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Apple iPhone 4S pre-orders break the 1 million barrier on day 1

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Apple iPhone 4S pre-orders break the 1 million barrier on day 1
Apple iPhone 4S pre-orders have just broken another record - 1 million units in a single day, Apple said. The iPhone 4S has trumped the previous record holder, the iPhone 4, which sold in 600,000 units in a day.

“We are blown away with the incredible customer response to iPhone 4S,” Phil Schiller, senior VP of Product Marketing, said. “The first day pre-orders for iPhone 4S have been the most for any new product that Apple has ever launched and we are thrilled that customers love iPhone 4S as much as we do.”

Now, we’d be the first ones to admit that the iPhone 4S didn’t live up to the pumped up expectations and rumors, not lastly based on what you, our users, said. Nonetheless, the 4S is a great phone, which falls in a successful legacy, an investment nearly as secure as Treasure Bills in the world of mobile phones.

One of the best selling Android phones, the Samsung Galaxy S II, registered 10 million units sold in five months, an impressive figure which nonetheless pales in comparison.

If you feel like you’ve missed something about the new iPhone - be it about the hardware, iOS 5 or the new Siri voice assistant, feel free to check out all our iPhone 4S coverage here

source: Apple

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posted on 10 Oct 2011, 08:19 8

1. toaster (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)


inb4 incessant rabbling from apple and android fanboys.

Guess people were wrong when they said the i4S would flop.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 08:39 11

8. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


The iPhone 4s would not flop. BUT IT SUCKS. Because of all the hype and their thinking of an iPhone 5, they all went out and ordered it without even knowing the freakin product. Even if the iPhone 4s had a 500Mhz Processor and Apple says it is fast, they would buy it. And by they I mean the ISHEEP.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 09:26 10

21. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)


Ok look, the iPhone 4S isn't suckish at all. However it isn't a big upgrade from the iPhone 4, and lets be honest the huge upgrade is what everyone wanted. No matter for Apple though because what they really have isn't the perfect phone, but the perfect business technique. This is why they always sell so much.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 17:15 1

55. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@bob. How does the ip4s suck? Because of those rumors that turned out to be rumors after all? Hahahahaha. And hello, pre orders came after the ip4s was launched, not before. So how can you say that everyone went and pre ordered it just based on expectations? You are just running out of excuses. And you have nothing more to say other than there are a lot of isheeps, hahahahaha. Pathetic android fanboy.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 22:01 1

84. NVPMOTHAF (Posts: 78; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


im going to have to agree with 530gemini. All you android fanboys are mad because, once again, iphone beats all android's phone sales. I can't believe bobfreking55 said they bought it without knowing the phone's offerings. It was shown at an Apple conference 3 days before pre-orders came out. What a sap.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 23:50 1

88. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Lol, if the iPhone sells so much, why does Android own 50% of the shares? And Google doesn't release 1 phone a year, unlike Apple. I'm sure if you add total Android sales to the iPhone, the iPhone would still lose. Good try. The iPhone 4S is garbage. When they get a big boy screen with IOS5, I would consider buying one. 3.5" is embarrassing for a phone. f**kin' sheep are blind now, let's get passed the being dumb part now lol.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 21:20

99. NVPMOTHAF (Posts: 78; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


YEAH, IF YOU PUT ALL ANDROID SALES COMBINED, THEY WOULD BEAT THE IPHONE, THAT'S LIKE SAYING, IF YOU PUT A PREP IN A CROWD WITH 30 GANGBANGERS, THE GANGBANGERS WOULD WIN (AND I'M NOT TRYING TO COMPARE IPHONE AND ADROIDS TO GANGBANGERS AND A PREP, IT WAS JUST AN EXAMPLE) NO CRAP!!!! HOW OBVIOUS IS IT THAT MULTIPLE SHOULD BEAT ONE. I DON'T CARE IN WHAT SITUATION YOU PUT IT TO, THAT COMPARISON IS ALWAYS OBVIOUS FOR THE OUTCOME. WILL ANYONE ANSWER MY QUESTION AND TELL ME WHAT ONE, OR MAYBE EVEN TWO COMBINED, ANDROID SALES COULD BEAT THE IPHONE SALES. I'LL TELL YOU, NONE!!!!! ALL YOU DROID BOTS CAN EVER SAY IS "ALL TOTALS OF ANDROID PHONES STOMP IPHONE SALES". THE ONLY REASON WHY IS BECAUSE THAT IS THE ONLY THING YOU CAN THINK OF. BUT AGAIN NO CRAP THAT OVER 30 ANDROIDS WILL BEAT ONE PHONE.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 07:04 1

92. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


I mean they may have the ability to know it, but since it's Apple, they wouldn't mind.

