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Record 200,000 Apple iPhone 4S units reserved at AT&T
AT&T has announced that it has set a new company record with 200,000 units of the Apple iPhone 4S pre-ordered in the first 12 hours that the carrier started accepting reservations for the phone. The AT&T public relations department went all out saying that the carrier had seen "extraordinary demand" for the latest iteration of the iconic iPhone and added that it was obvious that customers wanted AT&T's network. The latter's network is the only one of the three U.S. carriers offering Apple's device that lets the handset run at HSPA speeds of 14.4 Mbit/s on the downlink, theoretically twice as fast as what is possible on Verizon and Sprint's 3G network. Furthermore, only AT&T's network allows iPhone 4S owners to talk and download data at the same time (unless you use Wi-Fi in which case simultaneous talk and data can be had on all three networks).

Last year, pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 4 outnumbered the reservations for the iPhone 3GS by a factor of 10 which taxed AT&T's servers, slowing down communications. Some complained of problems yesterday getting through to AT&T to reserve an Apple iPhone 4S. The device will be launched on October 14th in U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the U.K. Changes made to the current model include the addition of a dual-core A5 processor (replacing a single-core A4 processor), an 8MP camera (up from 5MP) an improved antenna system and the Siri voice recognition technology.

source: AppleInsider

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posted on 07 Oct 2011, 21:59 10

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


If only it had a bigger screen, I probably would be all over this.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 22:10 6

2. bigboy029 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Jan 2011)


Hopefully we'll get that with the 5. Really wish the 4s would have had a bigger screen. Even like 3.8 would be awesome! i hope the iphone 5 has a 4.0 screen. seems like a great size to me. not too big, not too small :)

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 22:27 3

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I think they are waiting to increase the screen resolution on the iphone before increasing the screen size. Let's face it, they hyped on the "retina" display with it's ppi over and over again. If they increased it to 4 inches, they would lose it. Would anyone really notice the difference? Hardly but one thing is for sure. Hate on Apple for not adding much to each device every year, but they never remove anything either. The 3.5 inch retina display will stay until they increase the screen resolution so it can remain retina.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 22:15 2

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


That is the only thing i miss. If it had a bigger screen i would be 100% happy but, I dont want a 4''

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 22:53 1

7. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


really? why?

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 22:14 6

3. Kjayhawk (Posts: 282; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


Wow what a surprise. iPhone sold well.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 02:21 2

32. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


Yeah ... everyone ware disappointed by the iPhone 4s, and yet again will sell like hell...

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 22:24 4

5. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Alot of people dont have 4G in their area so they would rather have 3G. For verizon none of the 4G phones are that good anyway so people may get the iphone instead. Please realize i say verizon doesnt have good 4G phones because of the battery life. Add to the fact on at&t the iphone is 4G i do expect many good reasons for people to get it. Plus people will buy the it because its an iphone. I expect good sales number. While i dont feel to have to much of and outdated phone with the 4.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 01:34 4

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


O reallly have u tried the bionic? I bet you havent the bionic. My bionic has 2 times the battery of my droid incredible. it lasts me 1 day if i dont use a computer all day. 2 days if i use it and a computer

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 09:13 2

45. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Bionic is the best 4G lte phone out there but based on what i am hearing from others who have bought it the battery will still drain. If your a light user i guess its fine. With my thunderbolt i sometimes got 3 hours and sometimes over a day. Usage and settings matter but the bat life doesnt compare to an iphone.

posted on 09 Oct 2011, 05:46

78. Windsponge (Posts: 92; Member since: 01 Nov 2009)


I have I phone it's battery is not that good either. Less than 6 hrs average use.I have had all I phones and many androids. IPhone way over rated. Very boring after a while.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 16:22

63. cupcake (Posts: 106; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


4G on at&t yeahhh right

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 23:06 10

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


200,000 units and that's just through lunch time on only AT&T. Sprint and Verizon will probably have similar sales numbers. Won't be surprising if iPhone surpasses 1 million in US sales just today.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 10:39 2

