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  • Apple Sells 4 Million iPhone 4Ss Over Weekend, Shatters Records



    Four million units in three days. That’s how many iPhone 4Ss Apple sold over the weekend.

    Apple confirmed the unprecedented number, predicted by a few analysts, in a press release this morning. The iPhone 4 managed to sell 1.7 million units in its first three days of availability by comparison. Even more telling is the comparison between Apple and its competitors. The Samsung Galaxy S ll took 55 days to reach 4 million units sold.

    A number of factors played into the 4S’s record breaking weekend. Last year the iPhone 4 only launched on a single carrier (AT&T) in the U.S. This year it was available simultaneously on all three major U.S. carriers in addition to launching in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada, France, Germany and Japan. The 4S will be available in 70 more countries by the year's end.

    Another factor is timing. A number of iPhone 3G and 3GS users' contracts were up, making the leap to an iPhone 4S much easier and more justifiable than the jump to the iPhone 4 last year. Also, Apple threw off their usual release cycle timing as the iPhone 4S released nearly 4 months later than usual, resulting in pent-up demand among potential buyers.

    Also, Apple touted the 25 million users who upgraded to iOS 5 over the weekend. Apple’s senior VP of Worldwide Product Marketing, Phillip Schiller, mentioned in Apple’s press release the combination of iOS 5, iCloud and the 4s have resulted in “the best iPhone ever.”

    Schiller is probably right, especially if you’re an Apple shareholder. However, if you’re an Apple critic, and one of the many who proclaimed the 4S a disappointment after its underwhelming announcement, Apple’s sales numbers have resulted in a giant serving of humble pie.

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Sells 4 Million iPhone 4Ss Over Weekend, Shatters Records started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. LoringStudios's Avatar
      LoringStudios -
      So.. Did anyone else watch the news today during Steve Jobs Funeral? What's the deal with the news saying there will be an iPhone5 by years end??
    1. Mlitz69's Avatar
      Mlitz69 -
      I upgraded to the ip4 I will wait till the ip5 or what ever there gonna call it maybe it will have 4G LTE.
    1. boxxa's Avatar
      boxxa -
      Muhahahhaha. Thank you everyone who ditched on Apple stock when Job's left and caused it to go down to $360 allowing us to buy more. It is now back up to over $425.
    1. ice cream paradise's Avatar
      ice cream paradise -
      Judging by the photo this is obviously an iphone 4
    1. tridley68's Avatar
      tridley68 -
      Quote Originally Posted by LoringStudios View Post
      So.. Did anyone else watch the news today during Steve Jobs Funeral? What's the deal with the news saying there will be an iPhone5 by years end??
      That would be super glad i did not waste both my upgrades Apple knows what they are doing keeping my fingers and toes crossed best news to start a Monday with.
    1. mutethoughts's Avatar
      mutethoughts -
      Quote Originally Posted by LoringStudios View Post
      So.. Did anyone else watch the news today during Steve Jobs Funeral? What's the deal with the news saying there will be an iPhone5 by years end??
      I wouldn't rely on the news when it comes to technology, the iPhone 4S IS the 5th generation iPhone the next iPhone will most likely be called the iPhone 6 and I don't doubt very seriously Apple will be releasing a new iPhone before next summer or fall. Next refresh should be the Macs or iPad.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Wow, that's amazing! That is some serious dough.
    1. iphoneadam's Avatar
      iphoneadam -
      Quote Originally Posted by boxxa View Post
      Muhahahhaha. Thank you everyone who ditched on Apple stock when Job's left and caused it to go down to $360 allowing us to buy more. It is now back up to over $425.
      Im so pissed I didn't invest.. What was your profit margin?
    1. duromega's Avatar
      duromega -
      4million I haven't got mine yet so it will be 4,000,001 soon
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      Quote Originally Posted by mutethoughts View Post
      the iPhone 4S IS the 5th generation iPhone the next iPhone will most likely be called the iPhone 6 and I don't doubt very seriously Apple will be releasing a new iPhone before next summer or fall. Next refresh should be the Macs or iPad.
      Are you serious? You really think Apple will call the next iPhone the iPhone 6? And just completely skip 5? You do realize there was the iPhone 3G, followed by the iPhone 3GS, which was then followed by the iPhone 4. Using your logic, the iPhone 4 would have been named the iPhone 5.

      Absolutely NO WAY Apple skips 5 and goes to 6. I hope you were joking. If so, I apologize.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Well of course any minor upgrade is going to make the best iPhone ever, you don't even need a combination of them. I don't think it's been the biggest update though.

      Quote Originally Posted by johnsmith112 View Post
      Why doesn't apple sell the iphone here in America unlocked I would pay good money for it too.
      They probably get paid off by the carriers.
    1. starfuryt550's Avatar
      starfuryt550 -
      ^ um, the do sell it unlocked at the Apple store now.
    1. ZXMustang's Avatar
      ZXMustang -
      Quote Originally Posted by boxxa View Post
      Muhahahhaha. Thank you everyone who ditched on Apple stock when Job's left and caused it to go down to $360 allowing us to buy more. It is now back up to over $425.
      Please. How many shares did you buy? 2 maybe 3. Come on. At $360 a share, that stock is reserved for the filthy rich. You aren't fooling anyone. Nobody on here is buying hundreds or even thousands of apple stock shares at those prices. The only thing apple you are buying at that price is an iphone. I love how this guy says "us" like hes buying up cheap apple stock at $360 a share......LOL