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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: Apple iAm disappoint
By Reclaimer77 on 10/17/2011 11:10:15 AM , Rating: 5
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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.


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