The Apple Roundup: Apple’s iPhone 5 pre-order stock sells out in an hour

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With so many people writing about Apple, finding the best stories and reports isn’t easy.┬áHere’s our daily pick of stories about the company from around the Web that you shouldn’t miss:

  • The iPhone 5 was a pretty badly kept secret. Another thing that wasn’t a surprise? It sold out in the first hour it was available for pre-order this morning on Apple’s website. (via Techcrunch)
  • Also not a shock: iPhone carriers’ servers were overloaded by customers attempting to order or upgrade to the iPhone 5 earlier this morning. However, Apple seemed to find a way around the issue. (via AppleInsider)
  • That lack of surprise has some in the tech world complaining that Apple is “boring” now. Here’s an interesting argument from designer Francisco Inchauste on how boring is really another word for the slow, consistent pursuit of perfection.
  • Apple’s impact on the global economy is even bigger than you might think. Bloomberg Businessweek looks at how the sudden demand for new gadget shipments, including the iPhone 5 and later this quarter, new devices from Amazon, could impact the fortunes of the likes of FedEx.
  • Apple executives didn’t talk about it at the iPhone event on Wednesday, but iOS 6 will apparently have new features that will allow IT departments to better control how employees are using iPads, Wired reports.
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