Apple set for “strongest iPhone launch ever” with iPhone 4S

Apple set for “strongest iPhone launch ever” with iPhone 4SWe’re still a bit perplexed by iPhone 4S fever. What the hell does Joe Average care about a dual-core processor or silly voice recognition abilities? But hey, it’s a NEW iPHONE, woohoo!

Anyways, regardless of how you feel about the iPhone 4S, it’s on course to explode all former iPhone launch records. Logic? What logic?

Various analysts are throwing their two cents into the hat of speculation, and the figures are really quite astounding.

With 1 million preorders in the first 24 hours, Mike Abramsky of RBC Capital Markets reckons Apple could punt as many as 3 million units in the first weekend, almost double the number of iPhone 4s sold in June 2010.

Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster suggests Apple could sell up to 25 million iPhones in the fourth quarter, making it the “strongest iPhone launch ever”.

JP Morgan & Chase analyst Mark Moskowitz adds: “The early momentum of the iPhone 4S reaffirms Apple’s leadership in smartphones.”

There are three iPhone 4S options, namely the 16GB at £499, 32GB at £599 and 64GB at £699. Ka-Ching!

via: Bloomberg

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 13, 2011 at 14:05

"Ever" its 4 year "history" LOL
I love marketing speak.

Stelph  Oct. 13, 2011 at 22:50

well to be fair the siri function is pretty cool on the iPhone 4s (definatly better and has been more hyped than the equivalent android version), its just a shame that the one function is something THAT WORKS ON ALL IPHONES so its a concious effort by apple to have it as a feature just for the 4s. Gits. Going so far as to kill the previous free siri app as well just smacks of being a bit pety (like the whole litigation thing wioth samsung)

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 14, 2011 at 07:20

Agree. Though, Samsung's decision to alter the Galaxies for a launch in Netherland could be seen as an admission of guilt.

Also, the move to only run Siri on the iPhone 4S with its faster processor can be interpreted as "perfectionism" rather than pettiness.
Still, as long as the iPhones don't get mass storage mode, I don't care. Not buying.

Stelph  Oct. 14, 2011 at 13:12

@JanSt - True you could say that its perfectionism, however before apple bought Siri the company had a free iPhone app that would work on all iPhones and the reports were that it worked just fine even on the 3G, because all of the heavy lifting was being done at the server side. Apple even went so far as to cut the support and withdraw the free siri app which will be happening tomorrow

Stelph  Oct. 14, 2011 at 13:12

edit: double-post
(Mod:so, it happens to others, too)

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 14, 2011 at 14:25

stelph, yeah, I have to agree, that does sound stupid. Designed to give the iPhone 4S and edge?

Stelph  Oct. 15, 2011 at 15:17

And just like that, the jailbreakers put egg on apples face by proving that the iPhone 4 is perfectly capable of running siri....

Apple should be ashamed


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