Canadian Carriers Amazed by iPhone 5 Preorders: ‘Response Has Been Phenomenal’

Apple this morning revealed that it sold more than two million iPhone 5s in its opening 24 hours. That’s more than double the one million iPhone 4S models sold during the same preorder debut period last year.

That adds up to an average of nearly 1,400 iPhone 5s being preordered every minute for 24 hours straight. Assuming an equal amount of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models were ordered, Apple generated over $1 million in revenue per minute.

US carriers spoke early and loudly: this product launch was the biggest ever for them. Now we’re hearing Canadian carriers echo the same gushing enthusiasm. 

“Pre-order sales over the weekend were great. We have seen an increase in orders of magnitude from previous years,” Telus told Mobilesyrup.

“Interest in iPhone 5 has been so strong that we’ve closed preorders,” Bell informed the tech blog. “We think people are excited to sign up with Bell because we offer the country’s largest LTE network and unique services like our leading Mobile TV offering.”

“Response has been phenomenal,” Rogers agreed. “While we can’t comment on specific numbers, we can say that it’s been one of the best releases to date. Customers seems to be really excited about the LTE functionality.”