iPhone 5 breaks AT&T sales record in ‘most successful iPhone launch ever’

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The iPhone 5 has set a new pre-order record for AT&T, the carrier announced today, selling faster than any previous iPhone. The phone became available to order on September 17th and quickly sold out of its initial stock bound for launch on the 21st, with Apple’s site soon telling customers to expect a wait of around 2 weeks. AT&T isn’t sharing specific numbers with us, but is already calling this the “most successful iPhone launch ever.” Apple, for its part, has been “blown away by the customer response.”

Despite widespread leaks rendering Apple’s latest flagship announcement a somewhat less exciting event than it perhaps could have been, it doesn’t seem that many purchasing decisions were affected. AT&T notes that the iPhone 5 has…

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