Apple iPhone 4S Preorders Top 1 Million in 24 Hours
While the iPhone 5 was a no-show, consumers still seem just as interested in preordering the latest Apple handset.Apple announced that preorders of its iPhone 4S have topped 1 million in a single day, surpassing the previous single-day preorder record of 600,000 held by iPhone 4. The iPhone 4S is the company's latest smartphone and comes with new features including Apple's dual-core A5 chip, an all new camera with advanced optics, full 1080p HD resolution video recording and Siri, an intelligent assistant application that helps users get things done by asking it questions. "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 preorders 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."
The iPhone 4S will be available at all 245 Apple retail stores in the United States starting Oct. 14. Every customer who buys an iPhone 4S at an Apple retail store will also 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.
The smartphone also includes iOS 5, Apple's latest edition of its mobile operating system with over 200 new features, and iCloud, a set of free cloud services that work with a user's iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac or PC to automatically and wirelessly store content in iCloud and push it to all user devices.