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Record 200,000 Apple iPhone 4S units reserved at AT&T

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Record 200,000 Apple iPhone 4S units reserved at AT&T
AT&T has announced that it has set a new company record with 200,000 units of the Apple iPhone 4S pre-ordered in the first 12 hours that the carrier started accepting reservations for the phone. The AT&T public relations department went all out saying that the carrier had seen "extraordinary demand" for the latest iteration of the iconic iPhone and added that it was obvious that customers wanted AT&T's network. The latter's network is the only one of the three U.S. carriers offering Apple's device that lets the handset run at HSPA speeds of 14.4 Mbit/s on the downlink, theoretically twice as fast as what is possible on Verizon and Sprint's 3G network. Furthermore, only AT&T's network allows iPhone 4S owners to talk and download data at the same time (unless you use Wi-Fi in which case simultaneous talk and data can be had on all three networks).

Last year, pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 4 outnumbered the reservations for the iPhone 3GS by a factor of 10 which taxed AT&T's servers, slowing down communications. Some complained of problems yesterday getting through to AT&T to reserve an Apple iPhone 4S. The device will be launched on October 14th in U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the U.K. Changes made to the current model include the addition of a dual-core A5 processor (replacing a single-core A4 processor), an 8MP camera (up from 5MP) an improved antenna system and the Siri voice recognition technology.

source: AppleInsider

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posted on 07 Oct 2011, 21:59 10

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


If only it had a bigger screen, I probably would be all over this.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 22:10 6

2. bigboy029 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Jan 2011)


Hopefully we'll get that with the 5. Really wish the 4s would have had a bigger screen. Even like 3.8 would be awesome! i hope the iphone 5 has a 4.0 screen. seems like a great size to me. not too big, not too small :)

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 22:27 3

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I think they are waiting to increase the screen resolution on the iphone before increasing the screen size. Let's face it, they hyped on the "retina" display with it's ppi over and over again. If they increased it to 4 inches, they would lose it. Would anyone really notice the difference? Hardly but one thing is for sure. Hate on Apple for not adding much to each device every year, but they never remove anything either. The 3.5 inch retina display will stay until they increase the screen resolution so it can remain retina.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 22:15 2

4. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


That is the only thing i miss. If it had a bigger screen i would be 100% happy but, I dont want a 4''

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 22:53 1

7. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


really? why?

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 22:14 6

3. Kjayhawk (Posts: 294; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


Wow what a surprise. iPhone sold well.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 02:21 2

32. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


Yeah ... everyone ware disappointed by the iPhone 4s, and yet again will sell like hell...

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 22:24 4

5. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Alot of people dont have 4G in their area so they would rather have 3G. For verizon none of the 4G phones are that good anyway so people may get the iphone instead. Please realize i say verizon doesnt have good 4G phones because of the battery life. Add to the fact on at&t the iphone is 4G i do expect many good reasons for people to get it. Plus people will buy the it because its an iphone. I expect good sales number. While i dont feel to have to much of and outdated phone with the 4.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 01:34 4

21. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


O reallly have u tried the bionic? I bet you havent the bionic. My bionic has 2 times the battery of my droid incredible. it lasts me 1 day if i dont use a computer all day. 2 days if i use it and a computer

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 09:13 2

45. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Bionic is the best 4G lte phone out there but based on what i am hearing from others who have bought it the battery will still drain. If your a light user i guess its fine. With my thunderbolt i sometimes got 3 hours and sometimes over a day. Usage and settings matter but the bat life doesnt compare to an iphone.

posted on 09 Oct 2011, 05:46

78. Windsponge (Posts: 92; Member since: 01 Nov 2009)


I have I phone it's battery is not that good either. Less than 6 hrs average use.I have had all I phones and many androids. IPhone way over rated. Very boring after a while.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 16:22

63. cupcake (Posts: 106; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


4G on at&t yeahhh right

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 23:06 10

8. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


200,000 units and that's just through lunch time on only AT&T. Sprint and Verizon will probably have similar sales numbers. Won't be surprising if iPhone surpasses 1 million in US sales just today.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 10:39 2

49. alecgale (Posts: 55; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


big deal

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Android-could-have-1-million-daily-activations-in-2-weeks_id22825

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 12:02 2

52. quakan (Posts: 1396; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


compare one phone to one phone, not one phone to an army of phones

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 13:52 4

60. alecgale (Posts: 55; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


apple only releases 1 phone a year across 3 carriers so yeah the release of it is obviously gonna be bigger than any other phone

posted on 09 Oct 2011, 14:08

81. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


quakan, whenever you see iphone sales numbers.. except for pre release stuff like this, its always with every version of iphone sold, not just the current one. There is no such thing as "1 phone against an army" Android phones are broken down by carrier, version, and anything else.. all iphones across all carriers are lumped under iphone.

ya need a better arguement.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 23:08 8

9. breathlesstao (unregistered)


Holy f×ck. You really do go to any lengths just to give another crapple pos attributes it does not have, right? No adequate speed but it runs all those features so it's HSPA+ so it's 4G...? Talk about desperate.
I fail to see why even HSPA+ was accepted as 4G, actually.
And yeah, like, WHOA, crapple sh×t selling like hot caeks - only proves an even greater number of iDiots.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 23:12 8

10. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You mad bro?

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 23:15 6

11. breathlesstao (unregistered)


No. More like amused. Idiocy amuses me. ^^

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 23:20 11

13. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Well who's the idot, the person that is happy with the new phone they just got or the person that's pissed on the Internet about how others choose to spend their money?

Ps not everyone has to like what you like.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 00:35 7

16. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


true but remember that goes both ways taco.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 00:56 7

17. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Taco is my hero, he's the reason I come to PA. His following would make any celebrity green with envy.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 01:13 6

18. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Thank you I appreciate the support. One of the things I like about myself is I'm not too big headed to reply back to my fans.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 01:37 6

23. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


You got your head where it belongs. You know your s**t and lay down the facts instead of trolling like some of these idiots do. You make such good points and arguments you could convince anyone to get the iPhone.

I have decided to return my crappy copy cat Samsung phone and will be getting the iPhone 4S.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 01:44 2

24. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


you okay brah?

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 09:17 2

46. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


*snort* :D

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 04:50 1

35. LameHumor (unregistered)


Probably the guy that can't spell idiot. Just a hunch.

posted on 09 Oct 2011, 15:01

82. aar0983 (Posts: 51; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)


I would like to see if real life use this phone will even come close to 3mbps. 4G??? How convenient. If you dont have LTE please step aside and enjoy your slow connection. isheeps will always get iphones even if they're steps behind. this is proof of how many people were born to follow and not to lead.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 23:17 1

12. Allday28 (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


Iphone 4S-teve....

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