IPhone 4S Sales Through the Roof
Apple sold over 4 million iPhone 4S units in just 3 days, it boasted in a Monday morning press release. “There’s no other way to say this: Wow,” IntoMobile.com writes on the news. "For a device that let down many technophiles because it looks exactly the same as the previous model that shipped more than one year ago, the iPhone 4S has really proven everyone in the media wrong.”
One reason for this strong performance, IntoMobile suggests, is pent up demand. “Add up the huge number of iPhone 3GS users that have been anxiously awaiting for their 2 year contract to renew, and a bunch of people on Verizon who wanted to see the ‘iPhone 5’ before buying one, because by the time the iPhone 4 hit Verizon it was already over half a year old, and let’s not forget Sprint customers, who have been waiting for the iPhone since the summer of 2007, and you can see how Apple so easily hit 4+ million.”
During the same three-day time frame, 25 million people upgraded to iOS 5, Apple reports. It’s also worth noting that the iPhone 4S is currently only available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the UK.