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

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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84. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

If you only produce 200 thousand iphone4s and the US population is over 300 million.. Do the math....Of course you will sell out...everybody and there mama had access to the website to order the iphone....i bet you want see camping out for this event like in previous iphone releases....i just passed by a sprint..vw. apple and att store and all the lights were off. No lines forming yet. For all the sheep out the article about one million daily activations per DAY...and that figure includes the universe

80. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

This is a no-brainer. Apple iPhone is the best selling and less innovative smartphone today. No one can argue that.

67. bambamboogy02 unregistered

So the technicality is that because other networks adviertised HSPA+ as "4G" that's what it is technically 4G? Really...? Like seriously? Wow. So any moron can say they run at 5G or 6G and it will be okay because they advertised as such? (The following should be read with sarcasum) Well heck, then my blackberry 9930 is 9G, because it has two nines in the devices name! Ha! So much for the pathetic 4G LTE phones.... Who needs them when I'm flying at 9G speeds on my 9930?

65. Striker unregistered

You are not impressed?! Only one operator in the US bought 200 000 pieces in ONE day! If only two opeartors demand this amount per day or two, only in America, Apple will sell more than 10-12 million pices in one month! That is the number of galaxy 2 sold by Samsang in a year! Hahaha!

58. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Only 200,000 & a small screen? Im not impress

57. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

I cannot wait to race my buddies new i4S against my 7 month old, single core, ThunderBolt 4G. If it doesn't come close it will be known as the i4Slow :-)

53. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I am happy to announce that my iphone pre order is included in those numbers...

54. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

good for you bruh, im gonna let my nexus prime or whatever the hell its called, unleash its monstrous power, thenn, ill buy a bigger battery for it. not gonna lie, some 4g phones have really bad battery lives

59. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

and good for you as well, i dont know how to unleash power on a phone.. but will finally have a phone that a simple man like me can maneuver... good luck to you

64. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

What does that even mean, gallito? I demand you explain yourself!

68. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

te lo pudiera explicar pero como eres un pendejo.... lo siento pero si quieres entenderme... vete a la fregada

70. cnwwyo

Posts: 126; Member since: May 26, 2011

VERGA, como tu

75. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

ahhhh and u used caps.. wow....for the people that didnt understand... he call himself verga just like me.. which makes no sense because is just like me,....hmmmm

71. joanna22 unregistered

@gallitoking no creas que eres el unico que habla espaƱol como dijo la otra persona vete ala verga :)

74. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

is cool... I will meet you there...

72. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The danger of speaking Spanish to an American is that there's a good chance that the reader understands a fair amount of what you're saying due to the proliferation of Spanish classes in high school. The only word I had to look up to get the gist of what you were saying was "pendejo." Of course they wouldn't teach us profanity in Spanish class.

73. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

he is being an A** hole to me and nobody seems to have a problem with that.. I hardly speak or writ in spanish and when i did people got that I was the only one.. but is ok.. just dont question why I behave the way i do... for poeple like him.. Sorry Snnigly but you are in the line of fire.. and it only makes me a bigger troll...

79. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

What does that mean gallito!

51. Wandererz unregistered

Well well, with all the crysis people still wasting money for a dual core that is pointless on iOS (or tell me the iphone4 was laggy and slow as hell - there are no other options), a postcard app and a vocal assistant that replies you like in Star Trek: at least on the bridge of the Enterprise was quite functional as Picard never realized where the ship computer actually is. If they make a tweak where voice triggers the iPhone from shut down or from sleep mode so I can actually find it after a hungover: "iPhone I'm drunk, where did I leave you yesterday?" "I'm here Michael, right in your pocket" I would be the first to buy it. If this is possible, please inform me: else rather upgrade the iPhone 4 to iOS5 and give some more food to your family. Or you like to feel like a "Hood Robin" steal from poors and give to rich?

44. Striker unregistered

The late Steve Jobs said it clear: "3.5" is the perfect display size" I really do not understand people who want larger screen? This is iPhone and it is a PHONE. If you want bigger, go for an iPad. It is ridiculous to see one trying to talk on his HTS with 4.5" display, especially a woman that is 5 feet tall. This is a device that must fit into a standart pocket. Who are you guys? Giants, all basketball players? Come on.

61. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

This was sarcasm right? You should add the "/s" at the end of your post next time.

62. Striker unregistered

Are you trying to say something, or just having a sh.t?

66. cupcake

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

I'm 5' 2" thank you very much and I find the larger display to work JUST FINE. It's not like anyone that's not a giant, or basketball player has midget hands. And just because Steve Jobs said it, doesn't make it a final word... he was human with an opinion.

43. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

by the way the china part was just a joke....(my best friend is from china)

42. Nickmfnjackson

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

I feel you could literally wrap a piece of sh!t in sparkly aluminum foil and call it an iphoneS and it would sell faster than the cure for aids

41. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

your missing the point.....If people dont not want a product or item they will not buy it.

37. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

As usual leave it up to at&t to come up on another gimmick it truly ashame that they will have people tripping over themselves for some silly little iPhone. What a JOKE as usual. Trust at&t for always misguiding people as usual.

38. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

wow that was a really stupid sound as if att is forcing people to spend money on something they dont want....this is america not china! lol

40. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

I don't even know why you brought up China. China is practically a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd world country and Chinese people definitely do not spend their money on luxurious items like Americans do. Their culture values money/luxuries last. AT&T isn't forcing them to spend money but they are saying their network is better than the rest and that you'd be stupid to buy a "slower" iPhone 4S. That's American marketing (bulls**t) at its finest.

36. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

200,000 is a small number It should be much more Maybe users don't want to change for the same phone

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