Apple today announced (Official Link) that over 1 million iPhone 4S terminals were pre-ordered on the first day of sales. The device went on sale on Friday and AT&T said it had sold no less than 200,000 terminals in just 12 hours of availability, but behold, after just one day Apple has registered 1 million pre-orders for the new device. The figure is almost double that recorded for iPhone 4, which was pre-ordered 600,000 copies on day one. iPhone 4S will certainly become the best selling Apple’s iPhone.
The official statement from Apple gives an enthusiastic commentary by Phil Schiller , Senior Vice President of Marketing Worldwide:
We are blown away with the incredible customer response to iPhone 4S, 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.
iPhone 4S have topped one million in a single day, surpassing the previous single day pre-order record of 600,000 held by iPhone 4. iPhone 4S is the most amazing iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including Apple’s dual-core A5 chip for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics; an all new camera with advanced optics; full 1080p HD resolution video recording; and Siri™, an intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking.
iPhone 4S will be available at all 245 Apple retail stores in the US beginning at 8 a.m. local time on Friday, October 14.