Analysts have published estimates ranging from 2 to 4 million. What's your guess?
UPDATE: We have a winner. Apple announced Monday that the correct answer was "over four million," the guess of nearly 23% of our readers.
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When the iPhone 4 went on sale 16 months ago, Apple (AAPL) sold 1.7 million in the first weekend, counting pre-orders.
The analysts who have ventured a guess seem confident that by Sunday night, iPhone 4S sales will have smashed that record, but there's considerable disagreement by how much.
Here are the predictions we've seen:
What's your estimate?
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In a report to clients issued Tuesday, RBC Capital's Mike Abramsky trots out a new survey in which 13% of respondents said they'd be interested in buying an iPad -- more than the 9% who said they were keen on buying an iPhone three months before it was released.
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Apple shares suffered their sharpest fall in eight years Monday morning on the word of two analysts -- including one whose record predicting the company's performance is mixed at best.
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