When Tim Cook launched the iPhone 4S last week, there were many watching who were disappointed that there wasn’t a bigger refresh – but there seems to be many who think the 4S is just dandy.
Apple has announced that the iPhone 4S is its fastest ever selling product with more than 1,000,000 pre-orders being placed in the space of 24 hours after it went on sale last week. That’s a whopping 400,000 more than ordered the iPhone 4 when it launched last year.
The iPhone 4S was seen by many following the launch last week as only a small upgrade to the previous model and lots of Apple watchers were disappointed by the lack of an iPhone 5.
“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.”
With 100 hours to go before the new model is available in shops, eager shoppers have begun queueing outside the Apple Store on Regent Street in central London with the handset not going on sale until 8am Friday, 14 October.
The guys from @JailBreakCon are at the head of the queue having started their marathon queueing session at 4pm on Friday last, a full week before the launch – and have even managed to post some videos of their experiences (below).
Are you one of the million who has ordered an iPhone 4S? If so, let us know in the comments below. If not why not check out our review of the various deals and tariffs on offer in the UK for the iPhone 4S.