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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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




Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

2. bigboy029

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 03, 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 :)


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

4. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 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''

7. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

really? why?

3. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

Wow what a surprise. iPhone sold well.

32. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

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

5. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 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.

21. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 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

45. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 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.

78. Windsponge

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 01, 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.

63. cupcake

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

4G on at&t yeahhh right

8. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

49. alecgale

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

52. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

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

60. alecgale

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 29, 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

81. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

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.

10. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You mad bro?

11. breathlesstao unregistered

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

13. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

16. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

true but remember that goes both ways taco.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

18. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

24. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

you okay brah?

46. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

*snort* :D

35. LameHumor unregistered

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

82. aar0983

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 26, 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.

12. Allday28

Posts: 337; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

Iphone 4S-teve....

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