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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 mead drinker on 10/10/2011 12:58:01 PM , Rating: 2
I never said they were "idiots" or "retards" you're putting words in my mouth. A lot of my friends own Iphones... ...Most of these people are buying them because of the brand image and because their friends/coworkers own Iphones and are telling them how awesome they are.

I love the irony here. I find it amusing that in your spastic series of retorts you berate those who make purchase decisions on the basis of aesthetics, immediately object when people put words in your mouth, yet you can speak for them and their buying criteria. Guess what, your "novel" idea of independent thought isn't so independent. You are the guppy. Some 15 years ago Apple was against the establishment, was a marginal portion of any market space, and arguably had platforms that were better in some segments, yet they were not popular. You are not the only person to have had that thought. And yet you fail to have tolerance for a company or people that choose to support it. You, despite any acknowledgement have benefited. Here's a little history lesson:

In 2007 the debut of the LG KE850 aka Prada, released with an abhorrent price tag, was one of the first full touch screen phones in the world. Three months later Apple's iPhone came out, albeit with a similiar price(only to be drastically cut) and was in every measure superior. Not marginally superior, down right several product generations superior. Revolutionary was the buzz word. Guess what happened with the Prada?

With that effort, Apple bought brand loyalty, and a monetary commitment from the consumer so that they can continue to push the envelop. That wheel has been turning ever since. Not only to Apple's benefit but LG, HTC, etc. The consumation of ideas: multitouch, a touchscreen that actally functions, genuine web browsing, streaming video from the web on handsets, applications on phones, and now voice command applications will be in every single smart phone in the world. So spare me your angst, your intolerance, your ignorance. If those phones truly are better than it should be easy to convince your friends to switch despite alienating them with your propensity as a pompous douche, which you have so aptly presented here.

RE: Wow..
By Breathless on 10/10/2011 1:20:44 PM , Rating: 2
I hope he brought an umbrella, cuz its rainin cold hard facts up in hea.

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