If Apple releases a new product it can be sure it will sell well. It just doesn’t know how well. It was expected that the iPhone 5 would be an success for the tech giant from Cupertino, but probably not the incredible numbers that were released today. The company has announced that the iPhone 5 received 2 million pre-orders in just 24 hours. The iPhone 5 was announced last Wednesday and comes with a faster CPU, LTE support, iOS 6, an improved camera and is thinner and lighter.
However, tech enthusiasts around the world almost all agree that the phones is nothing special. Apple’s latest smartphones competes with the top phones of Korean Samsung and LG and Taiwanese HTC and all their top models come with similar or better specifications. Strangely enough this, and the economic crisis, doesn’t stop consumers from pre-odering Apple’s latest smartphone. In the first weekend the phone is on sale it is expected that even more records are broken. US media report that there are already people lining up at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store in Manhattan.
The iPhone 5 is available for $199 and up with a new or extended 2 year contract. If you’re not eligible for an upgrade, the iPhone starts at $649.