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Apple iPhone 4S pre-orders sold out at carriers, delivery times reaching 4 weeks

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Apple iPhone 4S pre-orders sold out at carriers, delivery times reaching 4 weeks
A couple of days ago Apple published first-day sales of the newly announced iPhone 4S and they surpassed all expectations breaking the previous record set by the iPhone 4. The 4S was pre-ordered by more than 1 million Americans on day one, much more than the 600,000 pre-orders for the iPhone 4. The 4S pre-orders also blow Android phones out of the water as no single Android device comes even close to those numbers.

At the same time, though, Horace Dediu of Asymco has noticed that pre-orders at all three US carriers offering the 4S - Verizon, AT&T and Sprint - have sold out. At Sprint that's true for the 16GB model, which seems to have been completely sold out, while at AT&T delivery times at AT&T stand at 3 to 4 weeks. At Verizon the iPhone 4S is available but pre-orders will arrive only on October 28th. Staggering results, which only underline how strong Apple is before the company releases its third quarter (second FY trimester) results on Tuesday.

source: @Asymco

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posted on 13 Oct 2011, 09:10 6

1. cnwwyo (Posts: 126; Member since: 26 May 2011)


wonder how many of those "pre orders" came from apple themselves? lol

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 09:15 3

2. iSHeep (unregistered)


I bought 3 iPhone4s's! 2 in case my first one gets 1 scratch on it and 1 to give to my gf! I'm just happy my phone is finally 4G! Next year we will get 5G! YIIPPYYYY!

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 09:18 1

5. G-Reg (unregistered)


HAHA, got to it before me. Cudos +1

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 10:09 1

12. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


the only kind of "4g" the iphone4s gets is hspa+ which is slower than wimax and lte

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 11:17

20. ZayZay (Posts: 565; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


Don't talk unless you actually know what your talking about.

P.S. Hows your Echo? HAHA

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 12:15 2

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


HSPA + is faster than WiMAX

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 11:02 1

17. Allday28 (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


Ummmm it acyually doesnt have 4g.. There are gonna be so many confused people pike you that dont know any better...

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 15:47

32. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


I saw many reviews on the galaxy s 2 on at&ts network and even with hspa it only got from 2-5 mbps. normally 2 so its not real 4g

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 11:30 2

21. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


apple cheats.......apple lies........fandroid trolling..............

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 18:37

35. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Smart sell by Apple now iPhone 4$ next 2 months will be iPhone 5, I feel bad for iPhone lovers they should wait for iPhone 5 at the same price, new phone and technology.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 09:15 4

3. androidsbiggestfan (Posts: 76; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


Apple, stop fudging your damn sales/pre-order numbers.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 09:16 2

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


Marketing strategy again...

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 12:17 2

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


It's a good strategy to dominate in sales. So in your brain damaged fandroid head Apple's marketing strategy is to sell millions of iPhones in a matter of days.

I wonder why android doesn't use this strategy? Oh it's because no one buys androids until they're on the clearance rack. That's why android brags about activations.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 12:38 1

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


t aco you have no iphone nothing from apple

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 09:23 4

6. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)


As of this morning the 4S is not even on backorder in my region. That means they have plenty in the warehouses and the initial orders have already shipped.

This is definitely a marketing ploy and these articles are just free advertising for Apple. if it's not a marketing gimmick, it's a flat out lie.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 09:28 3

7. V.i. boi (unregistered)


Iphone 4s is not 4G!!

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 09:45 3

8. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Its funny that no matter how well Apple does people will always find a way to make it negative. They did the samething to Jesus.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 10:29 1

14. E.N. (Posts: 2357; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


LOL, I love the reference.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 10:49 1

15. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


*successfully resists urge to make fun of religion/"personal relationships with Jesus"*

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 09:57 3

9. droidcandy13895 (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


thats what happened to TITANIC .It was cruising at amazing speed and suddenly.......

ios will meet its iceberg in ICS

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 10:04 2

10. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


actualy droids fit more of the titanic mold.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 10:06 1

11. joe (unregistered)


no one really knows the numbers to the 4s pre orders yet, it is just marketing game apple is playing, and they are one of the best if not the best at it. for true numbers, will have to wait few months to get an accurate number so......

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 10:27

13. goflet (unregistered)


so what?

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 10:49 3

16. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Typical. Limit supply, increase demand.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 12:20 1

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


That only works if people actually want to buy your product.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 17:50 1

33. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yep. And people only want to buy your product if they're told how awesome it is by other people.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 11:09 1

18. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


iPhone 4s 16GB is sold out at Sprint. Imagine how many people are getting too cheap just to be part of the band and say that they have an iPhone.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 14:01

30. Laron (unregistered)


Most cusotmers won't even use 5GB of space, why buy a 32GB or 64GB. Just saying.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 11:14

19. ZayZay (Posts: 565; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


Why pre order and wait so long if you can show up at opening and get one tomorrow?

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 11:44 2

22. locky (unregistered)


if you have an iphone all the chicks want to play with it. if you have an android all your mates want to play with it. geeks get android. players get iphone.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 15:38 1

31. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


I agree but at the same time it can be said the other way around. Hot chicks with iphones love when players complement them on their choice(which is a lame choice but players play the game) :P

So I'll keep my android and hop on a islut =))))

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 12:22 1

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


Man I wonder how many iPhone 4S's have been sold in the last week? Can Apple do 5 million in one week? This is also driving sales of the iPhone 4 and 3GS. Apple will have their best ever quarter. I won't be surprised if they hit 30 million.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 13:06

28. mr Wireless (unregistered)


The phone is not 4g lol this is sad how ppl dont know whats going on.... what i dont get is how do you come out with four iphones and there all 3g ,,,, now thats something to think about ......

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 13:27

29. mike jones (unregistered)


Ok so tell me if im wrong. So anyone that preorderd there phone to have tomorrow will have to wait 4 weeks!? Or is the 4 week wait for after people get there pre orders

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 18:37

34. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Hahahahaha. Look at all the excuses android fanboys are coming up with again, hahahaha. They were so sure of themselves that the ip4s will not sell. And they said it with such confidence and as a matter of factly like it is the ultimate truth of all truths. Hahahahaha. And now they're eating their words again and are coming up with lame excuses. Shameless android fanboys. Such thick faced douches android fanboys are :)

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 19:04

36. lolwut (unregistered)


lol calm down, you look just as f**cking retarded going on a rant like that

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 22:53

37. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Check your history, Gemini. I said consistently that the 4S would sell.

It's a shame you went off the deep end again.

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 09:45

38. tical187 (unregistered)


I ordered the 4s on October 10th and I'd it does not arrive sometime next week I'm gunna do absolutely nothing because that's al I can do. Laaaame

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