Apple Announces iPhone 4S Weekend Sales Exceeded 4 Million


Apple has just announced in a press release the iPhone 4S has sold more than 4 million units in its opening weekend. Not only that, more than 25 million people updated to iOS 5, along with 20 million signing up for iCloud. Not too shabby for a phone that was supposed to be a dud, eh?

CUPERTINO, California—October 17, 2011— Apple® today announced it has sold over four million of its new iPhone® 4S, just three days after its launch on October 14. In addition, more than 25 million customers are already using iOS 5, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, in the first five days of its release, and more than 20 million customers have signed up for iCloud®, a breakthrough set of free cloud services that automatically and wirelessly store your content in iCloud and push it to all your devices. iPhone 4S is available today in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK, and will be available in 22 more countries on October 28 and more than 70 countries by the end of the year.

“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,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “iPhone 4S is a hit with customers around the world, and together with iOS 5 and iCloud, is the best iPhone ever.”

Did you get your iPhone 4S yet? Siri has turned out to be an amazing new feature, allowing users to send tweets and update their Facebook status.


  • I wish mine would ship!!! I pre-ordered from apple store on the morning of the 7th, and it is still processing 🙁

  • Still waiting for my reservation to ship at Fido; Was 16xx in line on the 7th, 1388 yesterday (13th) and today I’m 83! Weird progression, but I like it, hope it’s coming soon now!

  • Tjmcd1

    you should of just waited at a fido store i got mine within 5 min hell on sunday they still had stock of each size and colour.

  • Good to know, but I guess it depends on your location/store size
    I’m pretty sure it was sold out very fast over here (in Montreal) :/

    Yesterday I was telling myself I’d have to go to a store to get one but now that my status went down that much I guess I’ll wait a bit more, not in a great hurry, I still have to sell my 4 too

  • Tjmcd1

    lol it was a little fido kiosk lol i watched them open the boxes of them there were about 100 of them total lol but its the only fido store in our area it covers 3 or 4 cites

  • Cakepounder76

    I waited for my apple per-order until 3pm on friday. Only to be told I’d get it Monday. So I went to my local apple store and picked one up (which took roughly 2-4 minutes to complete the transaction). Someone screwed up the pre-order system . I can’t understand why my phone sat in a warehouse from 12:30pm on Friday until now , Monday at 10:30. Any way…I’ll be returning the pre ordered phone to apple. What a waste on a day.

  • Patrick

    Mine is still processing too.  Ordered the same morning at 11:30am.  Apple’s website says it’ll arrive 24th Oct – 31st.  Customer service says no promises but it could arrive earlier if any cancellations make it available sooner.

  • initram5

    Unlocked versions are still available? I will travel from Europe to Toronto next Monday for a conference and while I am there I would like to buy an iPhone 4S without subscription of course. As I see people like the new iPhone very much so I am afraid that the stores will be out of stock for next week. What do you think?

  • I wish I had that option, no local store in Newfoundland 🙁

  • Troy

    I was 114 at 5pm on Thursday, and at 11pm it has been”In Progress” since, I’m in Montreal presently heading back to Calgary tomorrow, im hoping to receive mine too, but i plan on stoping on fido kiosks when i arrive back even if it isn’t sent, cause you never know lol

  • jerms

    can anyone help me with transfering my contacts etc from my iphone 3G to a 4S?
    thanks for the help!

  • mobao

    Apparently Apple will have a new ordering system for the store inventories (if there is any).  You can order one in advance.

  • Jbohn

    Now if they would get going on ironing out the kinks in iOS 5 and mostly iCloud that would be great! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    ching ching

  • Seen

    Back up 3G to iTunes n restore ur 4s n use the back up u just saved from ur 3G..n if u havnt started ur 4s yet do the first step n use the back up for ur 4s

  • Sync the contacts to your Mac/PC, then sync in iTunes.

  • Cake

    If you need Visual support , Youtube is the way to go.

  • Bf069

    use an app called BUMP