AT&T seeing "extraordinary demand" for new iPhone

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Posted: Oct 07, 2011 7:29 PM
AT&T seeing "extraordinary demand" for new iPhone

(Reuters) - AT&T <T.N> said on Friday it has seen "extraordinary demand" for Apple Inc's <AAPL.O> latest iPhone with over 200,000 pre-orders in the first 12 hours.

Pre-orders for the iPhone 4S, which was unveiled on Tuesday, started October 7. The latest smartphone from Apple left Wall Street and fans wishing for more than a souped-up version of last year's device, at a time of heightened competition from rival smartphone makers.

(Reporting by Abhishek Takle in Bangalore; Editing by Gary Hill)