10-10-2011 8:40 AM
thanks, missed the date on the second link, have since did a lot more searching on the net for the 4S numbers, funny thing is - no one has put out a total number preo-ordered for all carriers on the net yet, the only number I could find is the 200K that ATT alone generated, last year on the release of the 4, the first day's pre-order numbers where plastered all over the net as soon as the clock rolled to the next day. Wonder why they where not done this year.....
Umm...what? Seriously I'm sure you mean well but I have no clue what you're getting at. Apple DID post the numbers. THIS MORNING. Why so much hate on the iPhone 4S? Seriously? It is THE most popular iPhone, EVER:
iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Top One Million in First 24 Hours
CUPERTINO, California—October 10, 2011—Apple® today announced pre-orders of its iPhone® 4S have topped one million in a single day, surpassing the previous single day pre-order record of 600,000 held by iPhone 4. iPhone 4S is the most amazing iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including Apple’s dual-core A5 chip for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics; an all new camera with advanced optics; full 1080p HD resolution video recording; and Siri™, an intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking.
“We are blown away with the incredible customer response to iPhone 4S,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The first day pre-orders for iPhone 4S have been the most for any new product that Apple has ever launched and we are thrilled that customers love iPhone 4S as much as we do.”
iPhone 4S will be available at all 245 Apple retail stores in the US beginning at 8 a.m. local time on Friday, October 14. Every customer who buys an iPhone 4S at an Apple retail store will be offered free Personal Setup service, helping them customize their iPhone 4S by setting up email, showing them new apps from the App Store™ and more, so they’ll be up and running with their new iPhone before they leave the store.
iPhone 4S includes iOS 5, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features, and iCloud®, a breakthrough set of free cloud services that work seamlessly with your iPhone, iPad®, iPod touch®, Mac® or PC to automatically and wirelessly store your content in iCloud and push it to all your devices.
Pricing & Availability
iPhone 4S comes in either black or white and will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the new 64GB model.* iPhone 4S will be available from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores and through AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and select Best Buy, Target and Walmart stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. iPhone 4 is available for just $99 (US) and iPhone 3GS is available for free with a two year contract.
iPhone 4S will roll out worldwide to 22 more countries by the end of October including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
*Qualified customers only. Requires a new two year rate plan, sold separately.
Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.
10-10-2011 8:51 AM
FWIW--I upgraded my primary line and added a third line to my Family Plan 550 back on 3/2011; OLAM reports that both of these lines are eligible for a full discount for equipment (e.g., for an iPhone 4s) on 10/2012 (thus, 19 months). What's interesting is that when I click on "check eligibility" for either line, OLAM shows that both lines are eligible for an upgrade at "full retail price"--however, when I select the "Upgrade this line" radio button and then click "Continue", then click on the iPhone 4s "Pre-order" button, the iPhone 4s 16 GB price is listed as being "$449.99". Unless AT&T's definition of "full retail price" differs from what I understand it to mean, I reckon that the $449 price is not "full retail price" but rather, "reduced" (but not full) discounted pricing, which is the wording I get when I check upgrade status when selecting a line individually (when I initially log in, I immediately get the page that asks if I want to check the upgrade status of my primary line). I should mention that I was redirected to the Premier page (most likely because my account is a FAN account) prior to seeing the $449 pricing; not sure if that has any significance, but I thought I'd throw that out there just in case...
10-10-2011 8:52 AM
Hey folks - there's a lot of great information in this thread but it's tangented in about 4 million different directions now.
It's time to seal this one off. Please feel free to continue relevant discussions in existing threads on the proper boards within the forums.
Please PM me if you have any questions.