Apple sells out the Apple iPhone 4S, new orders now ship in 1 to 2 weeks

Apple sells out the Apple iPhone 4S, new orders now ship in 1 to 2 weeks
Recession? What recession? Apple executives can't be blamed for thinking that the sun rises on Cupertino every day following news that the company has already sold out of its initial shipment of the Apple iPhone 4S. Letdown? What Letdown? The news of the sellout is like Apple sticking its tongue out to all those who felt that the introduction of the Apple iPhone 4S lacked the event's usual "panache" and felt that sales would lag because of the limited improvements made over the current Apple iPhone 4.

While many had expected Apple to rollout a totally redesigned Apple iPhone 5 with a larger 4 inch+ screen to match recent Android models, the Apple iPhone 4S looks exactly like the Apple iPhone 4 with some Android-influenced changes. For example, the single-core A4  processor has been replaced by a dual-core A5. The 5MP camera is gone, replaced by an 8MP shooter and the iPhone 4S offers the Siri Voice Recognition system which expands upon the current Voice Recognition system found on Android.

AT&T late Friday reported a record pre-order of 200,000 units, and Sprint's web site says that the carrier has sold out of the 16GB model. As of Saturday morning, the web site still shows the 32GB and 64GB models available for pre-order at the nation's third largest carrier, while the 16GB model will still be in stores on October 14th. At Verizon, the 16GB version of the Apple iPhone 4S in black or white now shows a delivery date of October 21st, one week after the launch date. All other models show a delivery date of October 14th. With all this demand, Wall Street analysts now expect a record breaking launch by the new iteration of Apple's touchscreen phone.

source: AppleInsider  

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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



1. masterchina

Posts: 55; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

Stupid sheep!

6. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

more than half have the iphone 4 i bet.....i agree....sheep!

16. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

So are the people who upgrade to the latest android sheep?

18. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

exactly Taco. Them Androids come out every month.

23. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

and apple changes one feature and people buy like crazy....clueless sheep...but i said it on here before the business that apple runs is absolutely positively genies to come out with the same thing and people buy it like the next coming...stand in line overnight and all....crazy!...and you wonder why your sleep... example i'm always gonna stick with android BUT i wont change phones without big feature changes....if apple came out with the iPhone 5 and added a lot of features and changed the game...i wouldn't say anything but adding a "better" camera, Siri and a A5 chip (that you already used in your iPad from the summer) on a already simple watered down platform isnt doing anything at a android user i wanted something BIG out of apple to make companies like HTC,Samsung, and LG to step up their game and do better but now apple is working from behind and i bet those companies are gonna hold on to their TOP OF THE LINE devices to drop around the next iphone...but that's besides the guys are with it

24. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

why do u assume its iphone 4 people buying all this? u do know that tons and tons of people are ending their 3gs and 3g contracts arounf now?i bought a 4s becuase i dont hve an iphone, in other words if i had an iphone 4 there wud not be a need to…

81. mclarlm

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Exactly. Heck, I'm upgrading to the iphone4S from a Sony Ericsson C905! Curious about what the hubbub is about and it'll be my first Apple product ever. Seems to be a great phone and gives me time to wait until SE fixes their Android lineup.

115. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

well idk how much more se there will be if sony buys them compltetely

33. Joak unregistered

Dude where do I has ALOT of catching up to have a pretty much flawless device...if not for the fact tht I damaged my iPhone 4 I won't be buying the 4s cuz the 4 is pretty much flawless. Android needs to work together with phone makers in a way tht their phones become stable, android phones are high end top of the line but they are just not stable like a windows pc...but forget all tht and explain to me how it is any of your business what people do with THEIR money? Why do u take it upon urself to insult iPhone buyers? Does anyone insult people for buying the android? And how can u follow android like a sheep and accuse someone else of being a sheep? I mean did apple offend u personally or did iPhone buyers offend u personally? And how is apple different from any other phone manufacturer, u do realize tht their all in it to make a profit. Do u think android phone makers would hesitate to sell "the same phone" every year if they knew they had a market for it? Bottom phones will come and go but The iPhone is 4eva! Deal with it!

