iPhone 4S racks up a million pre-orders in just 24 hours

iPhone 4S racks up a million pre-orders in just 24 hoursOne million phones sold in 24 hours. Let's face it – there's really only one phone we could be talking about here, isn't there?

Yep, it's the iPhone 4S. The disappointing iPhone 4S. The “yeah, but it's not the iPhone 5” iPhone 4S. Can you imagine how many Apple would have shifted by now if it was the iPhone 5?

The thing is about Apple fans is they grumble and groan for a few minutes when they discover that their beloved brand's latest effort does not in fact bend time and space, but then pull out their credit card and lay down a thick wodge of cash all the same, because they wouldn't want to be caught with last week's gadget this time next week.

Not that we have a problem with that – after all, Apple remains the only mobile manufacturer that can actually announce something new and have it on sale within a couple of weeks in the first place, so more strength to it, we say.

But still, a million in 24 hours is some going. As Apple itself helpfully informs us, that easily outdoes the iPhone 4's 600,000 sold in the opening day, and has already seen the typical 1-2 week delays we became so used to seeing against the iPad 2's pre-order pages already become the norm for the new iPhone.

And all that for a phone that pretty much looks just the same as the old one. We never thought we'd say it, but it seems substance can still get the job done on its own. Of course, iPhone lovers will tell us the style's been there all along.

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eddyday  Oct. 10, 2011 at 20:15

Is there any particular reason why you have to write this nonsense and sound like a snarky **** in the process?

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 10, 2011 at 20:39

Because it's true...just a possibility...

Treab  Oct. 10, 2011 at 20:46

he sounds 'snarky' because its a crap phone overpriced with contract terms which are shocking.

500 quid for a phone which apart from the gpu is weaker than the 400 quid samsung galaxy s2 and sensation XE... with contracts both those phones can be bought for 300 quid ish... the apple rehash nearly 900... fantastic...

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 10, 2011 at 20:59

It's a fact of life that me and Treab can't get along ;), but I agree with every word he's written above...can't fault him, or David for writing the article.

Treab  Oct. 10, 2011 at 21:08

and i want it noted i DISagree with every word matt says. so ... work that out :p

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 10, 2011 at 21:27

The really funny thing is, the guy who was being rude, he signed up today and has only ever left one comment...he signed up just to rip that article :/...

Treab  Oct. 10, 2011 at 21:42

well i signed up to annoy you and target moderators :p

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 10, 2011 at 21:52

Treab, I find the Apples overpriced, too. But, lets not forget that you can sell a well kept 18-months old iPhone without much loss. I saw an SGS2 go for €220 on adverts.ie... 4 weeks old.

Treab  Oct. 10, 2011 at 21:57

oh i know you can sell an old iphone for alot.

look at the 8gb iphone 3gs... a 600mhz processor 256mb ram all for a fantastically low £329 .... thats apple price...

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 10, 2011 at 22:01

Bloody hell, is that a regular occurrence in Ireland!? I'll buy another S2 from Ireland and sell it on again if it is, they go for way more than that in the UK oO.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 11, 2011 at 07:09

matt;
they start 2nd hand at €300, and usually go for around 240. Bad economy and s flood of SGS2s...

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 11, 2011 at 08:06

They go for over £300 buy it now, regularly on ebay.co.uk...might have to buy one...how much do white ones go for?

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 11, 2011 at 09:27

Haven't spotted a white one, but I'll let you know when I see one.

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 11, 2011 at 16:45

Cheers, I'm considering swapping my black one for a white one, but I don't wanna spend more than £50 in the process of doing so...I'm tight, I know ;).

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