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  • Apple Breaks Single Day Pre-Order Record Again with the iPhone 4S



    Apple announced today the company has yet again broke the iPhone pre-order record with the iPhone 4S. In the first 24 hours Apple accumulated 1 million iPhone 4S pre-orders, besting their previous record by 400,000.

    By you think we the media would know that no matter our feelings toward an Apple product, the company will continue to break previous sales records. Also, as Forrester analyst Charles Govlin pointed out in a Wired article, the iPhone 4S success “reinforces [Apple’s] belief in their strategy, building the product they think makes the most sense.” And the most money.

    Very few headlines have been positive regarding Apple’s iPhone 4S since its announcement last week. Possibly the best of which was Business Insiders “Is Apple’s decision to release just an iPhone 4S. not an iPhone 5, a huge disappointment, or just a regular sized disappointment?” Your very own ModMyi even ran an article entitled “Breakdown of iPhone 4S: A Disappointing Analysis?

    Comments on the story varied from utter disappointment to “I don’t understand what all the fuss is about.” The mixed bag of opinions vetted by readers is decidedly less lopsided than the media attention Apple has garnered over the past week. Those dissatisfied with Apple’s latest offering seem hung up on the 4S’s identical design to the iPhone 4. Outside of the physical similarities the 4S has some serious upgrades in terms of processing and graphical power, camera capabilities, and of course the lauded Siri Assistant. But, what the critics forgot, Apple is launching the 4S on three U.S. mobile carriers simultaneously for the first time. It only makes sense that more pre-orders would come flocking in as long as Apple didn’t completely drop the baby down the well.

    Apple, since Steve Jobs second coming, have exercised an eerie ability to ignore outside criticism and trust their business decisions. Apple seems to be implementing the same product upgrade strategy they did with the iPod and so far it is working out. Every time we the media second guess Apple, they send us home with nice plate of humble pie.

    Source: Wired
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Breaks Single Day Pre-Order Record Again with the iPhone 4S started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. spider_romeo's Avatar
      spider_romeo -
      I pre-ordered the iPhone 4S, because this is the last innovation from Steve Jobs...
    1. Dizi's Avatar
      Dizi -
      I know it's a dissappointment when it's the first time I'm not interested in upgrading to the newest iPhone. I don't need media to tell me that.
    1. danielbonnells's Avatar
      danielbonnells -
      Quote Originally Posted by spider_romeo View Post
      I pre-ordered the iPhone 4S, because this is the last innovation from Steve Jobs...
      Steve has probably influenced the next couple of apple devices because they start designing the next products even before the previous one is released. So i guess you're just going to have to buy iPhone 5
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      Quote Originally Posted by spider_romeo View Post
      I pre-ordered the iPhone 4S, because this is the last innovation from Steve Jobs...
      I did the same thing for the same reason. I have a iP4 so I really didn't need it but I had an upgrade available so why not.
      Unfortunately I got caught up in the backorder. I hope to get it before I leave the country for a couple weeks in early November.
      Till then I will be checking my order status hourly and anxiously await my new white iPhone 4Steve .
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by luvmytj View Post
      I did the same thing for the same reason. I have a iP4 so I really didn't need it but I had an upgrade available so why not.
      Unfortunately I got caught up in the backorder. I hope to get it before I leave the country for a couple weeks in early November.
      Till then I will be checking my order status hourly and anxiously await my new white iPhone 4Steve .
      Yeah and I shall wait for mine
    1. AfterMercyFM's Avatar
      AfterMercyFM -
      Quote Originally Posted by spider_romeo View Post
      I pre-ordered the iPhone 4S, because this is the last innovation from Steve Jobs...
      That's not entirely true. I'm sure they have a roadmap of what their products will be for another couple years.

      I might be thinking practically, or I'm just holding out hope... :-/
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by AfterMercyFM View Post
      That's not entirely true. I'm sure they have a roadmap of what their products will be for another couple years.

      I might be thinking practically, or I'm just holding out hope... :-/
      I read an article earlier that said Jobs lined out their products for the next 4 years.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Did Jobs innovation find a fix to the "antennagate" or the bridging of the antenna on this 4S? Is what I want to know.
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      And the iphone 5 will probably shatter this record...
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      Did Jobs innovation find a fix to the "antennagate" or the bridging of the antenna on this 4S? Is what I want to know.
      Yeah, they did fixed the antenna....
    1. tridley68's Avatar
      tridley68 -
      Quote Originally Posted by punjabi212 View Post
      And the iphone 5 will probably shatter this record...
      you are soooo right.the i phone 5 will kick azz!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      I have a feeling last years record would've been untouched by the 4S if ATT hadn't dropped the ball with their website failing under the high demands.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Quote Originally Posted by spider_romeo View Post
      I pre-ordered the iPhone 4S, because this is the last innovation from Steve Jobs...
      Me too!!!
    1. ash3s2012's Avatar
      ash3s2012 -
      Well I preordered mine cuz I always give my old iPhone to my relatives and I jest get a new one that's how I roll lol
    1. Striknine's Avatar
      Striknine -
      It won't be long before everyone has then same phone. At that point people will start rebelling and it will not be such a hip new company. It's like the mustang, when you see grandmothers and soccer moms driving mustangs they loose their sense of being cool and alternative. All good things come to an end. I just hope Apple keeps their cool.
    1. frail1's Avatar
      frail1 -
      at&t dropped the ball with my order. i received email confirmation at 4:34am on friday. (my dog woke me up at 4am to go outside so i decided to pre-order) I have the email, but at&t has no record of the order in my account... at all.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Ummm......isn't it predictable that it would break the pre-order sales record given the fact that this phone is now available on THREE carriers vs. just one???

      And speaking of pre-orders....this is why I just buy the phone in the retail stores.....too many headaches, glitches, dropped balls, unexpected changes and just overall fail involved with pre-ordering.
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      What does AT&T give you towards your upgrade assuming its due? Is it like a hundred bucks off or something? My first upgrade is due in November and I'm getting the 64 model.
    1. Hillefied's Avatar
      Hillefied -
      Quote Originally Posted by LUFT5_THOR View Post
      What does AT&T give you towards your upgrade assuming its due? Is it like a hundred bucks off or something? My first upgrade is due in November and I'm getting the 64 model.
      First time new contracts and regular upgrades basically get $450 off the price of the phone. Early upgraders get $250 off the phone. The 64GB model is normally $849.99 and with $450 or $250 off makes it $399.99 or $599.99 respectively.