Will the iPhone 5 Be Apple's Best-Selling Gadget?

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If it seems like everyone has an iPhone, you're not crazy. Apple reports having sold 400 million iOS devices worldwide since the iPhone's 2007 debut. Despite the Cupertino-based company's market dominance, iOS fans are hungry for more. And after becoming available for pre-order this morning, the new device has already sold out.

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When Mashable asked readers in an open poll about their plans to buy the iPhone 5, nearly 31% of 10,000 respondents admit they're eager to upgrade.

About 21% of voters responded, "No, I'm sticking with my current phone." About 1,000 survey participants said they intend to buy the iPhone 5 as their first Apple mobile device.

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In another Mashable poll, we wanted to find out what your plans are for your old phone. Nearly 30% said they're selling old cellular devices to make money to put towards the iPhone 5. The second most popular response with 25% of the votes is, "I'm passing it on to a family member."

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The iPhone 5 hits stores on September 21 in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK. Customers can pre-order the new iPhone at 12:01 a.m. on September 14. Apple's carrier partners such as Sprint and Verizon will also start accepting pre-orders on Friday.

Tech analysts believe the new iPhone could be the "fastest-selling gadget of all time." Reports state iPhone 5 sales could top 58 million units in the first year. Many experts predict an "unprecedented demand," according to a Daily Mail report. The iPhone 5's bigger screen, LTE connectivity, Lightning connector, EarPods and plethora of new features is pushing consumer excitement for the product.

The iPhone 4S broke Apple's sales records selling 4 million units in the first three days of launch. Do you think Apple will break any records with the sleeker, thinner and lighter iPhone 5?

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