Apple says it received more than one million pre-orders for the iPhone 4S in a single day, 67 percent more than for the previous version of the device.
Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S last week. The previous version, the iPhone 4, was introduced 16 months ago. Priced at $199 (16GB), $299 (32GB) and $399 (64GB), the device comes with new voice-command features and a higher-resolution camera.
It has an A5 chip that will make graphics seven times faster than the old processor and an “intelligent antenna system” for improved call quality. The phone works with both CDMA and GSM wireless standards, unlike the previous CDMA-only or GSM only phones, and will have up to 8 hours of talk time on one charge.
AT&T said Oct. 7 that it received more than 200,000 pre-orders for the iPhone 4S in 12 hours, marking the company’s most successful debut yet. Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel will also have the new phone. 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. It will roll out worldwide by the end of October. Unlocked (contract-free) sales are expected to begin in November 2011.