Apple Inc. has announced that it has sold 4 mn iPhone 4S in three days since its launch in the market on 14th October, making it the fastest selling iPhone ever.
iPhone 4S went on sale in seven countries – Japan, Australia, France, the UK, Germany, Canada and the United States – versus five for the iPhone 4. Apple said it will be available in 22 additional countries on October 28 and in more than 70 countries by the end of the year.
In the United States, it launched with all three major U.S. service providers — Verizon Communications Inc’s and Vodafone Group Plc’s Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc, and Sprint Nextel Corp – rather than just one for Apple’s previous smartphone. In Japan, it appeared on KDDI Corp’s network for the first time.
More than 25 million people have also downloaded iOS 5 to their iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches in the five days since the operating system’s release, the technology giant announced on Monday.
And more than 20 million people have signed up for iCloud, Apple’s free service that syncs data such as calendars, contacts and photos wirelessly across a user’s computer and portable Apple gadgets, the company said. The service was also launched five days ago.
More than 1 million iPhone 4S handsets were pre-ordered in the first 24 hours after the new product was officially launched on October 4, the day before Apple co-founder and technology icon Steve Jobs died.
By buying iPhone 4S from the stores and standing in long ques, Apple lovers are giving true tributes to its inventor- Steve Jobs, who died recently.