49. alecgale (Posts: 55; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


big deal

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Android-could-have-1-million-daily-activations-in-2-weeks_id22825

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 12:02 2

52. quakan (Posts: 1140; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


compare one phone to one phone, not one phone to an army of phones

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 13:52 4

60. alecgale (Posts: 55; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


apple only releases 1 phone a year across 3 carriers so yeah the release of it is obviously gonna be bigger than any other phone

posted on 09 Oct 2011, 14:08

81. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


quakan, whenever you see iphone sales numbers.. except for pre release stuff like this, its always with every version of iphone sold, not just the current one. There is no such thing as "1 phone against an army" Android phones are broken down by carrier, version, and anything else.. all iphones across all carriers are lumped under iphone.

ya need a better arguement.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 23:08 8

9. breathlesstao (Posts: 71; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)


Holy f×ck. You really do go to any lengths just to give another crapple pos attributes it does not have, right? No adequate speed but it runs all those features so it's HSPA+ so it's 4G...? Talk about desperate.
I fail to see why even HSPA+ was accepted as 4G, actually.
And yeah, like, WHOA, crapple sh×t selling like hot caeks - only proves an even greater number of iDiots.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 23:12 8

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


You mad bro?

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 23:15 6

11. breathlesstao (Posts: 71; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)


No. More like amused. Idiocy amuses me. ^^

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 23:20 11

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


Well who's the idot, the person that is happy with the new phone they just got or the person that's pissed on the Internet about how others choose to spend their money?

Ps not everyone has to like what you like.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 00:35 7

16. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


true but remember that goes both ways taco.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 00:56 7

17. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Taco is my hero, he's the reason I come to PA. His following would make any celebrity green with envy.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 01:13 6

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


Thank you I appreciate the support. One of the things I like about myself is I'm not too big headed to reply back to my fans.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 01:37 6

23. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


You got your head where it belongs. You know your s**t and lay down the facts instead of trolling like some of these idiots do. You make such good points and arguments you could convince anyone to get the iPhone.

I have decided to return my crappy copy cat Samsung phone and will be getting the iPhone 4S.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 01:44 2

24. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


you okay brah?

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 09:17 2

46. Sniggly (Posts: 6697; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


*snort* :D

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 04:50 1

35. LameHumor (unregistered)


Probably the guy that can't spell idiot. Just a hunch.

posted on 09 Oct 2011, 15:01

82. aar0983 (Posts: 51; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)


I would like to see if real life use this phone will even come close to 3mbps. 4G??? How convenient. If you dont have LTE please step aside and enjoy your slow connection. isheeps will always get iphones even if they're steps behind. this is proof of how many people were born to follow and not to lead.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 23:17 1

12. Allday28 (Posts: 273; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


Iphone 4S-teve....

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 00:15 1

14. Savior29 (unregistered)


I ordered my first iPhone (4s) this morning with Sprint. People are saying (Sprint forums) that they're sold out and can't pre order the 16gb 4s' anymore. Damn, I didn't know that you couldn't talk and surf with Sprint. Plus, I hear that GSM is better than CDMA? I should've done a little more research... I will cancel my order tomorrow and just go with AT&T. They're the only ones with HSPA+. I fukked myself .

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 01:36 2

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


or u can get any other phone on sprint or an lte phone on verizon

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 09:24 2

47. Sniggly (Posts: 6697; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You haven't f**ked yourself. If Sprint's coverage is good in your area, the only things you're really missing out on are the supposedly faster data speeds (negated if you use wifi) and simultaneous phone calls and data. Want to know how many times I've needed that talk/data feature since getting my phone? Maybe once.

On the other hand Sprint is the second cheapest of the big four carriers, they have a great customer service base, which is amazing considering they used to be the worst, and they've promised to keep offering unlimited data, without even a throttle cap like what T-Mobile has.

I wouldn't be afraid to keep trying Sprint, man.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 00:18 3

15. Reepa (unregistered)


Good point taco...these a-holes act as if they want to choose what mobile device is best for you...They act as if android devices are the only devices that should be sold....They disgust me daily with their biasness SMH......

