Apple has released a statement claiming that the iPhone 4S has become the most popular iPhone based on pre-order sales figures. Apple opened pre-orders for the iPhone 4S on Friday October 7th and received a phenomenal one million orders within the first 24 hours. These figures outstrip the iPhone 4 pre-order figures by over 400,000 units.
“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.”
These sales figures are astounding, considering the rather damp reception that the iPhone 4S appeared to receive. Maybe people are beginning to realize that the iPhone 4S is still a major upgrade despite it still having the same form factor as the iPhone 4?
If you are still on the fence, have a look at our 2011 iPhone buyers guide or jump into our iPhone 4S forums for help.
Source: Apple PR