Apple revealed that the numbers are double when you compare it with the previous pre-order sales of the iPhone 4S.
Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing said:
iPhone 5 pre-orders have shattered the previous record held by iPhone 4S and the customer response to iPhone 5 has been phenomenal.
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.
The new iPhone 5 comes with a faster processor chip which Apple claims is capable of playing console quality games.