Apple iPhone is now available in stores

Apple iPhone is now available in stores
It's Friday, but more importantly – it's Friday, October 14th. And that means it's iPhone 4S time in the States. Starting today Apple's newest iPhone packing a dual-core processor, a reworked 8-megapixel camera and Siri, your witty personal voice assistant, is available at Apple Stores, the three major US carriers – Verizon, AT&T and Sprint - offering the phone, as well as Best Buy. Pre-orders should also start arriving very soon.

You probably know that already, but just to remind you – the iPhone 4S is offered in black and white from day one and you can pick one of three varieties – a 16GB version priced at $199.99 with a 2-year contract, a 32GB going for $299.99 on a contract and a 64 gig model selling for $399 when you sign with a carrier.

Are you waiting in line like the biggest iPhone fan boy, Rob Shoesmith? Were you among the first to get it? Have you seen any huge lines? 

We're hearing about lines in front of some Apple Stores as well as Sprint stores, but we're sure that you could add even more details to that. Don't hesitate to send us pictures of the iPhone 4S first day sales with the name of the store at our from our tips page and chime in with your experiences below!

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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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45 Comments

1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and more importantly this begins the wind down of iphone mania between announcement and launch.

2. Meedlies

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

I cant wait for my 1st iphone 4s customer to walk in so i can tell them " you know, for the same price you can get a much more powerful phone with a bigger screen and the same camera right?" But so far no one has shown up.

7. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

I would think your store policy would to be to only sway them away from a phone if it's a feature phone.

27. Meedlies

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Lets just say I have no incentive to sell anyone an iphone.

8. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

i loveeeeeee me some android :D

10. rich7sena unregistered

As an AT&T customer considering both the 4S and the SGSII, this is not an accurate comparison between the devices. Both are equally powerful with a slight performance edge going to the 4S. I would also say the 4S also has a better performing camera. The SGSII has a great looking saturated screen but the 4S has greater pixel density and superior resolution (due to screen size). It really comes down to preference of OS, not hardware.

11. steev57 unregistered

Finally someone who seems to understand that there is a huge difference between IOS and Android. So huge in fact, that you shouldn't even really compare them. A phone is really only as good as its OS. Having owned 4 android phones(rooted all of them, installed custom roms/kernels/etc.) and an Iphone 4(jailbroken), I've come to this conclusion: -If you like to tinker with your phone, customize things such as homescreens, ringtones, wallpapers, etc., then Android would be your best bet. However, from experience, Android has stability issues a lot of the time. Some might argue, but this is just from my experience. -If you just want a phone that works without the many customizations that Android offers, then perhaps and Iphone would better suit you. While having one for about 6 months, I only had reboot it once. Everything worked perfectly, even with it being jailbroken. Personally, I prefer Android but only because I like to mess with roms/kernels/etc. If I didn't care about that, I would probably go with an Iphone because of its stability. Hopefully ICS will run much smoother when it's released.

35. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Hmm.. are you kidding me? According to Phone Arena, the 4S processor is only running at 800MHz and it only has 512Mb of ram, while the SGSII on the other hand has a processor speed of 1.2GHz and has 1Gb of ram which is nearly twice the ram of the 4S. That is definitely not the same hardware. Not to mention the SGSII is slimmer overall and it is rocking Gorilla Glass unlike the brittle crappy glass on the iPhone that cracks very easily if dropped. So I beg to differ when you say that it really comes down to preference of OS. You should do more reading before making a decision if you are still unsure. I have added the breakdown article below. Good luck with your future purchase. By the way I love my SGSII. :)

37. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Oops I forgot to add the article for you, but here it is. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-iPhone-4S-gets-the-teardown-treatment_id22981

38. ikjoiu

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 09, 2011

tell me why the iphone 4s still got higher benchmarks than the sgs2??

15. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You sound like an idiot and also a bad salesman. I guess you will be getting a lot of chargebacks when all the people you talk into android come back and swap them out for iPhones.

16. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

You're not right sometimes. But, that's just my take.

20. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Why are you guys hating so much?!?! I really don't get it because although I don't really like Android (and I'm very familiar with Android), I don't have a problem with other people using it. With the same price, you can get a phone with a bigger screen, the same megapixel count (not the same camera), and possibly a more powerful phone (when the Droid Razr and Prime release, but thats in the future.) If you prefer giant screens and designing your homescreens and "tweaking" as you guys like to say, then that's great. Tweak all you damn want, lol. But I'm going to enjoy my high build qulaity, well-designed and visually appealing OS and applications, all in probably one of the best designed hardware on any phone. If you guys are so happy with Android, why does it feel like iOS consumes your minds?

24. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

You have a great point. And, I would have to agree. Some people worship their phones and operating systems, which is kind of sad when you really think about it. I love my Androids, I don't dislike the iPhone. I take issue with some Apple practices, although.

29. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

my biggest problem is their lack of corporate responsibility and all the hypocracy that it entails.

34. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

true. here u go - corporate responsibility. and also apple makes gr8 products bt sgs-II is just better

36. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Your funny!! If your idea of so called high build quality is a phone made of brittle ass glass that cracks the second you drop the damn thing then by all means go by an iPhone otherwise get an Android which is built with Gorilla Glass, which is resistant to scratches so no screen protector is needed and there is no need to worry if the phone gets dropped. :)

41. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

and the hating continues....

3. sethyvball

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

What? Only $199.99?. The Iphone 4 in New Zealand is NZD$699 (about US$560) on a two year contract, which comes with 200mins, 2500txts and 500mb of data. Can someone tell the pricing of contracts in the US or any other part of the world? I'm interested to know the differenece.

18. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

One person with 450 min is 40$ unlimited texts are 20$ and 2gb or unlimited is 25-30$. A family plan with 1400 min is 90$ for the first 2 lines each extra line is 9.99$ Data is same u pay per person. Family unlimited text is 30 or each person is 20

4. lol @ meedlies unregistered

Why deny someone the phone that they want because you don't like the iPhone 4S? I'm sure ATT or Verizon would want you to sell the iPhone today. Stop being a toll.

19. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Because some customers who really want it are gonna come and see its sold out and piss of reps for no reason. If they can sway someone they should

21. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Are they swaying away people with the customer in mind? Or is it because of their personal interest in Android?

6. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

im quite informed with android and will be selling the sgs2 for this phone.

9. Target Mobile unregistered

First two At&t 4s (16gb) went out for only $43 each vs paying $199!!! Gotta Love the target trade-in program!!

22. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Shameless self-promotion. I wouldn't take issue, but lately your salespeople are overly aggressive and don't care to speak with you about anything "tech" after the initial sale. Last time I was in the electronics department at Target, the guy followed me around asking assinign questions trying to get me to dump my service with my current carriers and switch to AT&T, which, in itself, is a "fail". Funny thing is, I was just walking by.

12. gargoyle

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

lol the iphone 4s in the best buy near me has not only not sold all of there preorders but they also have not sold all there non preorder yet. articles about pp waiting in line to get them or that there sold out for a month in advance are bs

13. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

Just go my first iphone 4s call !! poor signal strengh already! (sprint).. hmmmm

14. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Time for apple to make money from stolen ideas

23. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I totally agree! I mean google invented voice commands, over the air updates, activation without a PC, great cameras and camcorders, etc. Google should be pisseed

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