Those that pre-ordered the Apple iPhone 4S before inventory ran dry should be receiving the phone this Friday when it will also be in stores. Apple received 1 million pre-orders for the phone in the first 24 hours that it was available, breaking the previous record of 600,000 units set last year by the Apple iPhone 4. New orders will now be shipped in 1 to 2 weeks according to Apple's web site and those of the three carriers in the U.S. offering the fifth generation version of Apple's touchscreen handset. With such a great start, some analysts see the Apple iPhone 4S selling 25 million units during the fourth quarter.
source: Macerkompf (translated) via AppleInsider