That’s the number of people who pre-ordered the iPhone 5 within 24 hours of it going up on the site, setting a new industry record. In comparison, the iPhone 4S received one million pre-orders on the first day.
This has become almost a routine now. Every year Apple announces a new iPhone. The media then derides it in a variety of ways, usually based on just the keynote. Then the phone goes on sale and gets sold more in a weekend than most phones do in their lifetime. Same story next year.
I think it’s about time the media took their complaints and unreasonable expectations elsewhere because no one in the real world seems to care about them.