Apple just announced a new iPhone Sales record.
Apple today announced pre-orders of its iPhone 4S have topped 1 million in a single day, surpassing the previous single day pre-order record of 600,000 held by iPhone 4. This is not surprising. The iPhone 4S delivery is already delayed by 1-2 weeks on the Apple Store and carriers around the world already have severe shortages of the iPhone 4S.
“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.”
Apple says that the iPhone 4S will be available at all 245 Apple retail stores in the US beginning at 8 a.m. local time on Friday, October 14. Every customer who buys an iPhone 4S at an Apple retail store will be offered free Personal Setup service, helping them customize their iPhone 4S by setting up email, showing them new apps from the App Store and more, so they’ll be up and running with their new iPhone before they leave the store.
More details about the iPhone 4S pricing and carrier choices can be found here.