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Apple's iPhone 4S sizzles in its first few days of availability

Critics, analysts, and some iFans were initially disappointed when the iPhone 4S was announced earlier this month, but the buying public didn't seem to be bothered by the "warmed over iPhone 4" when it was officially made available this past Friday. After seeing initial pre-orders top one million units, Apple announced today that it sold over four million iPhone 4Ses over the weekend.

For comparison, Apple sold 1.7 million units of the iPhone 4 during its first three days of availbility.
 
“iPhone 4S is off to a great start with more than four million sold in its first weekend—the most ever for a phone and more than double the iPhone 4 launch during its first three days,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “iPhone 4S is a hit with customers around the world, and together with iOS 5 and iCloud, is the best iPhone ever.”

 
The iPhone 4S features an 800MHz dual-core A5 processor, 8MP rear camera, dual-mode CDMA/GSM network compatibility, and Siri voice recognition technology. Prices range from $199 for the 16GB iPhone 4S to $399 for the 64GB model with a two-year contract.

Sources: Apple, Apple



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Apple iAm disappoint
By XSpeedracerX on 10/17/2011 9:49:20 AM , Rating: 1
Cut down the CPU speed, only ~500MB of ram, no larger screen, same design as last years model, no A5 for the iPod Touch. (Sigh) That's so disappointing.

But what really lets me down is my preorder isn't arriving for another 3 weeks because all the people who got one before I did! Damn man, what a letdown...




RE: Apple iAm disappoint
By jeepga on 10/17/2011 9:56:59 AM , Rating: 2
So why in the h*ll did you buy one? And the iSheep go marching on...


RE: Apple iAm disappoint
By Commodus on 10/17/2011 10:07:15 AM , Rating: 2
Sarcasm missed!


RE: Apple iAm disappoint
By XSpeedracerX on 10/17/2011 10:17:30 AM , Rating: 2
At least one person in here got the joke...


RE: Apple iAm disappoint
By bupkus on 10/17/2011 10:40:56 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Cut down the CPU speed, only ~500MB of ram, no larger screen, same design as last years model, no A5 for the iPod Touch. (Sigh) That's so disappointing.

But what really lets me down is my preorder isn't arriving for another 3 weeks because all the people who got one before I did! Damn man, what a letdown...

Reminds me of a joke--

Two old [Italian]* women sitting next to each other are riding on a bus returning to Phoenix after a junket to Las Vegas. One says to the other, "You know, it was fun, but the food wasn't too good."
"I know.." replies the other, "the breakfast wasn't fresh, the lunch was late and dinner was overcooked."
"Yah, and you know what really bothered me?" adds the first lady. "The portions were so small."


RE: Apple iAm disappoint
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/17/2011 7:03:08 PM , Rating: 2
Pretty lame joke...


RE: Apple iAm disappoint
By shane.carroll on 10/17/2011 9:58:34 AM , Rating: 1
So let me see if I understand....

You're quite disappointed over the features of the "new" iPhone, so you preordered one... and now you're more disappointed because all the other kids are cool 3 weeks before you...


RE: Apple iAm disappoint
By XSpeedracerX on 10/17/2011 10:19:50 AM , Rating: 2
RE: Apple iAm disappoint
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 10/17/2011 10:00:48 AM , Rating: 2
Why don't you just cancel your pre-order?


RE: Apple iAm disappoint
By callmeroy on 10/17/2011 10:05:23 AM , Rating: 2
Damn you to hell and suggesting someone on a DT forum post should use sound logic and/or reasoning....


RE: Apple iAm disappoint
By XSpeedracerX on 10/17/2011 10:15:17 AM , Rating: 2
Humor, you no haz it.


RE: Apple iAm disappoint
By aharris02 on 10/17/2011 10:36:56 AM , Rating: 2
Haters gonna hate.

They can whine and moan about how much the 4s sucks all they want. In the end Apple's stock will prove why an incremental upgrade isn't a bad thing.

Also from what I've seen, Siri alone will convince those who have it that the 4s was worth the buy.


RE: Apple iAm disappoint
By Reclaimer77 on 10/17/2011 11:10:15 AM , Rating: 5
quote:
Also from what I've seen, Siri alone will convince those who have it that the 4s was worth the buy.


Siri is just an app that every iPhone could run. The fact that they took it off the App Store and bundled it with the 4S is proof of how underwhelming this phone design is. How can some piece of software make an entire new phone purchase "worth the buy"? What is wrong with you people!?

This "Siri defense tactic" being used against any criticism of the 4S is hilarious! Pulling at straws much? Speech recognition is nothing new, and it's not even that big of a deal anyway.


RE: Apple iAm disappoint
By DeluxeTea on 10/18/2011 1:14:22 AM , Rating: 2
Not to mention those people paid for a brand new device in order to get a beta app.


RE: Apple iAm disappoint
By Onimuto on 10/17/2011 11:54:24 AM , Rating: 2
Yawn , jailbreaking community already has beta Siri operations on iPhone 4 . Older iPhone can't. Run it. Just had to mod a file so it connected to apples Siri server


RE: Apple iAm disappoint
By Reclaimer77 on 10/17/2011 10:48:51 AM , Rating: 2
Aww Brandon you too? Man I guess satire really IS a dying communicative art form.


RE: Apple iAm disappoint
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 10/17/2011 10:50:25 AM , Rating: 5
Well, it sounded like a typical Apple fanboy rant...

;)


RE: Apple iAm disappoint
By inperfectdarkness on 10/17/2011 10:06:55 AM , Rating: 2
i have less sympathy for you than for the idiots who pre-order MOH, COH or madden game.


RE: Apple iAm disappoint
By XSpeedracerX on 10/17/2011 10:18:39 AM , Rating: 2
I have nothing but sympathy for you. Going through life with a busted sarcasm detector must suck pretty hard.


RE: Apple iAm disappoint
By Da W on 10/17/2011 11:31:16 AM , Rating: 2
Car companies change models every 5 years.


RE: Apple iAm disappoint
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/17/2011 1:09:42 PM , Rating: 2
And? They don't go around trying to sue each other out of oblivion.


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