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AT&T Alone Sees 200,000 iPhone 4S Preorders in First 12 Hours, Their Most Successful iPhone Launch Ever


Reuters reports that AT&T is seeing "extraordinary demand" for the new iPhone 4S which became available for preorder at around 12:01 am Pacific time on Friday, October 7th. AT&T reveals that they have seen over 200,000 preorders for the iPhone 4S in the first 12 hours of sale.

For reference, last year, Apple announced that they saw a record-breaking 600,000 iPhone 4 pre-orders in the first day across all carriers in US, France, Germany, Japan and the UK. So, 2010's 600,000 number included all of Apple's launch carriers and over the first full day of sales.

This year, AT&T alone saw over 200,000 pre-orders in half the time. Unlike last year, the new iPhone 4S is now also available on Verizon and Sprint in the U.S, which will account for many other U.S. preorders. Despite being split across three carriers, AT&T says that this is "the most successful iPhone launch we’ve ever had".

Similarly, Apple also offered iPhone 4S preorders in several other countries outside the U.S. too (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK). So, it seems certain that the iPhone 4S will also be Apple's most successful phone launch ever.


Update: Sprint's website shows the 16GB iPhone 4S as sold out.

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41 months ago
Wait you mean all the experts on the internet were wrong?!
Rating: 89 Votes
41 months ago

200,000 just from one carrier? :eek: And people said this phone wouldn't sell. :rolleyes: Great news. :cool: :apple:


The "people" don't care about specs. The "people" are not analysts. The "people" don't sit all day on macrumors. The "people" wan't iPhones.
Rating: 77 Votes
41 months ago
200,000 just from one carrier? :eek: And people said this phone wouldn't sell. :rolleyes: Great news. :cool: :apple:
Rating: 70 Votes
41 months ago
At least it's available in White from day 1
Rating: 52 Votes
41 months ago

The "people" don't care about specs. The "people" are not analysts. The "people" don't sit all day on macrumors. The "people" wan't iPhones.


No you are wrong.

People do sit on mr all day and then bash iPhone 4s AND then order at 3am
Rating: 42 Votes
41 months ago
the cute little android trolls get caught up in the spec wars and playing with their launcher. what counts is how well the device performs for what you want. get an android if you want one. i've had 3 different android phones and got rid of all of them to go back to the iPhone and i've had every single iPhone model so far and preordered last night as well. iPhone simply suits me better and I'm not alone. i was one of the few back in the earlier days for apple and mac os and now I'm one of the millions and millions who love iOS.

specs don't mean as much as you think they do. they have some validity but the overall use and experience means much more of the device you choose.
Rating: 37 Votes
41 months ago
Well ... so much for being a dud.
Rating: 29 Votes
41 months ago
I wonder if the nexus prime or galaxy, I mean plasticy sIII will sell like this. hahahahahahahaha

:apple:
Rating: 27 Votes
41 months ago

Wait you mean all the experts on the internet were wrong?!


Wait... I think I'm getting an iPad release flashback. ;)
Rating: 24 Votes
41 months ago

In today's news:

Samsung is widely expected to report record profit from handset sales and overtake Apple as the world's biggest smartphone vendor in unit terms in the third quarter, after selling just about 1 million fewer smartphones than Apple in the second quarter.

Link (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/06/us-samsung-idUSTRE7957L420111006)

I do not think they are laughing at Apple these days. Those "plasticy" phones now outsell iPhone not to mention the fact that Samsung's flagship phone (SGSII) has been recently outselling iPhone in such critical markets as England and Japan (it as not available in U.S. until a few days ago).


not to mention apple has been selling phones for only 4 years, with samsung selling for over double that and with tons of models in tons of countries, yet they're just now catching up to apple, only to be passed again in the next quarter lol. put a little perspective on that for you genius.
Rating: 23 Votes

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