AT&T Says It Set iPhone 5 Sales Record

Apple: iPhone 5 preorders topped 2M in 24 hours

Monday, Sep 17, 2012  |  Updated 1:21 PM CDT
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North Texans take time out to do a little "glamping" while awaiting the release of the new Apple iPhone 5.
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AT&T says 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.

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 (10.16 centimeters) 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 (8.89-centimeter) screens.

The Dallas-based company said Monday that the iPhone 5 is still available for preorders online and will be available at its stores starting on Friday. It didn't say how many were sold.

The iPhone 5 has a bigger screen -- 4 inches (10.16 centimeters) 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 (8.89-centimeter) screens.

The iPhone 5 will also come with the capability to connect to the fastest new wireless data networks in the U.S. and overseas.

Glamorous Camping for the iPhone 5

If you are planning to wait in line for the iPhone 5 in North Dallas, you'd better bring your A game.

Three women from Black Book Ink, a Dallas social media and event planning company, are 'glamping' for the next five days outside of the Apple store in the 3100 block of Knox Street.

'Glamping' is glamorous camping, and their site features two large tents, air mattresses, a large table that will double as a dining room table and a conference table, two large couches and decorations that would put many homes to shame.

Sabrina Dee of Black Book Ink told NBC 5 that the group set up and moved in around 3 a.m. Monday and that they plan to be in it for the long haul.

"Apple does a great job of making stylish products that are also really efficient for multitasking in both professional and personal worlds," Dee said. "So we had to bring our personal and professional worlds to Apple for five days so we could get our iPhones first."

NBC 5's Ben Russell contributed to this article

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