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Apple Sells Over 4 Million iPhone 4Ss in 3Days

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Well, many, myself included, called it an incremental hardware update. Some thought Apple might have lost its magic touch. That’s history now. Apple has announced that it has sold over 4 million new iPhone 4S devices  since the launch on Friday, October 14. For some context the iPhone 4 sold 1.5 million in the same period. It is relatively easy to sell a bunch of new phones on launch, say 50,000 or so. To sell a million or more is another story. I’d call this an avalanche.

Apple also is announcing that they already have over 25 million users who have moved to iOS 5 and more than 20 million users now in the iCloud.

In my view this is more than about a new camera, Siri, or any other feature or spec. It certainly has something to do with adding carriers at launch. But, although this is just speculation, it appears Apple has mastered even more the marketing wizardry that it has always been famous for.

It will be interesting to see how many of the other iPhone models Apple sold this weekend given all the price points that are now available.

Warner Crocker is a professional theatre director, producer and playwright and also a Tablet PC enthusiast. He is also a Microsoft MVP for Tablet PCs. Send email to Warner. You can follow him on Twitter or Google+

5 Comments

  1. Don Julio

    10/17/2011 at 7:24 am

    iSheep…BAAAAAAAA

    • Cuhulin

      10/17/2011 at 7:45 am

      Hardly!  Apple makes a good product.  This is probably just a case of pent-up demand, since Apple delayed this introduction from its ordinary two year cycle.

      • Don Julio

        10/17/2011 at 9:18 am

        please see Brian’s post below. he explains it pretty well….

        follow along iSheep..

  2. BrianB13

    10/17/2011 at 8:12 am

    Apple does make good products however the people who buy them could care less about specs.  Oh, it’s definitely a chick phone.  Substantially increasing the revenue channels here in the States has everything to do with increased sales along with the long wait time since the introduction of the iPhone 4.  

    I know several people who have purchased the iPhone 4S so I asked them why.  Some already had an iPhone and wanted to upgrade while others wanted one because friends and family had them and recommended that they get one too.  None of them could tell me what the new specs are for this phone other than it supposedly has an awesome camera and Siri.

    I can’t get excited about a smartphone that only has a 3.5″ display, only has 512 MB of RAM and unless you are on AT&T, has unacceptable data speeds.  I can get excited about Galaxy Nexus.

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