Piper Jaffray estimates 2 to 2.5 million Apple iPhone 4S units will be sold through Sunday

Piper Jaffray estimates 2 to 2.5 million Apple iPhone 4S units will be sold through Sunday
With the Apple iPhone 4S officially launched today, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster estimates that 2-2.5 million units of the latest iPhone will be sold through Sunday. And while that is a nice increase from the 1.7 million copies of the Apple iPhone 4 that were sold on its opening weekend, it is a lot smaller than the 4 million in sales that the Yankee Group had predicted for the release of the latest iteration of Apple's touchscreen smartphone.

Piper Jaffray produced a survey of Apple iPhone 4S and found that a majority were AT&T customers. At the same time, less than half are buying the cheapest 16GB model. The results show that 8% of Apple iPhone 4S buyers are switching from an Android model, which is an increase from the 3% of Apple iPhone 4 buyers who switched from the green robot during last year's June launch. Speaking of the Apple iPhone 4, 30% of iPhone 4S buyers are upgrading from the previous version of the phone.

Despite the increase in sales during the opening weekend for the Apple iPhone 4S vs. the iPhone 4, Piper Jaffray noted that the number of people waiting in line outside the Apple store on New York's Fifth Avenue on Friday was lower than last year's figure. The brokerage house says that 460 people were on line today versus 1,300 last year.

source: BusinessInsider

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135 Comments

1. slaggyb unregistered

who cares? even if it sells 10million from now till sunday it still dose not make it better than the samsung galaxy s ii......

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Well, yeah, it does - in AMERICA, popular = better phone.....lol

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

NOT!!

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Seriously, NOT!! Wow, iCloud, text tones, notifications...already been there and done that on my 1 year old Cappy that is now on ANDROID OS 2.3.7.

8. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Aww don't worry I'm sure someone will buy an android phone and you do tech support right? So then you guys can chop it up while you help him do a master reset since it's buggy and freezing up.

13. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

My current android is upgraded 5 times over and works great - thanks!

70. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

My Droid DX was replaced 3 times because of the crappy reliability of Android Gingerbread. I'm on my 3rd phone and the last patch finally made it stable. This kind of piss poor Android reliability - beta phones made me buy a 4S. And yes it is better than the Galaxy S2 because it won't crash every day

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

My current phone has been upgradable 5 times over and works excellent - thanks for playing....TACO BELL!

17. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

double post did your phone force close on you?

44. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

hahaha I'm sorry networkdood but that was too funny not to laugh at.

71. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Well, if I was on my phone, at least I could visit the complete sight, not just the mobile version.....

35. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Network dude did your battery die? Why no response?

120. AppleFUD unregistered

@taCO50 yeah, the iphone has officially become the cheap POS "smartphone". . . it's cheaper than all the new high end Android devices. . has a free version, a $100 version, and the duplicated S version. . . how does it feel to now be a "pinto" owner, taco50? Just like the UK study showed, all the poor people own an iphone. . . a bunch of over drafted losers http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2040233/iphone-users-red You can keep your cheap pos Pinto. . . I'm waiting for the new Ferrari . . . Is that how we do the apple fanboy car analogy? .

37. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@network. The iphone always does it better than android phones. Just because some features on the ip4s are implemented first on android, it does not mean that the implementation is the same.

33. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@network. The ip4s is selling very, very well in all countries where it's being launched. Read a little more will ya :)

72. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

oh, I know - but people go crazy over this....more countries and carriers have the iphone so it stands to reason that more can be sold....

79. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Wow, over 24 hours on the same battery charge...you will never get that with an iphone. For the record, I was at work, and I had to hurry before our VP came by....or, so I had thought it was her.... +1 to RORY - I laughed, too

85. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

please tell me you did not defend android by talking about battery life

108. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

how can so many idiots buy the same phone over and over again????!!!!! Its good to see how much of a laughing stock apple and its islaves have become on a daily basis though

113. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Who is laughing? And y?

6. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

you care obviously and commented. Jealousy is ugly.

9. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Hardware wise the Galaxy s 2 is better it just matters what OS u like.

18. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

correction spec wise the gs2 is better, iPhone has better real life performance

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

except the GPU in which the A5's powerVR chip is better. Those benchmarks from a few days ago were only testing GPU performance. Full real world performance an SGS2 runs circles around it. 400mhz higher clock, stronger CPU, double the ram. Good thing iOS doesnt actually do anything otherwise it would be one laggy mofo.

25. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Its funny how a phone that doesn't do anything sets the standard for mobile devices. Motorola Droid RAZR "faster than the iPhone 4S" And BTW, the iPhone 4S is faster than the Galaxy SII. Sorry to burst your bubble

80. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Remixfa, you could post facts all day, and the iphonies would never listen....the real guys who know phones, know what you mean, though.

73. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

So, can your iphone give you 2 full days on one battery charge....my phone can.....

31. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@slaggy. The reason why it is selling more than the sgs2, is proof enough that the ip4s is indeed better than the sgs2 :) Use a little common sense please :)

69. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

That's your opinion and quite frankly your opinion won't stop anyone from buying it. I don't know too many people who are that disappointed when using an iPhone because of the simplicity and ease of use makes it likable. Tell me if the iPhone had many form factors do you think anyone would complain at all? Just let people choose what's right for them.

4. j405 unregistered

I'm surprised that Sprint customers aren't jumping on the Iphone. They've been waiting so long.

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