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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: It's a sad truth...
By TakinYourPoints on 10/10/2011 7:16:04 PM , Rating: 2
iOS developers keep doing things that literally cannot be done on Android due to them having total control over the hardware/software ecosystem: http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/07/real-racing-2-s...

Microsoft will achieve this before Android does, because like Apple they control the entire hardware\software stack. Something like a next-gen XBox with total integration with Windows tablets and WP devices, it will happen like Apple is doing now.

The potential applications go way beyond just gaming, it can also extend to creative or productivity applications. Gaming on iOS happened by accident. Developers took the platform and ran with it. Good 3D hardware and APIs combined with a 99c app model and easy acquisition in an always with you device made it attractive. Things Apple threw in like Gamecenter were a total afterthought.

Until Google takes control of the platform away from carriers and hardware manufacturers, it will continue to be the Wild West of mobile OSes.


RE: It's a sad truth...
By TakinYourPoints on 10/10/2011 7:25:52 PM , Rating: 2
Actually, brain fart, Microsoft could probably do this with wifi capable XBoxes now. They just need to make brain dead easy ad hoc networking between the WP7 and XBox 360 happen over wifi, boom, video streaming from the phone to the TV.


RE: It's a sad truth...
By TakinYourPoints on 10/10/2011 7:30:00 PM , Rating: 2
Or use it as an alternate controller, whatever, you get the idea.


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