Like this friend I have, So impressed with the iPhone 3G camera and says its nice, but she actually owns a 5MP Camera Galaxy S.

It's apple. people think its the best. you can't deny that.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 11:52 1

94. toaster (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)


Thank you for proving my point beautifully. (:

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 21:21

100. NVPMOTHAF (Posts: 78; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


Because it is the best.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 09:48 3

23. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5951; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Meh. This is the first 'introduction' where VZW and Sprint customers were part of the introduction. I would have been shocked if the iPhone 4S had not broken all previous records.

I am not hating on the iPhone, just pointing out some facts.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 17:17 1

56. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@droid. It does not matter. The ip4s is selling more than ever. What if I say that android only has a bigger market share because they are on all carriers, so we should not honor its market share lead? Hahahahaha.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 08:22 7

2. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Very nice success
Congratulations

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 09:44

22. 3D (unregistered)


Another Apple stealing success from Samsung patents.

At the iPhone 4S launch, CEO Tim Cook and co were quoted as saying,
“Improving on the innovative stainless steel external, dual-antenna design of iPhone 4, iPhone 4S is the first phone to intelligently switch between two antennas to send and receive.”

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 11:03 3

28. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


AKA:

"Improving (Fixing) on the innovative stainless steel external, dual-antenna design of the iPhone 4(the previous faulty antenna), iPhone 4S is the first phone to intelligently switch between two antennas to send and receive (allows the new iPhone to actually make phone calls, regardless of how it is held.)"

Better?

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 11:14 2

31. Me (unregistered)


Wow. I felt sorry for these iSheeps. iPhone 4S is not the first.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 17:19 2

57. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@me. We have the highest customer satisfaction rating. So don't feel sorry for us. We will be very happy with the ip4s :-)

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 16:38 4

54. mandkeee (Posts: 78; Member since: 27 Feb 2009)


APPLE IS MUCH MUCH MUCH BETTER THEN stupid samsung company

samsung = best copycat company

samsung = no skills to make their own OS...

samsung = fascinate , droid charge ,still android 2.2......never update

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 21:48

83. u (unregistered)


be..e...e.eee

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 23:56

89. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Congratulations, you can read the instruction manual. Every phone pretty much has 2.3, and ICS will come to all phones that have 1ghz and above processors. IOS5 can't touch Android. Everyone knows dumbasses will buy the new iPhone, even when the old one is getting the new software. And how many of those people have the iPhone 4 already? Probably the majority. And I even gave Apple the pleasure of emailing them why they suck. But no one listens, even the little farm animals. Go figure.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 21:29

101. NVPMOTHAF (Posts: 78; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


congrats for ICS.......Oh wait, are they actually testing it insead of prematurely spraying the old android phones that couldn't support it like the stupid release of 2.3. If ICS has so much to offer with all these cool features (that probably wont work without you having to download something else and even then....) do you honestly think that the 1ghz single core phones will be able to support it when most couldn't support the 2.3. Come on if you think that they will be able to support the new one with out it crashing, when they couldn't support the current, you have got to be smokin something other than cigarettes. I would love to hear an argument on that one, I work for Verizon tech, and know a bunch of people with other carriers that have them, and 90% of my calls are with 2.3 devices daily. With averaging 36 calls a day, that would make 32 of my calls androids. That would make it 832 android phones a month that have issues. Only about 6 a month that are Iphones. hmmmmmmm...................................

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 09:30

93. 3D (unregistered)


ha...ha...ha...
Did you read Phonearena news today. I hope Samsung use this patent to ban iPhony 4S.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 08:25 4

3. geekxxxnerd (unregistered)


i just dont understand the negative nancys out there that like to rain on everyones parade and say, " boo hoo boo hoo it doesnt have this screen or this body style its not so coo blah blah blah." Its a great phone its past far beyond great i cant wait till i get my 4S, this phone still has Steve Jobs signature on it respect him and his vision everything has its time and its place and im just happy I get to keep my same plan with SPRINT got to love unlimited atleast for now it will be $10 for unlimited data but ha better than big greedy read and lame ATT.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 08:29 4

