Apple IPhone 4S lines suggest 3.5 million units sales this weekend alone. Meanwhile delivery of iPhone 4S will begin today
Apple IPhone 4S lines are going to give a huge boost to its profit making. The Cupertino based tech giant may sell as many as 3.5 to 4 million handsets this weekend alone. So the first weekend sales of iPhone 4 S are going to be more than double than the iPhone 4 S sales by even very conservative estimates.
People who had preordered their iPhone 4S may be getting their handsets beginning this morning. Meanwhile the serpentine queues can be seen at all Apple stores across the US and even in UK and Canada.
Apple’s latest generation of smartphone, the iPhone 4S hit stores this Friday. It broke all previous records in its pre-sale orders.
From 8am this Friday, the iPhone 4S would be available at all Apple, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless stores and also some Best Buy, Target and Walmart stores.
The base model of the iPhone 4S, that comes in white and black, costs $199 with a two-year contract. It boasts A5 dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, 1080p video capture, and the Siri voice-enabled personal assistant. The device also features last phone’s 3.5-inch retina display with 960-by-640 resolution.
The latest iPhone comes with a faster processor and greatly improved camera. However, the great demand for this smartphone cannot be said to outdo the demand for previous versions. Previous generation of iPhones was not launched in Australia and Canada.
This time, instead of the usual carrier AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp are also selling the phone in the US. Another reason being cited for the boost in demand is the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs last week. Experts are of the opinion that products designed by widely admired figures like Jobs usually see an upsurge in sales after their death.
Despite these facts, analysts are expecting it to be the bestselling iPhone of all times. They are predicting a number of over 4 million iPhones to be sold by the weekend itself. AT&T took pre-orders surpassing 200,000 in the first 12 hours.
Analysts are also adding up these huge predictions because of the RIM crash and it is probable that the BlackBerry customers are jumping ship and lining up outside Apple stores.