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Apple: iPhone 5 Preorders Topped 2 Million In 24 Hours

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The new iPhone 5 is displayed during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Sept. 12, 2012 in San Francisco, Calif. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The new iPhone 5 is displayed during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Sept. 12, 2012 in San Francisco, Calif. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple says iPhone 5 preorders topped 2 million in 24 hours, more than double the amount of iPhone 4S preorders.

The company also says that while most preorders will be delivered on Friday, demand for the iPhone 5 exceeds the initial supply, so some of the devices are scheduled for delivery in October.

The iPhone 5 has a bigger screen — 4 inches measured diagonally — that creates room for another row of icons and lets widescreen movies fit better. The calendar will now show five days at a time instead of just three. Previous iPhone models carried 3.5-inch screens.

Earlier Monday AT&T Inc. said it set a sales record for the iPhone 5, with customers ordering more of them than any previous iPhone model on the first day of preorders and over the weekend.

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