Apple’s long-awaited iPhone 4S is officially on sale since Friday with major wireless carriers in North America, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon, reporting higher than expected demand for the new iPhone. Preorders hit 1 million in the first 24 hours after the phone was officially released, while queues in front of Apple stores in New York snaked for a full block from Fifth Ave. to Madison Ave.
Apple released the new iPhone 4S in several countries, including the United States, Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany and Japan. The new device broke the record of last year’s model in terms of pre-orders, following a thoroughly designed marketing campaign that included spread of numerous rumors and the leak of several iPhone prototype smartphones that provoked widespread media hype.
The new iPhone 4S have pretty the same look as its predecessor which did not discourage thousands of Apple fans who queued to purchase the device early in the morning on the East Coast.
The release of the iPhone 4S is only after Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs passed away losing his battle with cancer.