iPhone 4S Sales Set Record

Apple today announced it has sold over four million of its new iPhone 4S, just three days after its launch on October 14.

In addition, more than 25 million customers are already using iOS 5, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, in the first five days of its release, and more than 20 million customers have signed up for iCloud, a set of free cloud services that automatically and wirelessly store your content in iCloud and push it to all your devices.

The iPhone 4S is available today in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK, and will be available in 22 more countries on October 28 and more than 70 countries by the end of the year.

The first weekend sales figure for the iPhone 4S is more than double the number for the original iPhone 4, which sold 1.7 million in its first three days of availability. It sold out for pre-order at AT&T, Verizon and Sprint a day before the device officially went on sale,

Android will dominate Q4 smartphone launches, however. More than a dozen new models will be available for prepaid and postpaid service.

Samsung said it is seeking to stop the sale of the new iPhone 4S in Japan and Australia, ramping up a legal clash with Apple after a series of setbacks in courts around the world in recent days.

Apple won a key legal victory against Samsung in a Sydney courtroom Thursday, but the two technology giants continued to battle across town at their neighboring storefronts, reports the WSJ. Samsung also asked the Japanese court to stop the sale of Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPad 2 devices.

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