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AT&T, Apple's original wireless carrier partner for the iPhone, announced on Friday that it had received more than 200,000 pre-orders for the iPhone 4S in the first 12 hours on offer, making it the most successful iPhone launch ever for the company.
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/10/07/att_announces_record_200000_iphone_4s_pre_orders_in_first_12_hours.html

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Apple sells out of iPhone 4S for Oct 14th delivery, now quoting 1-2 weeks
Just 24 hours after opening up pre-orders for the new iPhone 4S, Apple has rolled back expected shipping times for the device from expected delivery on the Oct. 14th launch date to an estimate of 1-2 weeks.
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/10/08/apple_sells_out_of_iphone_4s_for_oct_14th_delivery_now_quoting_1_2_weeks.html

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Haha, you must be a fool if you think this was a stumble
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Amazing how you can take away a G slap an S on it and resell the thing then get 200k+ pre-orders when only a few "new" features are equipped with this one... The could've made an update for the "new" features except for the camera of course.
 

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This is very SAD and i am disappointed in Humanity.
 

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We can sit here and argue about how bad Apple is and all those bad things but at the end of the day, they're making a fortune from their products.
 

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Originally Posted by PhRe4k;15227035
Oh please, stop whining
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OCN members are some of the biggest babies I've ever dealt with
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It's the truth. What benefit do most users even get upgrading to the 4S? Nothing. 99.99999999% of American's don't even know what a CPU/GPU is, and they don't care. They just want it so they can brag to their friends and family that they have a newer model of the phone.

I bet Apple could put the same CPU that they put into the iPhone 3G into the iPhone 5 and it will still sell like crazy.
 

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Originally Posted by HaVoK C89;15227058
Wow and at ~$200 per phone to make, now that's profiting!
Considering the carriers subsidize the phone, yes it is.
 

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No different than most android phones if you think about it, and nobody cries about that
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You mean like every Android phone released?
I don't understand what you mean. What android phone refreshed itself with the same physical look/dimensions, touting new features that the old model will also get with a software update.

I do see the value in the hardware spec boost but they're not significant enough to explain the demand for the device. So many members are pointing out that brand power/ marketing sold this phone and i believe its a significant factor.
 

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People are complaining that the iPhone 4S doesn't fit like a brick in your pocket.
"zomg it doesn't have a 4-inch+ screen".
Screen size is a preference.
 

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I would love to see the gaming performance if I upgraded my 3GS to this!
I get quite the lag in chaos online doing pvp battles with spells flying all over the place! I need some performance benchmarks!
 

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Stopped reading right there.

Actually the iphone 4S will have pretty damn good specs, comparable cpu to all the high end android phones and a gpu that is better than anything out for smartphones. So yeah, I would consider "jumping boats" for a device like this
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Then you should have continued. I included the word "most" in there for a reason. Again, 99.99999999999999999999999% of American's don't care what is inside of the phone. Now go back a page and read it again.
 

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I do see the value in the hardware spec boost but they're not significant enough to explain the demand for the device. So many members are pointing out that brand power/ marketing sold this phone and i believe its a significant factor.
You're forgetting how long its been since Apple last released a phone. Many many people were due for their 2 year upgrade. THAT's where the demand is coming from. Heck I'm still on a 3GS that I got ~23 months ago. People like me are the ones who skipped the 4 because we weren't in our window yet. And since Apple waited so long for the next release, that many more people became eligible.
 

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I got the 4S because I was eligible for a full upgrade.
AT&T's Android selection isn't too impressive, so I got another iPhone.
 

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iPhone 3xx to iPhone 4x makes sense. But going from iPhone 4 to 4S makes no sense to me at least.

But well done Apple.
 
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