Tuesday, October 11, 2011

iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Top 1 Million In One Day

Despitethe original negative reactions to Apple's latest version of the iPhone pre-sales orders have reportedly topped more than 1 million units in the first days of sales alone.

“We are blown away with the incredible customer response to iPhone 4S,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The first day pre-orders for iPhone 4S have been the most for any new product that Apple has ever launched and we are thrilled that customers love iPhone 4S as much as we do.”

Over the weekend Apple began taking orders for the iPhone 4S, which will be available at all 245 Apple retail stores in the US beginning at 8 a.m. local time on Friday, October 14. iPhone 4S comes in either black or white and will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the new 64GB model.* iPhone 4S will be available from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores and through AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and select Best Buy, Target and Walmart stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

Due to strong demand for Apple's latest smartphone, Sprint which will be carrying the iPhone for the first time since its release, has stated that it has already sold out of its 16GB iPhone 4S and will not be taking backorders. Meaning if the iPhone 4S isn't available for Sprint itself, customers apparently won't be allowed to buy them.

"16GB iPhone 4S in white and black is sold out for pre-order from Sprint," a Sprint spokesman said in an emailed statement on Monday. "We do have the 32GB and 64 GB versions, as well as the 8 GB iPhone 4, available in both colors at this time. It is important to note that Sprint is not taking backorders of our iPhone devices. Sprint is committed to delivering devices to our pre-order customers on or very near the time of launch and also making these devices available for purchase on launch day – Friday, October 14. Apple and other carriers may continue to take pre-orders that will be delivered to the customer at a later time."

Clearly consumers weren't that devastated by the news that there wasn't going to be an iPhone 5 yet. That or they are all concerned that with the untimely passing of Mr. Jobs Apple might live up to the innovative level we've seen before.

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