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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38 Comments

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!

5. G-Reg unregistered

HAHA, got to it before me. Cudos +1

12. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

the only kind of "4g" the iphone4s gets is hspa+ which is slower than wimax and lte

20. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Don't talk unless you actually know what your talking about. P.S. Hows your Echo? HAHA

23. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

HSPA + is faster than WiMAX

17. Allday28

Posts: 335; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

Ummmm it acyually doesnt have 4g.. There are gonna be so many confused people pike you that dont know any better...

32. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

I saw many reviews on the galaxy s 2 on at&ts network and even with hspa it only got from 2-5 mbps. normally 2 so its not real 4g

21. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

apple cheats.......apple lies........fandroid trolling..............

35. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Smart sell by Apple now iPhone 4$ next 2 months will be iPhone 5, I feel bad for iPhone lovers they should wait for iPhone 5 at the same price, new phone and technology.

3. androidsbiggestfan

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

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

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

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.

7. V.i. boi unregistered

Iphone 4s is not 4G!!

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"*

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.

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......

13. goflet unregistered

so what?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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