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

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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  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
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38 Comments

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

34. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 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 :)

36. lolwut unregistered

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

37. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Check your history, Gemini. I said consistently that the 4S would sell. It's a shame you went off the deep end again.

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

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 ......

26. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

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.

31. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 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 =))))

19. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

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

18. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

30. Laron unregistered

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

16. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Typical. Limit supply, increase demand.

25. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

33. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

13. goflet unregistered

so what?

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......

9. droidcandy13895

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

thats what happened to TITANIC .It was cruising at amazing speed and suddenly....... ios will meet its iceberg in ICS

10. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

actualy droids fit more of the titanic mold.

8. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 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.

14. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

LOL, I love the reference.

15. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

7. V.i. boi unregistered

Iphone 4s is not 4G!!

6. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 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.

4. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Marketing strategy again...

24. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

27. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

t aco you have no iphone nothing from apple

3. androidsbiggestfan

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

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

1. cnwwyo

Posts: 126; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

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!

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