Looks like Apple fanatics went into a frenzy as soon as the newest addition to Apple's iPhone family was made available for pre-orders. Apple claims iPhone 5 clinched a phenomenal number of more than two million pre-orders in its first 24 hours of availability. Apple unveiled the fifth generation iPhone on Septemeber 12 and made it available for pre-orders two days later, on September 14. Apple was expected to deliver the smartphones by September 21, but given the huge demand, the Cupertino-based tech giant may have to push the deliveries to October. Apple released a statement saying that even though the demand for iPhone 5 has exceeded the initial supply, they will deliver majority of the pre-orders on September 21, but some may have to wait an extra 3-4 weeks to lay hands on their brand new iPhone 5.
Until now, it was Apple iPhone 4S that held the title of the fastest selling iPhone, but iPhone 5's 2 million pre-orders in 24 hours helped it clinch the rather prestigious title. Tim Cook, CEO, Apple called the launch of the iPhone 5 to be the biggest thing to happen ever since the first iPhone was launched. Several analysts across the world believe that the iPhone 5 is not yet done making and breaking records. They believe that this Apple smartphone could very sell about 10 million units in its opening days, and the figure may reach a massive 50 million by the end of 2012. This comes as a surprise since many critics weren't really impressed with the fifth edition of the Apple's iconic iPhone, saying that Apple had made the minimum possible changes in the device.
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