Apple has to be happy. Nearly every device that the company releases enjoys a healthy number of sales when it hits retail and demand for the iPhone 5 has been nothing short of unprecedented. Come Friday, the newly released device will likely shatter sales records and will take the world by storm.
The chief executives from AT&T Inc. and Sprint Nextel Corp. said Wednesday that demand for Apple’s iPhone 5 looks to be high and consumers have been lining up to get the highly sought after device. Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s CEO, stated that the iPhone 5 is “selling very, very well,” and that the wireless company is enjoying record sales with iPhones and the smartphone business as a whole. No specific numbers were given but you can expect the pre-orders for the device to reach millions.
Apple has gone on record stating that more than two million iPhone 5 units had been sold in the first 24 hours that pre-orders were available and customers can now expect a hefty wait if they order one currently.
The iPhone 5 will go on sale in three versions, costing $199,$299 or $399, with a two-year service contract for your specific wireless carrier.
When the dust settles this Friday, Apple will be able to crack open the champaign and enjoy a wonderful sales day.