Looks like Apple has no competitor other than itself. At a time when the world and the company mourns the death of its visionary founder Steve Jobs, the pre-order sales of the iPhone 4S would have brought in great cheer to the company.
Apparently the company sold 1 million iPhone 4S phones which is almost twice of what they sold on the first day of the pre-order sales of iPhone 4 (600,000 units). Infact at the rate at which they are going the industry experts are predicting sales to exceed over 3 million over the 1st weekend. This pre-order sales figure is a record in the history of Apple and no other product from Apple has ever sold so many units on the first day of pre-order sales.
All this comes as a surprise to the trade analysts because there was a lot of negativity surrounding the iPhone 4S with many saying that it is not what they expected it to be and many even predicted that this wouldn’t be as good as its predecessor. Most of the speculation stemmed from the fact that Apple hasn’t changed the exterior and retained the iPhone 4 exterior but apparently the 4S has made significant changes to the software. Nevertheless, the US market seems to be lapping it up to such an extent that Apple has set a waiting period of 1-2 weeks for any more pre-order sales and has currently stock to only fulfill the 1 million pre-order bookings.
As expected all this just drove the stock prices of Apple crazy with its stock price jumping $14 or +3.8%. That’s extremely impressive considering many expected this version to fail.
Anyway – all that is the US news and those outside US will have to wait till the end of October to get their hands on the latest Apple product.