iPhone 4S pre-orders smash one million in a day

Ben Camm-Jones
11 October, 2011
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Apple has announced pre-orders of its iPhone 4S topped one million in a single day, surpassing the previous record of 600,000 held by the iPhone 4.

The iPhone 4S was made available for pre-order at 8am on October 7, though there were one or two teething problems with the pre-ordering system.

“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.”

iPhone 4S will be available at all 13 Apple retail stores in Australia beginning at 8am AEDT on Friday, 14 October. You can also find it at the Apple Online Store and and select Apple Authorised Resellers.

iPhone 4S comes in either black or white and will be available for a recommended retail price of $799 for the 16GB model, $899 for the 32GB model and $999 for the new 64GB model.

All customers buying from an Apple Store will be offered the free Personal Setup service so they can leave the store up and running.

The iPhone 4S includes a dual-core A5 processor, dual-core graphics, an 8MP camera and runs on iOS 5, Apple’s latest mobile operating system with over 200 new features, and iCloud, a set of free cloud services that work seamlessly with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC to automatically and wirelessly store your content in iCloud and push it to all your devices.

iPhone 4 will be available for $679 and iPhone 3GS for $449.

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