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Apple sells out the Apple iPhone 4S, new orders now ship in 1 to 2 weeks

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Apple sells out the Apple iPhone 4S, new orders now ship in 1 to 2 weeks
Recession? What recession? Apple executives can't be blamed for thinking that the sun rises on Cupertino every day following news that the company has already sold out of its initial shipment of the Apple iPhone 4S. Letdown? What Letdown? The news of the sellout is like Apple sticking its tongue out to all those who felt that the introduction of the Apple iPhone 4S lacked the event's usual "panache" and felt that sales would lag because of the limited improvements made over the current Apple iPhone 4.

While many had expected Apple to rollout a totally redesigned Apple iPhone 5 with a larger 4 inch+ screen to match recent Android models, the Apple iPhone 4S looks exactly like the Apple iPhone 4 with some Android-influenced changes. For example, the single-core A4  processor has been replaced by a dual-core A5. The 5MP camera is gone, replaced by an 8MP shooter and the iPhone 4S offers the Siri Voice Recognition system which expands upon the current Voice Recognition system found on Android.

AT&T late Friday reported a record pre-order of 200,000 units, and Sprint's web site says that the carrier has sold out of the 16GB model. As of Saturday morning, the web site still shows the 32GB and 64GB models available for pre-order at the nation's third largest carrier, while the 16GB model will still be in stores on October 14th. At Verizon, the 16GB version of the Apple iPhone 4S in black or white now shows a delivery date of October 21st, one week after the launch date. All other models show a delivery date of October 14th. With all this demand, Wall Street analysts now expect a record breaking launch by the new iteration of Apple's touchscreen phone.

source: AppleInsider  

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posted on 08 Oct 2011, 06:05 20

1. masterchina (Posts: 55; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)

Stupid sheep!

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 08:08 15

6. Alantef (Posts: 288; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)

more than half have the iphone 4 i bet.....i agree....sheep!

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 09:38 14

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

So are the people who upgrade to the latest android sheep?

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 09:40 12

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

exactly Taco. Them Androids come out every month.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 10:18 10

23. Alantef (Posts: 288; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)

and apple changes one feature and people buy like crazy....clueless sheep...but i said it on here before the business that apple runs is absolutely positively genies to come out with the same thing and people buy it like the next coming...stand in line overnight and all....crazy!...and you wonder why your sleep... example i'm always gonna stick with android BUT i wont change phones without big feature changes....if apple came out with the iPhone 5 and added a lot of features and changed the game...i wouldn't say anything but adding a "better" camera, Siri and a A5 chip (that you already used in your iPad from the summer) on a already simple watered down platform isnt doing anything at all....as a android user i wanted something BIG out of apple to make companies like HTC,Samsung, and LG to step up their game and do better but now apple is working from behind and i bet those companies are gonna hold on to their TOP OF THE LINE devices to drop around the next iphone...but that's besides the point...you guys are sleep...deal with it

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 10:22 15

24. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

why do u assume its iphone 4 people buying all this? u do know that tons and tons of people are ending their 3gs and 3g contracts arounf now?i bought a 4s becuase i dont hve an iphone, in other words if i had an iphone 4 there wud not be a need to…

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 14:59 6

81. mclarlm (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

Exactly. Heck, I'm upgrading to the iphone4S from a Sony Ericsson C905! Curious about what the hubbub is about and it'll be my first Apple product ever. Seems to be a great phone and gives me time to wait until SE fixes their Android lineup.

posted on 09 Oct 2011, 00:51

115. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

well idk how much more se there will be if sony buys them compltetely

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 11:16 7

33. Joak (unregistered)

Dude where do I begin...android has ALOT of catching up to do...apple have a pretty much flawless device...if not for the fact tht I damaged my iPhone 4 I won't be buying the 4s cuz the 4 is pretty much flawless. Android needs to work together with phone makers in a way tht their phones become stable, android phones are high end top of the line but they are just not stable like a windows pc...but forget all tht and explain to me how it is any of your business what people do with THEIR money? Why do u take it upon urself to insult iPhone buyers? Does anyone insult people for buying the android? And how can u follow android like a sheep and accuse someone else of being a sheep? I mean did apple offend u personally or did iPhone buyers offend u personally? And how is apple different from any other phone manufacturer, u do realize tht their all in it to make a profit. Do u think android phone makers would hesitate to sell "the same phone" every year if they knew they had a market for it? Bottom line...android phones will come and go but The iPhone is 4eva! Deal with it!

