Before the weekend we were speculating how the iPhone 4S was set to be Apple's biggest product launch in history, and that we could see as many as 3 million units being sold over the weekend.
Well, turns out we were wrong and Apple didn't manage to shift 3 million new iPhones. In the end it sold 4 million.
Apple itself dished up the sales figures from the weekend earlier today, and it wasn't just sales of the iPhone itself that impressed. The company says there are now 25 million devices running iOS 5, which was launched together with the iPhone earlier this month, while 20 million people have signed up for iCloud.
“[The] iPhone 4S is off to a great start with more than four million sold in its first weekend – the most ever for a phone and more than double the iPhone 4 launch during its first three days,” Apple senior vice-president Phil Schiller revealed in a statement.
And let's not forget – that's just in the six countries that have actually started selling the new iPhone. Another 22 countries – mainly around Europe – will have their big day on October 28, with Apple reckoning the iPhone 4S will be on sale in 70 countries by the end of the year.