While Apple originally announced that it had one million pre-orders of its iPhone 4S in the first 24 hours it was available, the Cupertino-based company announced yesterday that those numbers had ballooned to over four million handsets sold in the first three days of the phone being available to the world.
It also announced that more than 25 million customers are now using iOS 5, the much anticipated new mobile operating system from Apple that integrated Notifications, iCloud, Reminders and a litany of more than 200 other updates. Check out the Top 11 New Features of iOS 5.
“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 Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.
While heavy reports of the iPhone 5 coming to the market and sporting a tapered hard case and bigger screen were well documented, the iPhone 4S was the only handset announced at Apple’s media event on October 4 at its Cupertino headquarters. Despite this factor, the iPhone 4S has been all previous iPhone sales records. Of course, the mobile handset is now available on more carriers and in more countries.
The new iPhone 4S features Apple’s dual-core A5 chip, all-new 8 megapixel camera and full 1080p HD resolution video recording along with Siri, a personal voice activated assistant.
iPhone 4S comes in either black or white and is available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model, $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the new 64GB model. iPhone 4S is available from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores and through AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and select Best Buy, Target and Walmart stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.
iPhone 4S will be available on October 28 in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.