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iPhone gets 2m pre-orders in 24 hrs

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Apple today announced pre-orders of its iPhone 5 topped two million in just 24 hours, more than double the previous record of one million held by iPhone 4S.

Demand for iPhone 5 exceeds the initial supply and while the majority of pre-orders will be delivered to customers on September 21, many are scheduled to be delivered in October. iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina display: an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance: and ultrafast wireless technology*‚Äîall while delivering even better battery life.** ‚”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. ‚”iPhone 5 is the best iPhone yet, the most beautiful product we’ve ever made, and we hope customers love it as much as we do.‚” iPhone 5 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 an amazing new Flyover view: Facebook integration for Contacts and Calendar, with the ability to post directly from Notification Center: Passbook, the simplest way to get all your passes in one place: new Siri features, including support for more languages, easy access to sports scores, restaurant recommendations and movie listings:*** Siri and Facebook-enabled apps like Photos, Safari and Maps: and Shared Photo Streams via iCloud. Pricing & Availability iPhone 5 comes in either white & silver or black & slate and will be available from Apple’s retail stores on Friday, September 21 at 8 a.m. local time, the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), select carriers and select Apple Authorised Resellers in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK. iPhone 5 will roll out worldwide to 22 more countries on September 28, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

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