According to Apple, pre-orders of its iPhone 4S
topped one million in a single day, surpassing the previous single-day pre-order record of 600,000 held by the iPhone 4.
As noted in an earlier article, “iPhone 4S: People … It’s a Very Cool Device
,” the iPhone 4S boasts several new features, including a dual-core A5 chip, a new camera with advanced options, full 1080p HD video recording, and the Siri personal assistant. It’s also the first iPhone to be available from Sprint.
“We are blown away with the incredible customer response to iPhone 4S,’ Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, said in a statement. “The first day pre-orders for iPhone 4S have been the most for any new product that Apple has ever launched, and we are thrilled that customers love iPhone 4S as much as we do.”
The iPhone 4S will be available at all 245 Apple retail stores in the U.S. beginning at 8 a.m. local time on Friday, October 14. The new device will then roll out worldwide to 22 more countries by the end of October, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.