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

0. phoneArena 10 Oct 2011, 08:17 posted on

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

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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: 301; 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: 1436; 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: 338; 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: 338; 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: 449; 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: 3271; 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: 3271; 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: 450; 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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