iPhone 4S Launches In US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and UK Today

Apple’s fifth generation iPhone – iPhone 4S, which was unveiled at last week’s Let’s Talk iPhone event is finally here.

iPhone 4S comes with a number of new features and improvements, which includes Apple’s faster dual-core A5 processor, improvement 8-megapixel camera, Siri – Apple’s revolutionary intelligent personal assistant, slightly improved battery life, world phone, faster network speeds and lots more.

As expected, Apple’s iPhone 4S was available in Apple retail stores in Japan and Australia, followed by London, Germany and France at 8:00 am in the morning.

We started hearing widespread reports of iPhone 4S lines since yesterday.


Folks at smh.com.au report that the line outside Apple’s Sydney store ahead of the iPhone 4S was quite frankly ridiculous. In fact, they are reporting that even few hours after the launch, the line outside the Sydney store is still “appalling” and snaking halfway down King Street.

Here are some photos of some of the first customers to get their hands on Apple’s new iPhone 4S in Australia:


Meanwhile in Japan, the story is quite similar with reports of long lines snaking down entire city blocks, but Wall Street Journal reports that the launch has been hampered by performance issues with Softbank’s registration system:

The launch of the iPhone 4S in Japan was interrupted when Softbank – the main service provider for Apple products in the country—suffered a server glitch that temporarily suspended sales nationwide. A company spokesman said the servers were unable to process registration information.

Here are a photo of some of the first customers to get their hands on Apple’s new iPhone 4S in Japan:


It is a similar story in the UK. The Telegraph reports long lines outside Apple Stores across UK. Here are some of the first customers to buy iPhone 4S in UK, including someone dressed up as a cat:

We will update you about the news from Canada, France and Germany shortly.


In the U.S., Apple Stores will be opening at 8 a.m. local time to launch the iPhone 4S. If this has got you all excited and you want to get your hands on the new iPhone 4S then checkout our post here, which provides the details on where to buy iPhone 4S on launch day.

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  • dman

    Wow even a Pole Dancer got one !!!! lol

  • Kwopau

    Cool, but I plan on sticking to my iphone 4 and wait for the next generation. Because it is possible that Apple may release the next generation iphone in june/july 2012 and I don’t want to use my upgrade later to find that next generation iphone will have a redesign, possible chance for 4G LTE (which I doubt, cuz the 4G chip is big and in order to fit in the iphone, Apple needs to make it bigger). Of course Better spec then the 4S.

    IMHO. It’s not worth upgrading from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4S. I can get Siri on the next generation.

    • Paradox

      Apple will release a new phone every year. There’s a lot more to the new phone than just Siri. If I was in the market for a new phone, I seriously wouldn’t be looking at Siri as the selling point. the faster chipset, bluetooth 4.0, and the HD camera would be the big selling point for me in this case.

      But for now, I need my jailbreak, and I will wait to see what happens with this phone. I have an ipad2 jailbroken, and am waiting to see what happens there as well before upgrading to 5.0

      • Kwopau

        I already know that Apple releases their new product every year. I had iphone 3G (my very first iphone), then went from iphone 3G S, then to iPhone 4. I don’t plan on getting the iPhone 4S because to me it’s not really a huge selling point.

        Sure the 8 MP is nice, 1080 p recording is nice, A5 is nice but not great in my opinion. But these feature doesn’t make me want to upgrade just yet.

        Plus June/July is usually the release date for the iphones. The reason why it was delayed this year is because of the earthquake in Japan and affected the iphone supply for the new iphone. Plus I’d rather wait for the next generation.

        • Paradox

          Just pointing out its more than just SIRI as you stated in your first post.

          For people that were holding onto their 3G/3Gs or are new to iPhone too, this is a great phone.

      • Jason

        You forgot that its 64gb too.

  • Canada

    I just got my iphone 4s! but i trade it in for sex! DAMN that girl was hot! freaking slut!

  • Paradox

    The blonde is def hot, not all pole dancers are sluts, and no I am not the Fan boy sporting my new phone with my new apple tattoo.

    I prefer pineapples 😉

  • Rickdoez

    i’ve just got my iphone 4s n i still cant activate cuz the servers are backed up!!

  • iPhone 6

    i’m still using iPhone 2g… won’t upgrade till it fails.

  • 71708

    Damn.. Try to trade some nuts for those iPhone.. But the squirrel didn’t go for it.. 🙁

  • fas

    Why did that girl have 2 iphones?