When iPhone 4S was announced recently, Apple disappointed all its fans across the world who were hoping to see a newly designed iPhone 5 rather than a basic refresh. But guess what?
Apple has still managed to break records.
Apple today revealed that pre-orders for its iPhone 4S have topped one million in the span of 24 hours, breaking its previous pre-order record of 600,000 iPhone 4 pre-orders in a day.
In a press release posted on Apple.com — the company’s first public statement since Steve Jobs’s death — Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, said he was “blown away” by the consumer response to the iPhone 4S.
But it’s not surprising to learn this. The iPhone 4 was the top device last year, making up more than half of all phone sales in Apple’s history. Apple has made some serious processor improvements, camera upgrades, and introduced the Siri personal voice assistant to the iPhone 4S.
Apple began taking pre-orders for iPhone 4S on Friday, three days after the company introduced it in a press conference and two days after Jobs died. The iPhone 4S will go on sale in the U.S. at 8 a.m. local time on Friday, Oct. 14. The phone comes in black and white and will be available for a suggested retail price of $199 for the 16 GB model, $299 for the 32 GB version and $399 for the 64 GB model.