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

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

“We are blown away with the incredible customer response to iPhone 4S,” Phil Schiller, senior VP of Product Marketing, said. “The first day pre-orders for iPhone 4S have been the most for any new product that Apple has ever launched and we are thrilled that customers love iPhone 4S as much as we do.”

Now, we’d be the first ones to admit that the iPhone 4S didn’t live up to the pumped up expectations and rumors, not lastly based on what you, our users, said. Nonetheless, the 4S is a great phone, which falls in a successful legacy, an investment nearly as secure as Treasure Bills in the world of mobile phones.

One of the best selling Android phones, the Samsung Galaxy S II, registered 10 million units sold in five months, an impressive figure which nonetheless pales in comparison.

If you feel like you’ve missed something about the new iPhone - be it about the hardware, iOS 5 or the new Siri voice assistant, feel free to check out all our iPhone 4S coverage here

source: Apple

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iPhone 4s
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB

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101 Comments

1. toaster

Posts: 114; Member since: Sep 13, 2011

inb4 incessant rabbling from apple and android fanboys. Guess people were wrong when they said the i4S would flop.

8. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

The iPhone 4s would not flop. BUT IT SUCKS. Because of all the hype and their thinking of an iPhone 5, they all went out and ordered it without even knowing the freakin product. Even if the iPhone 4s had a 500Mhz Processor and Apple says it is fast, they would buy it. And by they I mean the ISHEEP.

21. shafboy

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 26, 2010

Ok look, the iPhone 4S isn't suckish at all. However it isn't a big upgrade from the iPhone 4, and lets be honest the huge upgrade is what everyone wanted. No matter for Apple though because what they really have isn't the perfect phone, but the perfect business technique. This is why they always sell so much.

55. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@bob. How does the ip4s suck? Because of those rumors that turned out to be rumors after all? Hahahahaha. And hello, pre orders came after the ip4s was launched, not before. So how can you say that everyone went and pre ordered it just based on expectations? You are just running out of excuses. And you have nothing more to say other than there are a lot of isheeps, hahahahaha. Pathetic android fanboy.

84. NVPMOTHAF

Posts: 78; Member since: Sep 28, 2011

im going to have to agree with 530gemini. All you android fanboys are mad because, once again, iphone beats all android's phone sales. I can't believe bobfreking55 said they bought it without knowing the phone's offerings. It was shown at an Apple conference 3 days before pre-orders came out. What a sap.

88. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Lol, if the iPhone sells so much, why does Android own 50% of the shares? And Google doesn't release 1 phone a year, unlike Apple. I'm sure if you add total Android sales to the iPhone, the iPhone would still lose. Good try. The iPhone 4S is garbage. When they get a big boy screen with IOS5, I would consider buying one. 3.5" is embarrassing for a phone. f**kin' sheep are blind now, let's get passed the being dumb part now lol.

99. NVPMOTHAF

Posts: 78; Member since: Sep 28, 2011

YEAH, IF YOU PUT ALL ANDROID SALES COMBINED, THEY WOULD BEAT THE IPHONE, THAT'S LIKE SAYING, IF YOU PUT A PREP IN A CROWD WITH 30 GANGBANGERS, THE GANGBANGERS WOULD WIN (AND I'M NOT TRYING TO COMPARE IPHONE AND ADROIDS TO GANGBANGERS AND A PREP, IT WAS JUST AN EXAMPLE) NO CRAP!!!! HOW OBVIOUS IS IT THAT MULTIPLE SHOULD BEAT ONE. I DON'T CARE IN WHAT SITUATION YOU PUT IT TO, THAT COMPARISON IS ALWAYS OBVIOUS FOR THE OUTCOME. WILL ANYONE ANSWER MY QUESTION AND TELL ME WHAT ONE, OR MAYBE EVEN TWO COMBINED, ANDROID SALES COULD BEAT THE IPHONE SALES. I'LL TELL YOU, NONE!!!!! ALL YOU DROID BOTS CAN EVER SAY IS "ALL TOTALS OF ANDROID PHONES STOMP IPHONE SALES". THE ONLY REASON WHY IS BECAUSE THAT IS THE ONLY THING YOU CAN THINK OF. BUT AGAIN NO CRAP THAT OVER 30 ANDROIDS WILL BEAT ONE PHONE.

92. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

I mean they may have the ability to know it, but since it's Apple, they wouldn't mind. Like this friend I have, So impressed with the iPhone 3G camera and says its nice, but she actually owns a 5MP Camera Galaxy S. It's apple. people think its the best. you can't deny that.