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 12:16 14

49. Habib (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


I work for verizon, and i have seen so many ppl coming in with iphone 4, With two issues the most.

1. The phone turns off with no damn reason, fully charged does not turn back on and the screen is pitch black.

2. you can not hear the other person, unless put on speaker, right when activated.

as for your flawless comment, i can see you do not know much about phones. :)

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 12:35 4

53. Joak (unregistered)

Flawless in the context of everything being constant, under normal circumstances...there is no phone out there tht is completely void of problems...but under normal circumstances (there is no problem with the phone) then the iPhone works perfectly...forgive me assumed u would know wht tht implied.

U can see I do not know anything abt phones? Come on dude, stop making cheap shots giving me an opportunity to insult ur intelligence...so I will give u time to logically analyze ur statement and figure out how u came to tht conclusion then explain how u know for sure tht I don't know anything abt phones...

I don't even think it is important for me to argue if I know anything abt phones or not. I just want to know how an intelligent human being like u came to tht conclusion...

Pls argue with rational deductions...and keep ur irrational remarks out of this...

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 15:56 2

86. dman5400 (Posts: 15; Member since: 02 Oct 2011)

Hahahahahaha its spelled joke not joak that's what you are. Its pretty obvious English isn't your first language. You don't know anything about phones. I guess all perfect phones don't need a good antenna.I'm gonna guess you don't need anyone else to talk to since you're probably having quite a conversation with the voices in your head.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 17:18 1

97. Joak (unregistered)

I guess u would know if I know anything abt phones or not...if I were to start speaking abt what my experience with phones career and personal, u would probably crawl back under the rock u climbed up out of, but I don't think tht is relevant...so let us talk phones and not let our emotions overwhelm our ability to reason

And there is absolutely nothing wrong with having conversations with voices in ur head...I think. Lol

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 13:23 4

64. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)

habib, sounds like a verizon problems iphone works great on att

But you probably thought the storm was a good phone

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 13:44 1

69. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

And there are a bunch of similar issues with Android devices. That is why there is a warranty.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 17:00 1

95. SomeGuy (unregistered)

1. When the phone shuts off for "no damn reason", you push and hold the home button and lock button until you see the Apple logo.

2. Right when activated? It may be Verizons system thats flawed at that point. Or the system needs to refresh with the new equipment information. OTA activations are troublesome, especially with Verizon 4G devices.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 17:01

96. SomeGuy (unregistered)

Which, I know the iPhone isn't 4G. I was just using it as an example for OTA activations.

posted on 09 Oct 2011, 03:22

119. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

@habib. So the iphone turns off by itself and users can't hear the other person on the other end when on a call? Is that why the iphone4 has the highest customer satisfaction? Hahahaha. Nice try Mr Liar.

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 16:17

135. Fubajuba (unregistered)

I worked for Apple, and must say, I have never heard of either of those problems happening, and seriously doubt the frequency of them occurring. That's absurd. No product is perfect. But that's a joke.

posted on 09 Oct 2011, 15:26

128. Vzw_employee (Posts: 42; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)

Why would you say that android isn't stable ?
What features does android lack compare to iphone?

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 13:26

134. Craiglj (unregistered)

how about Siri, thats about it.

