Apple Says It’s ‘Blown Away’ by iPhone 5 Preorders
Just how many iPhone 5s did Apple sell since pre-orders began in the wee hours of Friday?
We don’t have a number, but the company now says it was off the charts.
“Preorders for iPhone 5 have been incredible,” an Apple spokeswoman told AllThingsD. “We’ve been completely blown away by the customer response.”
New preorders for the device began being pushed back earlier today. Apple was the first to do so, exhausting its initial supply of launch day deliveries within the first hour of going on sale. The carriers, including AT&T and Verizon followed, extending new orders by two or more weeks.
In the early rush for the device, some carrier sites buckled, something that happened with both the iPhone 4S and the 4 before it.