AT & T announced that it has received 200,000 advance orders for the iPhone 4S in just 12 hours. This turns the new Apple product into AT & T’s best smartphone launch so far.
The iPhone 4S presented Tuesday immediately disappointed his followers, who had expected a revolutionary design after 15 months of development. But Wall Street analysts are betting that the device updates and software enhancements, including a voice recognition system will receive good reviews and will attract consumers.
Sales comparisons are difficult, because the iPhone now has three telephone operators and previously had only one. Last year, AT & T was the only operator selling the iPhone. Estimates vary, but some analysts predict that Apple will sell 27 to 28 million units of iPhone 4S in the 4th quarter – October to December.
4S, the newest iPhone, goes on sale worldwide on Oct. 14. Its debut is a milestone for Apple. The phones running Google’s Android system, like the Samsung Galaxy S II, are fighting a fierce battle against Apple’s iPhone, at a time when the new CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, is assuming command.
Jobs, who died Wednesday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, gave his position to Cook in August. Some analysts say that people looking to commemorate the legacy of the co-founder of Apple may try to buy the new iPhone which is Jobs’ last product, rebounding and sales.
Apple was not immediately available for comments. iPhone 4S sales on Sprint were not mentioned during a press conference on Friday.
Not only this is the best release in the history of an smartphone from AT & T, but we also need to remember that the iPhone 4s is also available on Verizon and Sprint, so the overall first 12 hours pre-order figures are expected to be somewhere close to half a million users in the U.S. only.