4. theBankRobber (Posts: 649; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Sprint sales helped out as well, if Sprint had the iPhone last year, it would have sold a lot more. This will quickly turn into a flame wars article with androids and iphones talking trash to each other. It sure has over on engadget lol, so sad.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 08:34 6

6. bossmt_2 (Posts: 437; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Its not ju-st Sprint, this is the first simultaneous launch with AT&T and VZW. If this didn't shatter records the phone would be a flop. So instead of launching to a potential approx 100 mil its launching to approx 250 mil

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 09:07 2

16. Owlet (Posts: 447; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Very good point, boss.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 09:20 1

20. theone (unregistered)


good point didnt think about it like that......

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 17:21 1

58. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@boss. Well if android phones aren't released on all carriers either, it won't sell as much. So what's the difference? Android fanboys are not using their brains. Makes me question if they have one, hahahahaha.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 19:05 2

72. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


*sighh* i really dont want to explain sh!t to you right now. whats up with callin everyone fanbois too? im readingthissh1t and bossmt_2 has a good point. makes me wonder if you have a brain.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 22:45

85. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@reading. Of course I have a brain, and it's working way better than yours. And yes, iphone antagonists on here are android fanboys :)

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 23:10

86. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


haa your mom has the best brain :)

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 08:31 3

5. Beer Looter Dude (unregistered)


Even though the 4gs wasn't a huge upgrade, I suppose these pre-order numbers show, in my opinion, a few different things:

- People will always have the need to own the latest and greatest, no matter how miniscule the upgrade
- The people are becoming more and more aware of the advances in the mobile phone industry, increasing the market and exchange rate of phones
- iPhone still has a ridiculous following that is expanding at an alarming rate

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 17:23

59. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@beer. From single core to dual core. From 5mp camera to 8mp camera. From 780p to 1080p video recording. From 4 lenses to 5 lenses on its camera. Added Siri personal assistant. Antenna improved with better and newer technology. And you say that those are minuscule updates from the ip4? You're stupid :-)

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 19:08 2

73. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


*720.
dual core is a big upgrade, the camera is one too. *huge upgrades were expected along with a new name, if apple is so innovative, then where the phuck is the innovation in the 4s (outside of siri) i give apple props for siri.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 08:37

7. Mozarrt (Posts: 297; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Nothing wrong with people liking the new iPhone, I'd love to have it, but Mango is good enough for me right now.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 10:57

27. clevername (Posts: 1431; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Same here. I miss my iPhone but after mango IE9 is awesome. Tastes browser ever.
so far.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 08:42

9. marcus (unregistered)


I think what has already been said time and time again: the reason that it is doing so well is because it is being launched on three U.S. carriers at the same time.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 08:46 2

10. ryq (unregistered)


the death of steve jobs and the succeeding coverage of his life story made a lot of people want to buy this phone. steve is really a genius even after his death.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 08:50 5

11. GixxerRider311 (unregistered)


I like the iPhone as much as I like Android, I don't understand why people hate on the iPhone, just because is Apple??? Apple makes great quality products, that's one of the many reasons why people buy them. That doesn't mean Android is bad, Android has a much bigger line up of devices at different price ranges that customers can choose from and is also more of an open source OS making it easy to modify. If you don't like the iPhone or Apple in general, why bother looking at this posts if it's nothing that interests you?

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 12:12 2

42. alx33 (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


EXACTLY!!!!!!! I like all the major phone Os's (ios, android, blackberry os, webOS etc) and I don't understand why people bash other people just because they like a different product. I can understand if you like android but please, KEEP IT TO YOURSLEF!!!!!!!!!

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 17:26

60. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@gixxer. Kudos to you. I personally have nothing against android devices. But I have a lot against android fanboys. They're very rude and disrespectful.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 23:33

87. GixxerRider311 (unregistered)


I agree like there's really no point in bringing a debate over what's better, sure they all compete but every OS is made different and is also focused to different markets but they ALL have something that makes them unique and I don't see why people should have to be rude like that, They can just keep their negative comments to themselves.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 08:55 3

12. testman22 (Posts: 337; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


The iphone 4s could have been a piece of dog crap in a box and theyd still sell millions. People buy apple blindly, they probably dont even know the differences between 4 and 4s. Cant wait to hear the reactions of the people who receive their 4s and are confused why it looks exactly like the iphone 4.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 08:57

