Surpassed the 600,000 record set in 2010 with the iPhone 4
CUPERTINO, California—October 10, 2011—Apple® today announced pre-orders of its iPhone® 4S have topped one million in a single day, surpassing the previous single day pre-order record of 600,000 held by iPhone 4. iPhone 4S is the most amazing iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including Apple's dual-core A5 chip for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics; an all new camera with advanced optics; full 1080p HD resolution video recording; and Siri™, an intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking.
"We are blown away with the incredible customer response to iPhone 4S," said 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."
That's a 67% increase over the iPhone 4, although it should be noted that Apple took pre-orders from more carriers and in more countries and in a smartphone market that has grown substantially over the past 16 months.
Units pre-ordered early last Friday are due to arrive by end-of-day this Friday
The e-mail from Apple (AAPL) notifying me that my pre-ordered iPhone 4S had left Shenzhen, China, early Monday and was set be delivered in four days popped into my mailbox at 2:07 a.m. EST -- two days and 21 hours after AT&T's (T) servers finally let my order go through.
9to5Mac meanwhile has posted a notice from Sprint (S) that MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 10, 2011 6:20 AM ET
Widespread reports of long waits, starting shortly after midnight Pacific time
"2 hours of putting in my information and hitting refresh and I STILL don't have an iPhone 4S. AT&T, you failed again. Goodnight."
Eric ("gameric") Gamero, who posted that message on Twitter at about 3:15 a.m. PST Friday, was hardly alone. In the early hours after Apple (AAPL) began taking pre-orders for its latest iPhone, due out next Friday, hundreds of similar MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 7, 2011 6:52 AM ET
Let the unboxing videos begin!
Two days after Verizon (VZ) began taking pre-orders for the Apple (AAPL) iPhone, at least one unit had made its way to a customer.
This one was picked up Saturday morning at a UPS holding center in Evansville, Ind., an event now immortalized on YouTube.
Below: The funkiest unboxing video we've ever seen. Who says people aren't excited about the iPhone coming to Verizon?
Via 9to5Mac.Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 6, 2011 8:16 AM ET
Early adopters are punished as computer problems mar the launch of Apple's newest phone
"After trying about 50 times, I got all the way to the end," wrote A Charming Man in Gizmodo's comment stream at 5:01 a.m. "All I did was click the button for 'Send it to my god damned house' and it crashed. Again. Ughhh."
Uncle Jo Jo spent 44 minutes on Apple's (AAPL) site trying to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 15, 2010 5:42 AM ET
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