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 16:18

136. Fubajuba (unregistered)


posted on 08 Oct 2011, 13:20 3

63. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)

maybe you need an iphone to help you with the difference between "sleep" and "sheep" (which could be a typo, and "your" and "you're" which is like 3rd grade english.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 16:21 1

90. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Just remember where most of "Damn You Auto Correct!"'s entries come from.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 16:36 2

94. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

stop being a hypocrite taco50

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 09:39 1

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

I thumb that up. Because this must hurt. hahahaaa

posted on 09 Oct 2011, 04:42

121. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)

I think there a lot of idiots ordering this phone cause jobs passed away. Just my opinion.

posted on 09 Oct 2011, 05:30

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

Lol I like the iPhone, I can't disagree, there is something about it what makes you want to get it. I don't know what. But I'll stick with my Windows Phone for now.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 06:19 9

2. Guest (unregistered)

Why sheep, Iam gonna buy it too, woo woo :) 64GB

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 06:49 2

3. sun0066 (Posts: 132; Member since: 12 Feb 2011)

android is good , actually my phone right now is an android ( SGII ) but i don't know why once you start downloading apps it becomes a little sluggish at times or an app is working fine and after an update it doesn't , the screen in the iphone is really small though, at least for me but overall it works flawless.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 10:04 4

22. tuminatr (Posts: 773; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)

that's the perception anyway, but its not true. one of my good friends works at a store that sells IPhones he says people come in daily with issues. But because its apple people say I have the best and I would have this problem with anything. With android phones people come in with problems and a lot of them say if I would have a Iphone i would not have had that problem. truth is phones have issues, people do stupid things with them. Until you can fix stupid you will never eliminate problems

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 14:17 2

74. onion (unregistered)

funny, ive worked both in a corporate store and in tech support since the iphone has come out and have only had to replace 2 of them since launch. compare that to the 95409352987 droid that have had to been replaced, hard reset, etc.

the only people that come to the stores with iphones are ones looking to get the latest one.

posted on 09 Oct 2011, 10:07

124. catfacepanda (unregistered)

Onion, if you really worked at a corporate wireless carrier's store, you would know that only Apple is responsible for replacing defective phones. Once they are sold, they are the customer's and Apple's problem.

posted on 09 Oct 2011, 18:31

130. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)

not for verizon, smart guy. their tech support can place warranty orders.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 07:13 7

4. tims (unregistered)

so many games and apps,and such a let down with that small outdated screen. this phone became boring. bye iphone.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 07:36 6

5. snowgator (Posts: 3586; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Between this and all the high level Androids coming out, I see a long, hard road for WP Mango devices. The iPhone is an icon. It's sales are assured. Hope it's quality is too, for all those buying.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 13:48 1

70. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Mango/WP7 is not going to see anywhere near the activation/sales levels of either iOS or Android. The Android activation volume seem to be sourced in Nokia customers moving to Android. iOS activation volume seems to be sourced in BB customers leaving RIM.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 08:25 5

8. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Who cares...!!! With all the loyal Steve Jobs fans out there it doesn´t surprise me.

I guess Steve´s death help push the sales as well.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 12:06 3

44. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 293; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)

I agree, Steve's death is going to be an emotional push for some people to stay loyal to Apple.
I honestly don't blame those people, as Steve was a great guy and I am sure he was one of the brightest people in the last and current century; he knew how to communicate with people, for God's sake he is the only CEO i've seen walking on the stage with jeans and sneakers! he wouldn't even shave his beard for those events, so no wonder people would feel connected with someone who looks like anyone you may see walking around the corner and brings good products!

I am not an Apple fan, and honestly I hate how they set strict boundaries with whatever product they have, but I tip my hat to Steve.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 08:41 6

9. theBankRobber (Posts: 681; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

I think people are crazy about their iphones like people are crazy about newer Android phones. Gotta have the best and newest phone out, so people spend the out of contract money. I know I did, spent $500 on my EVO 4g when it 1st came out because I started my contract with Sprint in January 2010. Good news for me is my upgrade is a week away so I have to choose which phone will be my next one, 1 week, oh it feels like Christmas. :)

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 08:44 6

10. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Agreed dude. You´re right. It´s all about choices.

I paid 699 for my Galaxy S2 + taxes.... I´m very happy with it tough..

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 10:46 1

27. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Holy apesh!t batman! I like you! Another reader with common effin sense! Idk why most users on here(android mostly but ios too) log on just to start flame wars and troll. Cell phone fanatics are the same no matter what OS.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 08:57 9

11. baldilocks (Posts: 746; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

I love how these morons here have nothing better to do than to log on and put down the iPhone and anyone who owns one.

