BY | October 24, 2011

The high level of Apple iPhone 4S sales has amazed market watchers. When iPhone 4S was launched earlier this month and though initially it was met with disappointed sighs as it was no new generation iPhone 5, but just an update of the last one. But when it hit the stores, all customers broke loose to throng Apple stores across US and Europe.

It became the fastest selling iPhone ever and topped 4 million in the first three days of availability. AT&T announced activating 1 million iPhone 4S devices on Tuesday, setting a record for fastest selling iPhone on the carrier. Before that Sprint has stated that iPhone 4S has topped all previous one-day sales records for the company.

Siri is being hailed as “standout feature” of the iPhone 4S and reviewers ended their reviews quite charmed by the personal assistant Siri. Though Android and Microsoft’s Windows Phone representatives criticized Siri, but the firms cannot quite match the natural language processing of Siri with their voice recognition processing features.

The addition of new carriers has brought in all the difference! Addition of Sprint and Verizon have motivated Android users to begin migrating to the iPhone 4S, and has enormously boosted the sales of iPhone 4S.

This was but a fact waiting to happen because it was long known that the average Android user was using Android by default, because there were no iPhone services for their own carriers.

Then the elongated wait for the next smartphone worked for Apple. The last iPhoine was launched in early summer whereas this one came in October. The pent-up demand had been mounting and it added to the awesome sales figure.

Initially when Aple had launched iPhones in just five countries (U.S., U.K., France, Germany and Japan), this time it was launched in seven – adding Canada and Australia. This added a market with another prospective 55 million smartphone buyers.

And even if the above features had not mattered, the death of Steve Jobs did matter to every iPhone user and even non-iPhone users and they went and bought the latest iPhone just as a tribute to the iconic co-founder of Apple.


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