In her statement to AllThingsD, Apple spokeswoman, Nat Kerris said that the company has been “blown away” by the response the latest iPhone has received from customers. Kerris added, “Preorders for iPhone 5 have been incredible”. The Cupertino-based company’s pre-order stock has been wiped clean.

At a glitzy event last week, Apple raised the curtains on its latest iPhone, the iPhone 5. Made entirely out of aluminium and glass, the iPhone 5 weighs a mere 112gm and is 20 percent lighter than the iPhone 4S, and is the thinnest iPhone yet at 7.6mm thick. Apple has chosen to debut iOS 6 with the iPhone 5 and the new OS includes Apple's own Maps app, an updated version of Siri and lots more. Overall, the new iPhone has been upgraded in almost all respects.

Apple iPhone 5 pre-order stock over

Apple iPhone 5 pre-order stock over

Here is a quick look at the highlighted features of the iPhone 5:

  • 4-inch, 326ppi Retina display at 1136 x 640 pixels,
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 720p front-facing camera
  • 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions

One of the biggest changes to iOS is the addition of Apple’s own Maps app in the place of Google Maps, which Apple has done away with. The new Maps app has a built-in search for local points of interest, with over 100 million possible suggestions. Other features of the Maps app include navigation, routing, 3D maps, satellite imagery – that wraps around the 3D maps – and the ability to get directions directly through Siri. Most of the standard features of the Maps app, including satellite view, are available in almost all countries the iPhone ships to.

Siri has also been updated and new features include support for more languages, easy access to sports scores, restaurant recommendations and movie listings; Siri and Facebook-enabled apps like Photos, Safari and Maps; and Shared Photo Streams via iCloud. Though, the biggest problem is that many of these features won’t be available in India at launch.

Apple’s latest offering, the iPhone 5, was ready to be pre-ordered, last week in the first wave of countries. Reports just today also indicated that demands for the iPhone 5 are so high that queues have already begun to form outside Apple stores. Fans of Apple had begun forming a queue in front of the Apple store, which is also known as the Cube, on 5th Avenue Street in New York as early as last Friday. This is indicative of Apple’s loyal fanbase purely due to the fact that the queues have begun forming a full week before the iPhone 5 is even released.

More information about the Apple iPhone 5 here.

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