Apple is “completely blown away” by customer response to the iPhone and today its U.S. carrier partner AT&T has confirmed that the new device represents its fastest-selling iPhone as pre-orders have set a new sales record for the Dallas, Texas headquartered company.

AT&T wrote in a statement published by Reuters:

AT&T set a sales record with iPhone 5 over the weekend, making it the fastest-selling iPhone the company has ever offered.

Customers ordered more iPhones from AT&T than any previous model, both on its first day of preorders and over the weekend.

The company stopped short of giving us the numbers.

iPhone 5 shipping times have dramatically been pushed back to up to 2-3 weeks at Apple’s online store a mere hour or two after Apple started accepting pre-orders. Soon thereafter, shipping times increased as the initial iPhone 5 stock at AT&T, Verizon and Sprint began dwindling.

We know from Apple executives’ depositions during the Apple v. Samsung monster trial that Apple typically sees twice as much sales for the current iPhone model than all of the previous models combined.

The iPhone 5 is slated to arrive on Friday, September 21, at 8am via online and retail stores of Apple and its carrier partners.

Have you pre-ordered an iPhone 5 yet?

  • Yup got someone waiting on standby for the delivery this friday while I’m at work lol

  • R N

    This Friday as apple site says lol

  • Gerard Hampton

    Have they sold out quicker because there were less to sell or have they actually sold more than the last launch?
    AT&T can easily sell out quicker when theres less available than last time.. sounds fishy when they wont say how many have sold. Could just be their way of drumming up more business. Get in now before you have to wait for the next batch!..
    We will see eventually i guess.

  • Johnathan Jennings

    Mine will be here By 3PM Friday.. Hopefully I can talk the delivery man into bringing it to me on Thursday..[;

  • max

    Congratulations…but I’m still not buying the same phone and ios from 5 years ago.

    • lol

      You sir must be blind

      • Shadowlink

        Oh the irony

  • Muhammad

    Ordered my on Friday 🙂 but it’s on backorder 🙁 so who knows when it’s gonna get here 🙁

  • DUHHH!!!