13. testman22 (Posts: 337; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


And before my comment starts a flame war let me be clear im not hating on apple, im hating on the people who buy stuff not even caring what it is.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 11:48 5

35. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Then hate on all the android users and blackberry users that are ignorant as well

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 12:06

41. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


you are right. Apple is the king at marketing. People don't buy a phone they follow. It is funny to see how iphone owners are surprised if you show them a galaxy s2

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 15:25

52. bossmt_2 (Posts: 437; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


It is interesting when that happens. I acknowledge that Apple in general releases more polished devices and apps, but when I show people what my Android can do they're shocked. But then again to this day I still dazzle people with what I can do with a PC.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 18:08 1

70. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@ivan. Android fanboys have confidently declared the ip4s an epic flop right after its launching. But now that the ip4s broke record sales, you guys are back on the marketing king excuse, hahahaha. And those iphone users who are surprised to see your sgs2 are only acting surprised. I know because I do that too just to make them happy. Use your brain if you have one. If we are sooooo surprised with your sgs2, shouldn't we have bought it instead of the ip4s? :-)

You see, we iphone users are civilized. We don't attack people just because they got themselves an android device. We respect them for their choice and we will not call them sheeps or any other derogatory adjectives. And we want them to feel good about their choice. Unlike you android fanboys who are unabashed on attacking iphone users, like we have no right to choose what works for us.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 19:22 1

77. Whateverman (Posts: 3231; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I have to disagree about iPhone users not attacking people based on their device. I've been attacked even while complimenting Apple and the iPhone, simply because of my Android Ninja avatar. But it goes both ways, i've seen Android fans attack iPhone users too out of no where. Some of the iPhone users I have seen were just so very condescending, even though they lacked the knowledge to put up an intelligent debt.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 19:28

79. Whateverman (Posts: 3231; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Debate! Please, excuse the spell check typo.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 17:32

62. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@testman. People don't buy the ip4s blindly. They know that there are significant updates with its internals. Apple levels up the internals of the current iphone model every year and redesigns the iphone every two years. Think ip3g to ip3gs, and now ip4 to ip4s. It will be the same with the ip5. Ip5 for 2012, and ip5s for 2013. If you use your brain for a change instead of hating blindly, you would see Apple's clockwork on their annual iphone releases.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 19:18

74. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


~_~` they might memorize what new internals there are but do most people *really know about the internals? im betting that one of my friends will come bragging about their dual core iPhone and not even know that it means. just saying that some people buy because they are loyal to apple and its products, some because iPhone is a fashion statement, and some because they appreciate what the iPhone can do for them.If android or wp7.5 blew up like that, the same could be said about their phones too

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 20:57

82. SomeGuy (unregistered)


What's to know? Dual-core = faster

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 08:59

14. thethingis (unregistered)


Congrats to Apple!

Boy, they sure know what they are doing... announce a marginal upgrade that disappoints just about everyone.. and break records for preorders! Now it's looking like a pretty smart move, because if they turn around and announce an iPhone 5 in 6 mos.. people will scramble to buy that too!

I think someone should do a study of Apple consumers.. they seem to be such an incredibly faithful group, buying anything Jobs throws at them.. regardless of what it is.. like happy little iCrack addicts.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 17:34 1

63. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@thethings. Yes, Apple and Apple users know what they're doing, and it's none of your damn business since it has nothing to do with you. What they need to do a study on are the pathetic mentality of android fanboys getting so upset and affected by the success of the iphone when it has nothing to do with you guys. Now that's pretty insane don't you think? :-)

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 19:20

75. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


i somewhat agree with your statement sir --_--`

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 09:00 2

15. THE_GAME5 (Posts: 35; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


the sale is not totally due to his death....
the meare fact that ios is much stable compared to android + better quality apps is enough to drive its sales.......

the critics are either jealous idiots or those who cannot afford it or hackers who are unable to do tinkering with it.......

for a normal guy nothing comes closer for being the best smartphone as iphone.......

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 19:21

76. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


fuvking spammer, go sit in a corner. the only thing different about this post is the top line. 4 different articles, same thing

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 09:14 1

17. Owlet (Posts: 447; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


I wonder how long Apple can ride their popularity before people finally open their eyes and turn away from Apple? It's taking ridiculously long. I'm glad I'm not part of that crazed crowd.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 11:52 2

38. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


People will stop riding the Apple wave when they no longer make the best smartphones on the market.

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