Apple had a little event last Tuesday, if you remember. During that event, the iPhone 4S was announced. And for a few days afterwards, many pundits, analysts, and bloggers expressed their disappointment with the device. As did many people who buy iPhones only as a status symbol (since there’s no telling the iPhone 4S apart from its predecessor at first glance). Let’s ignore the fact that all of the aforementioned people were only disappointed because they had set their expectations according to rumors, speculation, and frankly various analysts’ fantasies, and not Apple’s track record on the matter. People were disappointed.
So one would have expected the iPhone 4S not to break any pre-sale records or anything like that. After all, it’s an evolution, not a revolution. It looks the same as the iPhone 4. Bloggers were disappointed. That in itself is reason enough for people not to rush to buy it, right?
Wrong. Apple has announced that it has taken 1 million pre-orders in a single day. That’s a new record, the previous one being set by iPhone 4 pre-orders which came in at 600,000 in the first day. In fact, the iPhone 4S first day pre-orders were the most for any new product that Apple has ever launched, so apparently the ‘normal’ people, the ‘average Joes’ of the world didn’t get the disappointment memo.
The iPhone 4S will be available in stores starting this Friday, on October 14. Up until then, all you can do is pre-order, so do that if you haven’t already. Or just go stand in line on Friday.
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