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IPhone 4S pre-orders began Friday, October 7

The iPhone 5 was a long-awaited follow-up to the iPhone 4, but when Apple made its official announcement last week, many customers and investors were disappointed to find out that an iPhone 4S would be this month's newest mobile release. But that didn't stop Apple from achieving one million iPhone 4S pre-orders within the first 24 hours of pre-order availability.

The problem many had with the news of the 4S was the relatively few changes made since the iPhone 4 -- especially in the realm of external changes. A few notable internal changes would be a dual-core A5 processor, iOS 5 mobile operating system, the Siri voice recognition assistant, an 8MP camera and compatibility across GSM and CDMA networks.

Despite complaints from customers and investors, technical analysis company UBM TechInsights predicted that the iPhone 4S would provide healthy profit margins comparable to prior iPhone releases.

From the looks of it, they were right -- Apple announced that it topped one million iPhone 4S pre-orders within the first day of making pre-orders available.

"We are blown away with the incredible 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."

What likely helped Apple out is the addition of Sprint as an iPhone carrier. It was discovered back in August that Sprint, for the first time, would sell the iPhone come the newest release in October. Not only that, but it would be the only carrier to offer unlimited plans for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, giving it an edge over AT&T and Verizon.

IPhone 4S pre-orders began Friday, October 7. The iPhone 4S will be available October 14.

Source: Apple



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Makes you wonder.
By quiksilvr on 10/10/2011 10:09:24 AM , Rating: 1
If it would have been a million if Steve Jobs didn't die. Not trying to be disrespectful, but his passing does seem to be quite a factor. The last iPhone that Steve Jobs' designed. Obviously that isn't true but its what most consumers are thinking. Owning the iPhone 4S is like owning a piece of history to many.




RE: Makes you wonder.
By MaulBall789 on 10/10/2011 10:16:42 AM , Rating: 2
If Jobs and Cook really did plan things out for the next 5 - 10 years, the last thing Jobs worked on may not hit the shelves for quite some time. Then again, Cook could scrap the entire plan and start his own from scratch, but I kind of doubt that will happen (within the first couple years anyway).


RE: Makes you wonder.
By tayb on 10/10/2011 5:35:08 PM , Rating: 2
Jobs had his hands over anything and everything that Apple will release for the next 24-48 months. I am certain that he has overseen designs for the iPhone 5.


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