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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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RE: Wow..
By Breathless on 10/10/2011 11:08:33 AM , Rating: 0
Well, if you ask me, anyone who laps up feces sounds retarded to me... that's what you implied.

You are making a few ridiculous assumptions, one being that MOST are buying it because of brand image.... etc. Can you prove that, or do you just like the sound of your own voice?

It works good, AND looks really nice. A lot of people like that sort of thing - and I don't fault them for it. ITS A PHONE DUDE.


RE: Wow..
By karndog on 10/10/2011 11:20:32 AM , Rating: 2
Umm it's a turn of phrase, not literal. Do you really think i believe Apple is serving up bowls of poo and people are eating them? No it cannot be proved because even if there were a survey asking people why they paid more money for their Apple product instead of the competition's usually superior, or better value product, NO ONE would admit they bought it just to look cool.

Secondly, HOW DO YOU KNOW HOW WELL IT WORKS? There are zero reviews out at the moment. How do these one million people know that they are buying a reliable, quality phone?? For all we know it could be another, "YOU'RE HOLDING IT WRONG" fiasco.


RE: Wow..
By Breathless on 10/10/11, Rating: -1
RE: Wow..
By Miggleness on 10/10/2011 11:47:36 AM , Rating: 5
I'm with you Breathless! I do not understand these people who are under the impression that what they coin as iSheep would just purchase whatever Apple releases due to brand name alone.

Apple wouldn't have done so well in the first place if they didn't have a great product. It's not always about the brand, it's about the whole package.

I've had Bada and Android phones. I got to play around the SGSII earlier today... I guess no more of those. I'm going Apple this time around. First timer, and definitely not about the brand.


RE: Wow..
By dani31 on 10/10/2011 2:21:50 PM , Rating: 4
Locking yourself out of a product is as bad as buying it thoughtlessly.

Apple haters and Apple fanboys are the same to me.

During the years a used Symbian, Blackbery, Windows Mobile and Android. Countless rom flashes and even a little rom development. Now I'll have an iphone. Next year I'll buy something else if I want.


RE: Wow..
By karndog on 10/10/2011 11:50:31 AM , Rating: 1
So you're admitting that people who preorder a phone from Apple are the type of people who don't read or care about reviews, and just want to be the first people on their block with the shiny new Iphone, and rely on brand name and history for reliability and quality, rather than independent reviews?


RE: Wow..
By Breathless on 10/10/2011 11:57:17 AM , Rating: 1
Tell me your age. Seriously, I would like to know.

If you are any younger than 18, then I will not argue with you anymore, because I would understand.

If you are older than 18, then unfortunately for me I feel compelled to try and instill some sense into you.


RE: Wow..
By rubbahbandman on 10/10/2011 11:31:25 AM , Rating: 1
Breathless, better stop before you hurt yourself lol.


RE: Wow..
By tamalero on 10/10/2011 12:09:23 PM , Rating: 1
You need to chill dude,.
Was it really necessary to transform this; into an tirade of insults?


RE: Wow..
By Breathless on 10/10/11, Rating: 0
RE: Wow..
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/10/2011 1:11:57 PM , Rating: 4
quote:
Tell me your age. Seriously, I would like to know. If you are any younger than 18, then I will not argue with you anymore, because I would understand. If you are older than 18, then unfortunately for me I feel compelled to try and instill some sense into you.
By your posts, I would assume you are under 18 as well.


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