Despite Apple’s iPhone 4S disappointing the hardcore technology crowd, the fifth generation Jesus Phone has already shattered pre-order sales records. Just 24 hours after being made available, 1 million units of the iPhone 4S were reserved by rabid Apple fanbois, iPhone 3GS owners who are nearing the end of their 2 year contract, and folks who are new to smartphones altogether. The previous record, 600,000 units in 24 hours, was held by the iPhone 4. That’s not really a surprise, is it? What is a surprise however is that Pegatron, one of the companies Apple hires to build the iPhone 4S, was told that their original contract to produce 10 million units needs to be bumped up to 15 million units; between 2 million and 2.5 million of those units are to be made this quarter. That rumor comes from DigiTimes, who has a mixed track record when it comes to Apple news, but as we said earlier, the fact that Apple is already seeing a million pre-orders for this thing says a lot.
By the end of this month the iPhone 4S will be on sale in the United States and several European countries. We’ll no doubt be hearing about how well it’s selling, but something tells us you guys are waiting to see what the competition is going to bring to the table. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which we’ve been calling the Nexus Prime since as far back as we can remember, is due to be unveiled either on the 19th of this month in Asia or on the 27th of this month in Europe. Then there’s Nokia World, taking place on October 26th in London, which is where we’ll hear the first details of Nokia’s Windows Phones. We’ve already got a sneak peak at the Nokia 800, but we’re expecting 2 other Windows Phones to be announced.
Anyway, this holiday shopping season is going to be hard for many of us. This author included.