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September 17, 2012

2 million iPhone 5 orders in first 24 hours

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iPhone 5 preorders 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. "The majority of preorders" will be delivered to customers on Sept. 21. New orders are scheduled to arrive in October.

Preorders of the iPhone 5 surpassed 2 million in its first 24 hours of availability, more than doubling last year's record set by the iPhone 4S, Apple announced on Monday.The iPhone 5 will be available at Apple's 356 U.S. retail stores beginning at 8 a.m. local time on Friday. Customers who were unable to preorder in time can attempt to obtain Apple's latest handset at a retail store.

Apple will launch the The iPhone 5  in a total of 9 countries this Friday, 21st September 2012 making it the fastest launch ever for one of the company's new devices. A week later, the iPhone 5 will debut in 22 more countries, making a total of 31 before the send of Apple's September quarter.

By December, the iPhone 5 will be available in 100 countries and on 240 carriers