Four million iPhone 4S sold in first weekend


Following on from one million pre-orders

Cupertino based computer and software company Apple has announced that in just three days since the new iPhone 4S handset went on sale, four million devices were sold of the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models – in total.

This news comes a week after Apple made public that one million iPhone 4S mobiles were pre-ordered in just 24 hours, which broke the previous record of 600,000 in a single day with the original iPhone 4.

There are now more than 25 million devices using iOS 5 and within the first five days of its release, where more than 20 million customers have signed up for iCloud: this is a set of free cloud services that wirelessly stores content and then pushes it to all devices.

Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing said: ‘iPhone 4S is off to a great start with more than four million sold in its first weekend—the most ever for a phone and more than double the iPhone 4 launch during its first three days.’

Apple’s iPhone 4S in now available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and in the UK. By the end of the year the new mobile phone will have reached 70 countries and on October 28th, 22 more countries get the new handset.