Pre-orders for the iPhone 5 last Friday topped 2 million, double the number of pre-orders for the iPhone 4S when it was released.
Or to put it another way, as the chart above shows, it took the original iPhone 74 days to sell 1 million; it took the iPhone 5 half a day. (Chart from here.)
New orders for the iPhone 5 in the US now have a 2-3 week wait for shipping.
Here in Hong Kong, there are no online pre-orders. One can use the iPhone App Store app to make reservations for in-store pick-up starting on Thursday.
Oh, yeah, Apple’s stock hit 700.