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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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RE: Cheaper products please
By Commodus on 10/17/2011 10:53:53 AM , Rating: 1
There literally isn't another 64GB smartphone out there. The closest you can get is a phone with 32GB built-in that also has a microSDHC slot... and of course, that ends up being more expensive.

If I recall correctly, the HTC Thunderbolt has 32GB built-in and a card slot, but aside from not being available in the UK, the pricing isn't all that much better. A 32GB microSDHC card costs about $200, so you're looking at $350 on contract for a device with an outdated processor, a lower-res screen, and five hours of battery!

RE: Cheaper products please
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/17/2011 10:59:14 AM , Rating: 2
Not sure what you are looking at but I am finding 32gb MicroSDHC cards for about 60 bucks on Newegg.

RE: Cheaper products please
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/17/2011 11:01:59 AM , Rating: 2
Oh, UK prices? Hmmm, no idea about that.

RE: Cheaper products please
By Hiawa23 on 10/17/2011 12:39:41 PM , Rating: 2
Not sure what you are looking at but I am finding 32gb MicroSDHC cards for about 60 bucks on Newegg.

I bought one on EBAY for $36

RE: Cheaper products please
By Solandri on 10/17/2011 2:48:16 PM , Rating: 3
I would advise extreme caution about buying memory cards off eBay. A lot of them are hacked so the firmware will report 32 GB of capacity, but only contain 1-2 GB of actual flash memory.

RE: Cheaper products please
By Onimuto on 10/17/2011 12:01:31 PM , Rating: 2
Micro sd 32 gigs is average $40 on newegg , converted to euro is $30 rounded up,

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