AT&T breaks sales records for the iPhone 5, neglects to mention actual numbers

You may be waiting on review time to figure out whether the iPhone 5 really is all that, but AT&T has already been swayed. It claims that preorders over the past few days have outpaced all previous models, making this the "fastest-selling iPhone the company has ever offered." What the short announcement below doesn't reveal, however, is absolute sales numbers -- but those should start to come around soon enough.

Update: Soon was right.

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AT&T SETS SALES RECORD FOR IPHONE 5

Most Successful iPhone Launch Ever

DALLAS, Sept. 17, 2012 - 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 modelboth on its first day of preorders and over the weekend.

iPhone 5 is still available for preorder at www.att.com/iphone and will be available in AT&T retail stores beginning at 8 am local time on Friday,September 21.

AT&T offers a number of advantages for iPhone 5 customers.
· AT&T's network lets you talk and surf the web at the same time.

· Largest 4G Network. Customers get blazing-fast speeds on the nation's largest 4G network, covering 275 million people.
· FlexibleRate Plans. AT&T doesn't force customers to switch data plans to get the best device price when they upgrade to a new device and new AT&T customers aren't forced into a certain plan; they have the flexibility to choose from one of several individual or Mobile Share plans.

More customers choose AT&T for iPhone than any other U.S. carrier.