Quick Note: Apple Sells Four Million iPhone 4S Smartphones in First Weekend
October 17, 2011 9:18 AM
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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.
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10/18/2011 1:36:26 AM
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.
“So far we have not seen a single Android device that does not infringe on our patents." -- Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith
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