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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: sigh
By FATCamaro on 10/17/2011 12:43:13 PM , Rating: 2
Is there a phone with a faster GPU or web browser? The iphone wipes the floor with the Galaxy S2. Check out the tests on slashgear that do web browsing over wifi.

RE: sigh
By xxsk8er101xx on 10/17/2011 4:28:09 PM , Rating: 2
Droid Bionic

- You have options, choices, and can get what fits your personality on android.
- apple is one size fits all North Korean Black and white mentality with no personality and the style of a monotone sub teacher teaching calculus.

RE: sigh
By Pirks on 10/17/11, Rating: 0
RE: sigh
By TakinYourPoints on 10/18/2011 1:36:26 AM , Rating: 1
Yes, you can choose slower practical performance than even Windows Phone 7 on slower hardware, not to mention a fragmented app market with fewer useful applications. Ah, choices!

I run Windows 7 because it gives me lots of choice in applications and has excellent performance, not because I want to be "individual" or want to "express my personality". You'd think that some Android zealots could apply the same logical thinking to mobile devices.

Now, if you must have a physical keyboard or a giant screen and can accept the larger overall device size as well as the other drawbacks and tradeoffs with the core OS, awesome, these are legit practical reasons that I can understand. Everything else is based around irrelevant ideology.

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