Apple has just announced that it has sold more than 4 million units of iPhone 4S in just three days after its launch on Friday, October 14th.
Apple and its carrier partners had started accepted iPhone 4S pre-orders from October 7th and was available in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK from Friday.
Apple has issued the following statement on their site:
Apple® today announced it has sold over four million of its new iPhone® 4S, just three days after its launch on October 14. In addition, more than 25 million customers are already using iOS 5, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, in the first five days of its release, and more than 20 million customers have signed up for iCloud®, a breakthrough set of free cloud services that automatically and wirelessly store your content in iCloud and push it to all your devices. iPhone 4S is available today in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK, and will be available in 22 more countries on October 28 and more than 70 countries by the end of the year.
Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing had this to say about the launch:
“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. iPhone 4S is a hit with customers around the world, and together with iOS 5 and iCloud, is the best iPhone ever.”
That’s very impressive when you consider that Apple sold 1.7 million iPhone 4s on the opening weekend last year, which has been their most successful iPhone.
iPhone 4S will be available on October 28 in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.