Following the news that in the U.S., the iPhone 5 sold out within the first hour, it’s now been determined that there have been a whopping 2 million pre-orders of the iPhone 5 within its first 24 hours of it’s availability! Both feats are extremely impressive when comparing to the 22 hours it took for the 4S to sell out, and the 1 million pre-orders it reached in its first 24 hours.
The prediction made through Bloomberg news by Yankee Group analyst Carl Howe that “This is going to be the best-selling consumer electronics device of all time, bar none…” is seemingly going to ring true. Bloomberg also details how the outstanding pre-order numbers had boosted Apple’s share price over $700 for the very first time, headlining a 73% stock increase from the beginning of the year.
For those in the U.S. who haven’t pre-ordered and still want an iPhone 5, Apple, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, Best Buy, Radioshack, Target and Walmart will be selling limited quantities in-store from September 21st, but you will have to be quick to get in-line. It’s likely that these initial supplies won’t last long.