iPhone 4S Sold Like Hotcakes
Article by George Norman
On 18 Oct 2011
The latest and greatest version of the iPhone, the iPhone 4S, shapes up to be a veritable success story for the Cupertino-based company. So far the device has sold like hotcakes – and when I say “hotcakes” I meant that so far millions of iPhone 4Ss have been sold to eager customers.

As you may remember, the iPhone 4S became availale for pre-order on the 7th of October. Apple announced three days later, on the 10th of October, that pre-orders went through the roof. And more to the point, one million pre-orders were registered in the first 24 hours. Pre-orders for the iPhone 4 topped only 600,000 in the first 24 hours, as a little side note.


Apple enthusiastically said at the time that 1 million pre-orders in the first 24 hours is a very good indication that the device will be a big commercial success. “We are blown away with the incredible customer response to iPhone 4S," said at the time Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "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 became available for purchase in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and Japan on Friday, the 14th of October. Apple, once again came out with an astonishing announcement three days later. Yesterday, on the 17th of October, Apple announced that more than four million iPhone 4Ss have been sold.

“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. “iPhone 4S is a hit with customers around the world, and together with iOS 5 and iCloud, is the best iPhone ever.”

Apple had a few more figures to share with the public, figures that showcase just how popular its products are. It seems that more than 25 million users upgraded to iOS 5; that’s 25 million users in 5 days since the launch of iOS5. Moving on, it seems that more than 20 million users signed up for iCloud, a set of free cloud services meant to help users store their data in the cloud.

Tags: Apple, iPhone, iOS, Siri, iCloud
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