Apple Sells 1M iPhone 4S in 24 Hours

The world’s most valuable technology company has announced that preorders for the latest addition to the iPhone family-iPhone 4S-has hit one million in just 24 hours. The groundbreaking first day preorder sales topped last year’s first day preorder set by iPhone 4, which only saw 600,000 units sold.

Although launched to a muted response mainly because many expected the company to launch the then-rumored iPhone 5, iPhone 4S became an overnight sensation. it is now the fastest-selling Apple product to date. in a statement released by AT&T, it detailed the huge demand for the fifth generation iPhone on its network. AT&T has seen extraordinary demand for iPhone 4S with more than 200,000 preorders in the first 12 hours alone, the most successful iPhone launch we’ve ever had.

Design-wise, there is not much of an improvement from its predecessor. But the inside speaks volumes of its improvement. iPhone 4S boasts of a beefed up tech specs, including an A5 dual core processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 megapixel camera, capability to shoot in 1080p HD video and other software improvements such as the iOS 5 upgrade, iMessage, and iCloud. iCloud allows for wireless storage of all the data stored in your iDevices.

It will also include Siri, a virtual voice-activated assistant. The company with the same name was acquired by Apple sometime in April of this year for $200 million. Siri is an intelligent virtual assistant that can schedule your meetings, check traffic and weather updates for you, and can read, compose and send text messages or emails for you just by speaking to your handset.

Customers in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, France, Germany and Japan were the first countries to preorder the iPhone 4S when it came out on Oct 7. The preorders will ship out on October 14, with general sales starting on that day as well. The tech company giant also announced that the device will be sold in 22 more countries by October 28, making the iPhone 4S available in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland – with the handset available in more than 70 countries by the end of the year.

iPhone 4S was released a day before Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs died of cancer complications. The world saw an outpour of sympathy and condolences for the lost of an icon, while some questioned how the company would fair without Jobs. If the pre-selling record of iPhone 4S would indicate where the company is heading, it is a bright future even without the co-founder.

Apple Sells 1M iPhone 4S in 24 Hours


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