iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Top Two Million in First 24 HoursCUPERTINO, California - 17 September, 2012 - 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. 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*—all 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;**** and Facebook-enabled apps like Photos, Safari® and Maps; and Shared Photo Streams via iCloud®.
Pricing & Availability
iPhone 5 will be available in the New Zealand on Friday, 28 September.
iPhone 5 comes in either white and silver or black and slate, and will be available in New Zealand for a recommended retail price of NZ$1049 inc. GST for the 16GB model, NZ$1199 inc. GST for the 32GB model and NZ$1349 inc. GST for the 64GB model. iPhone 5 will be available from the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com/nz) and select Apple Authorised Resellers. iPhone 4S will also be available for a recommended retail price of NZ$899 inc. GST and iPhone 4 for a recommended retail price of NZ$599 inc. GST.
* LTE is available through select carriers. Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks, check with your carrier for details.
** Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
*** Not all features are supported in all countries.
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