49. Habib

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Brother, I work for verizon, and i have seen so many ppl coming in with iphone 4, With two issues the most. 1. The phone turns off with no damn reason, fully charged does not turn back on and the screen is pitch black. 2. you can not hear the other person, unless put on speaker, right when activated. as for your flawless comment, i can see you do not know much about phones. :)

53. Joak unregistered

Flawless in the context of everything being constant, under normal circumstances...there is no phone out there tht is completely void of problems...but under normal circumstances (there is no problem with the phone) then the iPhone works perfectly...forgive me assumed u would know wht tht implied. U can see I do not know anything abt phones? Come on dude, stop making cheap shots giving me an opportunity to insult ur I will give u time to logically analyze ur statement and figure out how u came to tht conclusion then explain how u know for sure tht I don't know anything abt phones... I don't even think it is important for me to argue if I know anything abt phones or not. I just want to know how an intelligent human being like u came to tht conclusion... Pls argue with rational deductions...and keep ur irrational remarks out of this...

86. dman5400

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 02, 2011

Hahahahahaha its spelled joke not joak that's what you are. Its pretty obvious English isn't your first language. You don't know anything about phones. I guess all perfect phones don't need a good antenna.I'm gonna guess you don't need anyone else to talk to since you're probably having quite a conversation with the voices in your head.

97. Joak unregistered

I guess u would know if I know anything abt phones or not...if I were to start speaking abt what my experience with phones career and personal, u would probably crawl back under the rock u climbed up out of, but I don't think tht is let us talk phones and not let our emotions overwhelm our ability to reason And there is absolutely nothing wrong with having conversations with voices in ur head...I think. Lol

64. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

habib, sounds like a verizon problems iphone works great on att But you probably thought the storm was a good phone

69. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

And there are a bunch of similar issues with Android devices. That is why there is a warranty.

95. SomeGuy unregistered

1. When the phone shuts off for "no damn reason", you push and hold the home button and lock button until you see the Apple logo. 2. Right when activated? It may be Verizons system thats flawed at that point. Or the system needs to refresh with the new equipment information. OTA activations are troublesome, especially with Verizon 4G devices.

96. SomeGuy unregistered

Which, I know the iPhone isn't 4G. I was just using it as an example for OTA activations.

119. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@habib. So the iphone turns off by itself and users can't hear the other person on the other end when on a call? Is that why the iphone4 has the highest customer satisfaction? Hahahaha. Nice try Mr Liar.

135. Fubajuba unregistered

I worked for Apple, and must say, I have never heard of either of those problems happening, and seriously doubt the frequency of them occurring. That's absurd. No product is perfect. But that's a joke.

128. Vzw_employee

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

Why would you say that android isn't stable ? What features does android lack compare to iphone?

134. Craiglj unregistered

how about Siri, thats about it.

136. Fubajuba unregistered


63. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

maybe you need an iphone to help you with the difference between "sleep" and "sheep" (which could be a typo, and "your" and "you're" which is like 3rd grade english.

90. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Just remember where most of "Damn You Auto Correct!"'s entries come from.

94. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

stop being a hypocrite taco50

17. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

I thumb that up. Because this must hurt. hahahaaa

121. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I think there a lot of idiots ordering this phone cause jobs passed away. Just my opinion.

122. shafboy

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 26, 2010

Lol I like the iPhone, I can't disagree, there is something about it what makes you want to get it. I don't know what. But I'll stick with my Windows Phone for now.

2. Guest unregistered

Why sheep, Iam gonna buy it too, woo woo :) 64GB

3. sun0066

Posts: 282; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

android is good , actually my phone right now is an android ( SGII ) but i don't know why once you start downloading apps it becomes a little sluggish at times or an app is working fine and after an update it doesn't , the screen in the iphone is really small though, at least for me but overall it works flawless.

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