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 01:28 4

19. sethyvball (Posts: 46; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Can't believe you just applauded Taco50 saying that hes unbiased when he's the biggest isheep on this website (maybe he's on par with the_miz and Gallitoking but whatever). Oh and dont start with the "whatever your a fandroid" cause I've used both Android and IOS and like both for different reasons.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 01:47 7

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


Typical fandroid tactic pretending that you have an iDevice

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 02:59 4

33. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


not everybody is trying to have some big war with you taco. quit being such a rude troll and antagonizing people all the time and you might see more people like seth here talk about how they like both Android and iOS. the iPhone is a fine phone even though i personally don't like it as much as a good Android device but i might move on to WP7 soon and if i do i'll come to bat for Android just like i always have. i've even come to bat for the iPhone 4 a few times when i thought it appropriate. let there be some mutual respect sometimes.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 18:29 1

69. sethyvball (Posts: 46; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


when in that whole sentence did i ever mention im currently using a an iphone? I said I like both ios cause ive used them both. I waited to get the iphone 4 when it was first announced, but when i held my cousins iphone 4 it was uncomfortable to hold, it was heavy and made of glass (which i thought made it fragile, i was right, my cousins, uncles and sisters iphone cracked after a few months), it had the antenna oroblem which meant it would have to have a band all the time. So i waited 1.5yrs for iphone "5" but again i was disppointed. I have a system of buying an iphone then the next time an android then ios then android and so on. And apparently im a fandroid, ok dude whatever you say.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 01:29 4

20. pongkie (Posts: 493; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


people who already owns an ip4 should just w8 for the ip5.... just saying

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 01:49 1

26. Reepa (unregistered)


sethyvball im jus sick and tired of all the negativity....if someone prefer this company or OS that doesnt give him the rights to slander nor put down another...Each OS has it own unique thing about it so each individual should just choose what best suits their need and SHUT UP with all the no nonsense Bull$hit!!!

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 01:49 1

27. dara (unregistered)


unbelievable.. Steve, you did it again

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 01:51 5

28. darth8balI (banned) (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


Wow iPhone is selling like crazy. I know I've bashed Apple quite a bit, but this is impressive. Maybe it's time to go over to the dark side.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 01:52 5

29. iphoneVsSGS2 (unregistered)


I was waiting for a few months for the SG2. After it came out, I went to the store and compared it with the iPhone. Went back and forth multiple times.
I came out convinced that the build quality should not even be compared. iPhone4 is all class. Holding it is divine. SG2 is noting but plastic.
The display quality (IMO) was much better in the iPhone. Everything looked crystal clear.
The rest of the hardware would be pretty much even when the 4S comes out.

So, to me, the only thing that makes me consider SG2 is Android's geekiness. It is so unorthodox, which I really like.

On the other hand, it is the 3.5" inch screen on the iPhone 4. I don't know how ioS 5 will improve the OS experience. But, I expect that to be good.

If I am not convinced with iPhone4S, I think I'll just wait for the next Nexus, whenever it comes out on AT&T.

BASELINE: iPhone is the best built, best looking, best feeling phone in the market.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 08:09 1

39. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


I may agree with best build and best looking as it is opinion, but you can't be serious with the "best feeling" phone in the market. I've held all the iPhones and the 4 has got to be the worst device I've ever held in my hand granted it was without a case. The back doesn't even look like it was made to be held by a hand.
But then again, I've only started holding the 4 after I've had an Evo which is 4.3" so that may have changed my output on holding the device but the 4 definitely doesn't feel ergonomically hand friendly.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 09:30 3

48. Sniggly (Posts: 6697; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Definitely not best looking (subjective opinion not agreed with by everyone) or best feeling (not so subjective but disagreed with by some).

My personal pick for best looking phones on the market would be the Captivate, the GS2, most HTC phones, and the Motorola Photon. The Motorola Razr (or whatever it's going to be called) will probably get my vote too.

It's not the best feeling to me because the edges have always cut into my hand when I've held it.

