Apple have announced that iPhone 5 pre-orders topped 2 million in just 24 hours – more than double the previous record of 1 million held by the iPhone 4S.
The tech company has also confirmed that demand for the iPhone 5 has unsurprisingly outstripped supply and, while the majority of pre-orders will be delivered to customers on the official release date of September 21, “many are scheduled to be delivered in October”.
“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.”
The iPhone 5’s redesign features include extended battery life, a new 4-inch Retina display and an Apple-designed A6 chip which is apparently around double the speed of the "previous generation".
iPhone 5 will comes with iOS 6 and boasts over 200 new features including the all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography and turn-by-turn navigation; Facebook integration; Passbook organisation; and more Siri features and languages.