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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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I guess they were right....
By Tony Swash on 10/17/2011 10:25:19 AM , Rating: 0
I guess all those commentators who described the iPhone 4s as a let down and underwhelming were right. If this continues Apple could have a flop on it's hands as big as the iPad, also described a disappointing at launch by much of the techie press. It can only get worse once the iPhone killer arrives followed shortly by the long expected, but oddly delayed, iPad killer. Poor Apple'




RE: I guess they were right....
By bupkus on 10/17/2011 11:25:41 AM , Rating: 2
The wisdom of the consuming/paying public is after all sacrosanct.


RE: I guess they were right....
By Helbore on 10/17/2011 12:19:48 PM , Rating: 2
Something can be both disappointing and sell well. Just look at McDonalds.


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