There’s no other way to say this: Wow. Apple has just issued a press release saying that they’ve sold over 4 million iPhone 4S units just 3 short days after launching it. On top of that, 25 million people upgraded to iOS 5 in the same time period. Many of you who experienced the painfully slow downloads now know why they were so damn slow! We can’t help but think how much higher that 4 million figure could have been if Apple launched the iPhone 4S in more countries. On launch day you could have picked up an iPhone 4S in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the UK. On the 28th of this month that list will grow by 22 more countries, and by the end of this year Apple hopes to have the iPhone 4S on sale in more than 70 countries. Another thing to think about, how many people picked up the $100 iPhone 4 and free iPhone 3GS during this same time period?
Now for a device that let down many technophiles because it looks exactly the same as the previous model that shipped more than one year ago, the iPhone 4S has really proven everyone in the media wrong. Quite a few number of journalists we follow on Twitter and Google+ have said that they’re going to skip the fifth generation iPhone, but mainstream people are most certainly not members of the technology media scene. Add up the huge number of iPhone 3GS users that have been anxiously awaiting for their 2 year contract to renew, and a bunch of people on Verizon who wanted to see the “iPhone 5” before buying one, because by the time the iPhone 4 hit Verizon it was already over half a year old, and let’s not forget Sprint customers, who have been waiting for the iPhone since the summer of 2007, and you can see how Apple so easily hit 4+ million.
Make sure you check out our iPhone 4S review!