94. toaster

Posts: 114; Member since: Sep 13, 2011

Thank you for proving my point beautifully. (:

100. NVPMOTHAF

Posts: 78; Member since: Sep 28, 2011

Because it is the best.

23. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Meh. This is the first 'introduction' where VZW and Sprint customers were part of the introduction. I would have been shocked if the iPhone 4S had not broken all previous records. I am not hating on the iPhone, just pointing out some facts.

56. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@droid. It does not matter. The ip4s is selling more than ever. What if I say that android only has a bigger market share because they are on all carriers, so we should not honor its market share lead? Hahahahaha.

2. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Very nice success Congratulations

22. 3D unregistered

Another Apple stealing success from Samsung patents. At the iPhone 4S launch, CEO Tim Cook and co were quoted as saying, “Improving on the innovative stainless steel external, dual-antenna design of iPhone 4, iPhone 4S is the first phone to intelligently switch between two antennas to send and receive.”

28. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

AKA: "Improving (Fixing) on the innovative stainless steel external, dual-antenna design of the iPhone 4(the previous faulty antenna), iPhone 4S is the first phone to intelligently switch between two antennas to send and receive (allows the new iPhone to actually make phone calls, regardless of how it is held.)" Better?

31. Me unregistered

Wow. I felt sorry for these iSheeps. iPhone 4S is not the first.

57. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@me. We have the highest customer satisfaction rating. So don't feel sorry for us. We will be very happy with the ip4s :-)

54. mandkeee

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 27, 2009

APPLE IS MUCH MUCH MUCH BETTER THEN stupid samsung company samsung = best copycat company samsung = no skills to make their own OS... samsung = fascinate , droid charge ,still android 2.2......never update

83. u unregistered

be..e...e.eee

89. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Congratulations, you can read the instruction manual. Every phone pretty much has 2.3, and ICS will come to all phones that have 1ghz and above processors. IOS5 can't touch Android. Everyone knows dumbasses will buy the new iPhone, even when the old one is getting the new software. And how many of those people have the iPhone 4 already? Probably the majority. And I even gave Apple the pleasure of emailing them why they suck. But no one listens, even the little farm animals. Go figure.

101. NVPMOTHAF

Posts: 78; Member since: Sep 28, 2011

congrats for ICS.......Oh wait, are they actually testing it insead of prematurely spraying the old android phones that couldn't support it like the stupid release of 2.3. If ICS has so much to offer with all these cool features (that probably wont work without you having to download something else and even then....) do you honestly think that the 1ghz single core phones will be able to support it when most couldn't support the 2.3. Come on if you think that they will be able to support the new one with out it crashing, when they couldn't support the current, you have got to be smokin something other than cigarettes. I would love to hear an argument on that one, I work for Verizon tech, and know a bunch of people with other carriers that have them, and 90% of my calls are with 2.3 devices daily. With averaging 36 calls a day, that would make 32 of my calls androids. That would make it 832 android phones a month that have issues. Only about 6 a month that are Iphones. hmmmmmmm...................................

93. 3D unregistered

ha...ha...ha... Did you read Phonearena news today. I hope Samsung use this patent to ban iPhony 4S.

3. geekxxxnerd unregistered

i just dont understand the negative nancys out there that like to rain on everyones parade and say, " boo hoo boo hoo it doesnt have this screen or this body style its not so coo blah blah blah." Its a great phone its past far beyond great i cant wait till i get my 4S, this phone still has Steve Jobs signature on it respect him and his vision everything has its time and its place and im just happy I get to keep my same plan with SPRINT got to love unlimited atleast for now it will be $10 for unlimited data but ha better than big greedy read and lame ATT.

4. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Sprint sales helped out as well, if Sprint had the iPhone last year, it would have sold a lot more. This will quickly turn into a flame wars article with androids and iphones talking trash to each other. It sure has over on engadget lol, so sad.

6. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Its not ju-st Sprint, this is the first simultaneous launch with AT&T and VZW. If this didn't shatter records the phone would be a flop. So instead of launching to a potential approx 100 mil its launching to approx 250 mil

16. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Very good point, boss.

20. theone unregistered

good point didnt think about it like that......

58. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@boss. Well if android phones aren't released on all carriers either, it won't sell as much. So what's the difference? Android fanboys are not using their brains. Makes me question if they have one, hahahahaha.

72. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

*sighh* i really dont want to explain sh!t to you right now. whats up with callin everyone fanbois too? im readingthissh1t and bossmt_2 has a good point. makes me wonder if you have a brain.

85. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@reading. Of course I have a brain, and it's working way better than yours. And yes, iphone antagonists on here are android fanboys :)

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