Apple issued a press release this morning confirming that the new iPhone 5 has seen record-breaking preorder sales. In its first 24 hours of availability, Apple processed over 2 million preorders for the iPhone 5, breaking the previous record set last year by the iPhone 4S, which received 1 million preorders in the first 24 hours.
“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 press release also notes that demand is already outpacing supply, and that while many preorders are schedule to arrive on September 21st, some deliveries have already slipped into October.