With the "unprecedented demand" for the still unreleased iPhone 5, analysts are expecting that the smartphone will break the sales records of its predecessor.
The iPhone 4 sold a whopping 1.7 million handsets in just three days after its June 24, 2010 release.
Since then, 74 carriers have added the iPhone 4 to their inventories, bringing the establishments that sell the iPhone from 154 to 228 worldwide.
Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White expects a "media blitz" to ensue after Apple's "Let's Talk iPhone" event on October 4, which should greatly propel sales of the highly coveted iPhone 5.
White suggests that the increased number of vendors selling the iPhone 5 will also aid in surpassing the 2010 three-day record for sales.
Comparing the iPhone 5 to Apple's increased efforts during the international launch of the iPad 2, White expects that iPhone 5 will also be released in generous supply to allow for optimal sales.
Previous reports by White have detailed that the iPhone 5 will also support CDMA networks as well as GSM networks, making it a "world phone," especially marketable in countries like China.
The iPhone 4 supported only GSM networks during its initial release. A GSM and CDMA model was not released until February 2011.
White expects that a dual-core processor of at least 1.2 GHz will power the iPhone 5 in order to compete with Samsung's Galaxy S2, the globally popular smartphone that has been dubbed the "iPhone Killer."
White has also previously stated that he doesn't believe the iPhone 5 will be compatible with 4G or 4G LTE networks. However, recent reports of the contrary have lead him to determine that Apple may have developed its own network, similar to HSPA+ with 4G-equivalent speeds, which theoretically processes downloads at 21Mbps.