Apple said today that pre-orders for the iPhone 5 broke sales records held by previous models.
According to Apple, iPhone 5 pre-orders topped 2 million in the first 24 hours. Apple sold 1 million 4S devices on pre-orders last year.
The iPhone 5 sold out on Apple’s website one hour after the company began taking pre-orders on Sept. 14, officials said.
Many analysts are pegging the iPhone 5, the latest and greatest iPhone on the market, could be the best selling gadget of all-time.
A report from market researcher IHS iSuppli shows the “iPhone 5 will be a major success in the market, helping to drive Apple’s smartphone shipments in 2012 to 149 million units, up 60 percent from 93 million in 2011.”
AT&T spokeswoman Gretchen Schultz said “customers ordered more iPhones from AT&T than any previous model, both on its first day of pre-orders and over the weekend.”
Pre-orders of the iPhone 4 began Sept. 14. While most customers who purchased the smartphone at that time are scheduled to receive the device on Sept. 21 or Sept. 28, some will have it delivered in October.
Apple’s 356 retail stores across the U.S. and its partners will start selling the iPhone 5 at 8 a.m. on Sept. 21.
Did you pre-order an iPhone 5? What feature are you most looking forward to on the new iPhone?