Apple iPhone 5 sales might break every record of the previous iPhone numbers. O2, the largest mobile provider in the UK has sold out its first batch of iPhone 5 despite being the last retailer to avail the iPhone for sales.
The online retailer’s website read, “All our pre-orders have been snapped up. Check back on launch day, Friday 21st September.” O2 will be charging £46, 12 month contract for a 16GB device, with unlimited texts, unlimited minutes and 1GB of monthly data whereas the 32GB model will cost £199 upfront in addition to £36 contract. The 64GB variant will relieve your wallet by £299.
Orange, T-Mobile, Three and Vodafone are still displaying their stocks for pre-orders in the UK. AT&T revealed that iPhone 5 was the fastest selling iPhone when compared to its predecessors without releasing any numbers.
The iPhone 5 was released on September 12 and goes on sale from September 21. iPhone 4S sold 4 million units last year during the first week of its release in October. iPhone 5 is speculated to achieve a sales record of 10 million units during the first week of its availability.
Research reports have stated, “It is expected that the iPhone 5 will reaffirm Apple’s leadership position in markets recently penetrated by the iPhone 4S.”
With the sales soaring to an all time high it is expected that Apple will sell 26 million devices by the end of full September quarter as opposed to Wall Street predictions of 23 million.