Washington: Apple has announced that it had sold more than 2 million of the new iPhone 5 in 24 hours. That’s more than twice Apple’s previous record, set last October, when 1 million iPhone 4S units were sold in one day.
“Technology research firm IDC has estimated that Apple will sell 51 million iPhone 5 units in the Christmas quarter, 35% more than the previous corresponding period. That number could be at serious risk of being beaten, if sales continue at the current clip,” Ninemsn reports.
Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu in a note to investors said, “This was despite somewhat lukewarm reviews and some claiming it had ‘lack of a wow factor.” “We continue to believe many underestimate iPhone 5 in that it is a significant update and will drive a powerful product cycle.”
Apple said on Monday that while most orders will be delivered this Friday, when the phone goes on sale in stores in the US and eight other countries, demand for the iPhone 5 exceeds the initial supply. That means some of the devices will be delivered in October.