Saturday, October 8, 2011
Apple Sells Out of Pre-Order iPhone 4S Handsets
If you didn't get a chance to pre-order your iPhone 4S yesterday, you may find yourself having to wait a few extra weeks before you can get your hands on the new iPhone.
Despite some early glitches that I saw yesterday morning while trying to pre-order my iPhone 4S, the online Apple Store is now showing ship times of 1-2 weeks on all models of iPhone 4S. AT&T announced that they sold 200,000 units yesterday.
The new iPhone 4S will be available on AT&T, Verizon, and for the first time, Sprint. On the hardware side, the iPhone 4S will include the more powerful A5 processor that debuted in the iPad 2 earlier this year, a new redesigned antenna that will allow the phone to automatically switch between modes to improve receptions/transmission with wireless networks, a new 64GB storage option, and a new 5 lens, 8MP digital camera the can shoot up to 1080p HD video.
The iPhone 4S will also ship with iOS 5, which includes the amazing Siri personal assistant software. It is the single most exciting features that I've seen on a phone in a long time.
The iPhone 4S will be available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions that will sell for $199, $299 and $399 price points. The iPhone 4 will drop down to a single, $99 8GB model. Amazingly, the iPhone 3GS will continue to be sold on AT&T in an 8GB memory configuration and will be sold for free with a 2-year service agreement. An unlocked iPhone 4S will go on sale in November.
The iPhone 4S will go on sale at retail locations on Friday, October 14.