iPhone 5: Apple has received over 2 million pre-orders in 24 hours

The computer group Apple announced Monday that it has registered over 2 million pre-orders in 24 hours for the new iPhone 5, against only one million for the previous model during the same period.

The iPhone 5 will be available in stores in nine countries, including France and the United States, from September 21, but can be ordered online since Friday.

Some staggered deliveries in October

“Customer response to the new iPhone has been phenomenal,” said the chief of Apple marketing, Philip Schiller in the statement. “The demand has exceeded the initial offer, and if the majority of pre-orders will be delivered to customers on September 21, many will not be delivered until October,” says the group.

On Friday, Apple had extended delivery times advertised in online shops.

Some experts have predicted that the iPhone 5 would be the biggest technology product launch of the season, saying that 10 million copies could be sold in the early days of marketing.

After the first 9 countries (USA, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore), the list will be expanded to 20 more countries next week, and around a hundred other by the end of the year. This is one of the rhythms of the fastest launch for Apple phone.

Apple will introduce the iPhone 5 on September 12

Apple introducing iPhone 5 this year was a secret that ran like wildfire through the Internet and the media, and that any analyst discounted. Although there is no official confirmation, as is customary in each time Apple has any of its devices, the media has been a call for September 12 where the phrase “is almost here” and the number 12 below, accompanied by the shadow of a 5.

The buzz created by the rumor of a new model launch in autumn has achieved a milestone in the bag: the company got, on Monday August 20, pass a value of 503.845 million euros before the announcement of new products which, obviously, will be a success .

According to FBR Capital Markets analyst Craig Berger, Apple will beat all its records with the iPhone 5. Berger Mashable has insured that the new “smartphone” will sell 250 million units in what is considered its lifetime and will report to the company a profit of 144,000 million dollars (116.072 million euros).

Given that Apple has launched five models of iPhone on the market and they have obtained 50 000 million (EUR 40.228 million), the new iPhone will be, according to Berger, “a veritable tsunami” because throughout its lifecycle The iPhone 5 would sell the same number of units as other phone models so far.