With five days yet to go until its retail debut, Apple’s latest iPhone is already breaking sales records.
AT&T said Monday that the iPhone 5 is the fastest-selling iPhone it has ever offered. And while the carrier offered no hard numbers to support the claim, it did say that pre-orders for the iPhone 5 surpassed those of all previous models on the device’s first day of availability, and over the weekend as well.
Now, when the iPhone 4S first became available for pre-order last October, AT&T issued a similar boast. Then, as it has done today, AT&T said the device’s debut was the most successful for an Apple product yet. But the carrier also revealed that it had received
200,000 preorders for the iPhone 4S in 12 hours. So if first day iPhone 5 pre-orders broke the record set by the 4S, we’re looking at sales that are presumably well in excess of 200,000. And remember, that was over just 12 hours in 2011.