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Apple Takes 2 Million iPhone Orders First Day

The iPhone 5 pre-sold out an hour after it was announced. The smart phone will show up in Apple stores on Sept. 21.

The iPhone 5 pre-sold in record numbers at 2 million devices, doubling the previous record held by the iPhone 4S, Apple said in a statement.

The iPhone 5 will go on sale Sept. 21 at 356 Apple retail stores. Some who pre-ordered the phones will get them on Sept. 21, but other unfortunate customers will have to wait until October.

The iPhone 5 is thinner and lighter than previous versions, with a faster processor and better battery life. There are also 200 other new features that come with the new iOS 6.

According to the IDC Smart Phone Tracker, the U.S. smartphone forecast looks like this:

In addition to increased consumer demand for smart phones, more large companies are providing their employees with the devices. For instance, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer started a new program that would give employees a new Apple, Samsung, Nokia, or HTC smart phone.

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