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iPhone 4S Sold Out, Shipping Delayed From All Carriers

It looks like people aren't too disappointed in the 4S after all

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iPhone 4S Sold Out, Shipping Delayed From All Carriers
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On Friday, Apple’s “most amazing iPhone yet” went up for pre-sale on apple.com as well as all three carriers’ sites – AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. And what do you know, it sold like hotcakes.

Are you surprised?

Some wondered how the brand new iPhone 4S would sell right out of the gate, considering the backlash regarding the big unveiling on October 4th. If you remember, it was widely expected that Apple would launch an iPhone 5 this year, and many hoped that it would be a massive redesign. Instead they got an iPhone 4S with some upgrades on the inside (A5 processor, 8 MP camera, Siri) – but no change on the outside,

But apparently that doesn’t matter, because people forgot one simple fact – it’s a new Apple product. And it looks like the iPhone 4S has sold its pre-order stock in a way befitting any Apple device.

Apple announced this morning that pre-orders of the iPhone 4S topped 1 million in just one day. This blows the previous sales record of 600K for the iPhone 4 out of the water.

“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.”

And here’s the consequence of that excitement – iPhone 4S stock is running low.

  • On Apple.com, all 3 models (16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB) say that they will ship in 1-2 weeks.
  • Over at Sprint, the 16 GB iPhone 4S is listed as sold out.  The other two are still available for pre-order.
  • On Verizon, you can expect all three models (black or white) to deliver on October 21st (one week after the phone officially hits stores).
  • Finally, with AT&T, every version of the iPhone 4S currently ships in 3-4 weeks.

So it looks like the iPhone 4S disappointment hasn’t really been a factor. The pre-orders suggest that Apple has another massive hit on their hands.

Remember, if you can’t pre-order the 4S that you want, you can always get in line at your local Apple store. The device will go on sale at 8 am local time this Friday, October 14th. If you choose to camp out, make sure you check your town’s laws regarding urban campfires.

iPhone 4S Sold Out, Shipping Delayed From All Carriers
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  • CURIA

    Should that say Oct.14th? Thanks for the read!

  • http://www.blackberryexpressions.com BBexp

    It could of been a turd in a seashell and Apple would have sold a million of them. The power of hype!

  • apple4life

    I’m upgrading from my 3GS and I’m thrilled to have gotten my order placed Friday morning. BBexp go play with your android or WP7 or whatever. Stop hating. Buy what you like.

  • Chris

    I ordered mine through Verizon yesterday and was told that the expected shipping date wasn’t until the 21st. I am bummed that I have to wait the extra week but I am so excited to get it, I just hope they don’t delay it any longer than the 21st.

  • Mick

    I pre-ordered my 4S thru Verizon last Friday 10/7. Checked on my order status today & a verizon agent (in online chat) typed, and I quote… “The phone will ship on 10/20/2011. Due to death at the company the date was pushed back to the 20th. All devices coming from Apple was delayed.” Seriously. That’s verbatim. Anyone else heard this?

  • Troy

    I per-ordered my 4S thru Verizon last Saturday 10/8.
    just got Verizon Wireless Shipment Notification

    Congratulations. Your iPhone 4S is on the way.
    The moment you’ve been waiting for is almost
    here.

    Traveling Abroad? Verizon Wireless offers global roaming to over 200 countries on your iPhone 4S. To activate global service or to get the latest coverage, voice and data rates, dial *611 from your iPhone 4S or 1-800-922-0204 from a landline to speak to a representative. For additional details, visit www.verizonwireless.com/global.

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