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iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Sold Out at All U.S. Carriers


While shipping estimates for some iPhone 4S orders placed through Apple's U.S. carriers partners did begin to slip quite soon after pre-orders launched late last week, Bloomberg now reports that pre-orders through all three carriers have officially sold out ahead of tomorrow's launch.
Sprint and Verizon Wireless showed no remaining iPhone 4S stock available for pre-order on their websites. On AT&T’s site iPhone buyers are given a delivery-time estimate of three to four weeks rather than the one to two days, when pre-orders began Oct. 7.

The sellout signals robust demand for the Apple device and should help boost revenue for the wireless carriers in the years ahead, said Roger Entner, an analyst with Recon Analytics in Boston.
Apple, its carrier partners, and several third-party retailers are planned to have stock of iPhone 4S models available tomorrow for those willing to wait in line, but those seeking to place orders for delivery will need to wait some time.

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Posted: 33 months ago

Good thing all those 4S haters were true that the 4S was going to be a flop and no one would want it... /sarcasm off ;)


Buh, no one said the iPhone 4S would flop. Are you confusing dissatisfaction with pessimism?

I wasn't happy with the offering and I bought one anyway. Why? I thought Apple could do better. I'm still hostile that they didn't. But I knew it would sell and I didn't want to leave the eco-system.

However, this could be stagnating-5 years from now. There will be NO short term losses for Apple, and long term ones aren't able to be measured and everyone knows that.

What am I saying? Everyone who criticizes Apple thought that the iPhone 4S would fail. Did you hear WebOS has more market share than iOS in the minds of iOS "Haters"? No? Oh.

Grow up.
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Posted: 33 months ago

You people there don't know how much happy you are. Here, in Croatia, we're getting iPhone 4s in December!


Yeah US Americans can never just count our blessings. We are spoiled.
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Posted: 33 months ago

You people there don't know how much happy you are. Here, in Croatia, we're getting iPhone 4s in December!


Ugh.. except that ATT won't move my update from Nov. 30th... so looks like I'l be getting it in December too.. :( Stupid ATT... grrr
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Posted: 33 months ago
I was just at mall Sprint Kiosks. They have huge boxes with a big "DO NOT OPEN UNTIL 8:00 AM OCT 14" plastered all over them. They are HEAVY. Definitely filled with iPhones. It seems Apple probably made around 2 million. Sent 1 million off for pre orders and the other million or so are going to kiosks and apple stores. Pretty crazy. This is the first time I've seen mall kiosks with the iPhone. Excited to get mine. Gonna go stand in line now...
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Posted: 33 months ago
You people there don't know how much happy you are. Here, in Croatia, we're getting iPhone 4s in December!
Rating: 1 Positives
Posted: 33 months ago
What MR doesn't mention is that sprint is still taking 32GB and 64GB pre-orders, but they won't be fulfilled on the 14th anymore.
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Posted: 33 months ago
Good thing all those 4S haters were true that the 4S was going to be a flop and no one would want it... /sarcasm off ;)
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Posted: 33 months ago
Apple is going to have one killer holiday quarter!
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Posted: 33 months ago
I hope I'll get mine till Christmas...
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Posted: 33 months ago
glad I got mine
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