I have a GS II and most of the people I know and love use iPhone's. Grow up people.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 10:49

28. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

I think im hallucinating from this huge headache I have because not just one but 2 people have sense on this website! Sir you have q valid point that I hope will be paid some attention. But we both know how idiotic ppl are...=[

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 08:57 2

12. Lopnk (unregistered)

leave it to apple to use a death to push sales
bet the dude died weeks ago and it wasnt until they needed the publicity to push phones out the door. its just to convienent imo
iphone 4S.. psh what a waste of someones money

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 10:55 3

29. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

I hope something really bad happens to you. Or better yet something worse happens to someone you love, of you still have loved ones. I have a feeling they all left because they dont want to be associated with a heartless atheist piece of trash such as yourself. This isn't in defense of Steve jobs alone But humanity in general. Respect the dead, but have more respect for the loved ones of the deceased. Like jobs' wife that had to see him suffer through cancer and die well before his time. Just because you love one cell phone over apple...you disgust most of humanity you ape.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 11:28

36. Allday28 (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)

well said my friend!!

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 11:31

38. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

People like him piss me off. He must be godless to have such little respect for the dead and their family. Im not exactly a minister myself but you cant have that much disregard and believe in anything higher, no matter what god it is.

...damn, now I've gone and went religious. I'll be back I need to go sin.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 23:59

114. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

You can be rest assured that the godless can have respect for the dead. I'm living proof. Pun not intended. Batteries not included.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 11:37 2

40. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)

He said something bad and you respond with wishing something bad upon him??? Huh and you got mad at him and you just... I am confused.

You should NEVER wish bad upon someone. No matter how mad you are. It just makes you look bad that you got that mad and reacted exactly how he wanted you to.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 09:17 5

13. IR (unregistered)

some of these comments on here are getting on my nerves. How do you have the right to call someone dumb or stupid because they decided to buy something with THEIR money? Also Im a android user and im happy about it but some people put down the iphone saying this and that is outdated. Now when you look at it in some aspects yes thats true but android is no better, Instead of a feature like screen is outdated, the whole phone is pretty much forgotten within a few months in android. Google, Samsung, HTC and all the other makers want your money too thats why they are pushing out so many. So to me its all the same. So it goes to say you have no input on what someones buy if its android or apple. just let it go

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 09:36

14. sammy jobs (unregistered)

how many 4s did they make or had in stock ? why are they not telling us in numbers ? for all we know it could be a very low number so....

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 11:27

35. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

U make a god point but if one were to look at past launches, apple always has large numbers. Either after the weekend or after the launch apple will release numbers. Thats their trend

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 09:36 5

15. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Called it. The iPhone 4S will sell. Fact of life. The third carrier will boost sales. Fact of life. Will it kill Android? Not even close.

Before you even think about posting, Taco, let's talk:


I'm sick of the goddamned fighting and want to resolve this like two civilized people should, on a one to one basis.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 13:18 4

62. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

I'm guessing from the thumbs down that Taco isn't interested in being civilized.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 09:43

19. toxic (unregistered)

i phone 4 is on sale at sams for $99.00,
that souds like a awsome deal !!! .

ill wate for the nexus prime & icecream 4.0 already loaded on it, it will be the leading phone on the market for time to come, to many great features on the prime.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 09:46 3

20. GP (unregistered)

I have an Android, Samsung Fascinate. My wife has an iPhone4. Other than the smaller screen I like the iPhone better. The Android has more customization, but the iPhone just works, and works well. I am sure the newer Androids will work much better but my next phone will probably be an iPhone.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 09:49 4

21. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Yeah dude, don't judge Android by the Fascinate. It's probably the worst out of the original Galaxy S phones. At least try out an Android phone first. :)

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 12:11 2

46. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)

thats why people choose Apple one device . you dont worry about which Android phones work.. to many choices and if you make a wrong choice you are stuck for 2 years.... thats why they choose Apple.. simplier...

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 13:09 2

60. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

If you make a wrong choice there is still such a thing as a return period and there is always tweaking you can do to the software. Besides, I think it's hard to make a bad Android choice these days unless you're a complete tightwad and/or pay no attention to feedback on particular phones.

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