Mon, 17 Sep 2012 15:49:12 GMT | By IANS

iPhone 5 pre-orders top two million in first 24 hours

California: The pre-orders for Apple's iPhone 5 have crossed two million in just 24 hours, the company said Monday.

iPhone 5 pre-orders top two million in first 24 hours (© Reuters)

"Pre-orders of iPhone 5 topped two million in just 24 hours, more than double the previous record of one million held by iPhone 4S," the company said in a statemet.

"Demand for iPhone 5 exceeds the initial supply and while the majority of pre-orders will be delivered to customers on Sep 21, many are scheduled to be delivered in October," it added. iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever and features a new 4-inch retina display, an Apple-designed A6 chip and ultrafast wireless technology.

"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.Apple started taking orders for the iPhone 5 at midnight Pacific time Sep 14.

The smartphone comes with iOS 6, the world's most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new user features including an all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography, turn-by-turn navigation and a new flyover view; Facebook integration for contacts and calendar, with the ability to post directly from notification center.

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