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iPhone 5 sets AT&T pre-sales record

Do you have your pre-order yet?
Do you have your pre-order yet?

AT&T announced that it is receiving record pre-order sales for the iPhone 5.

While AT&T is not disclosing its exact order numbers, the carrier said that orders placed over the weekend made the iPhone 5 the fastest selling iPhone yet.

"There are no specific sales numbers we can provide at this time. However, we set a sales record over the weekend, making [iPhone 5] the fastest-selling iPhone the company has ever offered," an AT&T spokesperson told TechRadar.

The carrier said it is still accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 5, but "customers should expect to receive their device in 14-21 business days."

A record-breaking day

The iPhone 5 is pushing big numbers for Apple, with the computing giant announcing 2 million pre-orders in just 24 hours.

That sets a new day-one sales record for Apple, more than doubling first-day pre-orders for the iPhone 4S.

The news led to Apple stock prices jumping today, reaching $700 in after-hours trading.

AT&T will join Apple Stores in opening at 8 a.m. on Sept. 21 to serve the flood of early adopters, the first of whom may already be lining up as you read this.

Via AT&T