD$1,238 inc. GST for the 64GB model. iPhone 5 will be available from the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com/sg) and select Apple Authorised Resellers. iPhone 4S will also be available for a suggested retail price of SGD$788 inc. GST and iPhone 4 for a suggested retail price SGD$588 inc. GST. iOS 6 software will be available on Wednesday, 19 September as a free software update.
iPhone 5 will roll out worldwide to 22 more countries on September 28, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
* LTE is available through select carriers. Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks, check with your carrier for details.
** Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
*** Not all features are supported in all countries.
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