Although not unexpected, the news that Apple was able to sell four million iPhone 4S units under 72 hours is nothing short of extraordinary. I mean damn, four million units! That makes it the most successful gadget ever released in the world! Betcha Steve Jobs is feeling pretty good upstairs. Hit the jump to read the details.
Apple has officially announced that along with the sale of four million iPhone 4S units in three days, they have managed to upgrade around 25 million iOS users to the latest iOS 5 software, released alongside the iPhone 4S. And that to just under five days. And if thats not all, Apples iCloud storage service now boasts 20 million users as well. Last years launch of the iPhone 4 was pretty monumental as well. But this years statistics are off the charts! Comparing the stats of both the phones clearly shows that there have been significant gains from the previous year. For the iPhone 4 last year Apple had announced a total of 1.7 million sales during the launch weekend and an equally huge number of pre-orders during the first 24 hours. This year however, Apple has confirmed a gigantic total of one million pre-orders in the first 24 hours. Apples marketing big wig stated:
iPhone 4S is off to a great start with more than four million sold in its first weekendthe most ever for a phone and more than double the iPhone 4 launch during its first three days, said Philip Schiller, Apples senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. iPhone 4S is a hit with customers around the world, and together with iOS 5 and iCloud, is the best iPhone ever
The main contributing factor in this years increased sales is that this is the first iPhone to be simultaneously released on three carriers, up from a single carrier last year. While At&t and Verizon have been the official carriers for long, this time Sprint has also cut for themselves a piece from the Apple pie (pun intended).Apple has planned to launch the iPhone 4S around the globe by the end of this year so this steamship aint slowin down any time soon. Be sure to check back with us as we keep on top of the news.
RANDOM THOUGHT: Its the most amazing iPhone yet Apple you say that every time you release a new iPhone. Maybe release a new Tagline before the new iPhone? Just sayin.