And the phone does feel solid in my hands, but I doubt I could have dropped an iPhone 4/S nearly as often as I've dropped my X, Atrix or CLIQ without the whole thing shattering. Glass does that.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 10:51 3

50. Penny (Posts: 1100; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


I can appreciate the build quality of the iPhone 4, as many others do, but I am not really a fan of their choice of materials, namely glass on the exterior. I prefer holding a phone that is coated with that soft touch material, even if the body is made from [strong] plastic. This may feel less premium, but it is also much more comfortable and functional.

Also, the choice of slick exterior materials and the shape of the iPhone 4 combine to make the phone a little awkward for me to hold and difficult to grip. Given that the phone is covered in glass that can't survive a fall, that's not a particularly good thing. My point in all this is that while the iPhone 4 definitely has a high build quality, I would definitely not call it the "best built" phone.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 12:45 1

56. LionStone (Posts: 444; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Good post, agreed...I think the ip4 is a decent design, but not the greatest since it will shatter and then that doesn't look too great.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 23:50 1

77. beruit17 (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Jun 2011)


Amen Penny I totally agree with you. I for my job am in and out of vehicles all the time and can't count how many times I've dropped or slip with my phone.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 01:57

30. Reepa (Posts: 18; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Finally Some Sensible People Starting To Comment lmao........Go Apple dem caan stop yuh

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 02:18 2

31. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5531; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I tried an experiment with a friends AT&T iPhone 4 today. Downloaded and installed the Speedtest app. Then I went to a few locations around the Milbrae-Burlingame-San Mateo area and checked the AT&T network speed. The speed testing was done between 2 to 4 p.m. (just before school let out and kids were pilling onto the AT&T network). The fastest speed I observed was 1.2 mbps. The slowest speed I observed was 128 kbps (!). I saw speeds around 500 kbps more than any other speed. If AT&T doesn't increase their network capacity, HSPA+ won't matter for sh*t.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 03:09 2

34. networkdoodagain (unregistered)


Apparently, PA is having some log in issues:

I still have my captivate and hopefully that will change come tax time.
I recently changed my ROM to EXPRESSO - a variant of CM7

I get 3-5Mbps consistently on the download. Pretty funny that they call the 4S a 4G(phone), so you know that next year's model will be called 4GS.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 05:01

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


200,000 is a small number
It should be much more
Maybe users don't want to change for the same phone

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 12:37

55. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Thats how many AT&T had, thats why the phone sold out idiot. Apple, Verizon, and Sprint have also sold out.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 07:44 2

37. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


As usual leave it up to at&t to come up on another gimmick it truly ashame that they will have people tripping over themselves for some silly little iPhone. What a JOKE as usual. Trust at&t for always misguiding people as usual.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 08:05 2

38. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


wow that was a really stupid statment......you sound as if att is forcing people to spend money on something they dont want....this is america not china! lol

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 08:17 3

40. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


I don't even know why you brought up China. China is practically a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd world country and Chinese people definitely do not spend their money on luxurious items like Americans do. Their culture values money/luxuries last.
AT&T isn't forcing them to spend money but they are saying their network is better than the rest and that you'd be stupid to buy a "slower" iPhone 4S. That's American marketing (bulls**t) at its finest.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 08:26 1

41. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


your missing the point.....If people dont not want a product or item they will not buy it.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 08:39 2

42. Nickmfnjackson (Posts: 101; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)


I feel you could literally wrap a piece of sh!t in sparkly aluminum foil and call it an iphoneS and it would sell faster than the cure for aids

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 08:41

43. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


by the way the china part was just a joke....(my best friend is from china)

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 08:58 3

44. Striker (unregistered)


The late Steve Jobs said it clear: "3.5" is the perfect display size" I really do not understand people who want larger screen? This is iPhone and it is a PHONE. If you want bigger, go for an iPad. It is ridiculous to see one trying to talk on his HTS with 4.5" display, especially a woman that is 5 feet tall. This is a device that must fit into a standart pocket. Who are you guys? Giants, all basketball players? Come on.

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