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.


New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) State-owned Syndicate Bank Tuesday terminated the services of its suspended chairman and managing director Sudhir Kumar Jain with immediate effect, a day after a court here extended his police custody till Tuesday "Syndicate Bank has informed the...

Syndicate Bank Chief SK Jain sacked for corruption. He has been accused of taking huge bribery. This was inevitable and has finally happened. Syndicate back earlier today has sacked chairman and MD Sudhir Kumar Jain with immediate effect. He has been under investigation for...

Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Wal-Mart India, the fully owned subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's leading retailer, is extending its B2B platform to its customers in Guntur and Vijayawada towns of Andhra Pradesh. Members of Best Price wholesale stores in the two towns...

This is simply historic and unparalleled. Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) stock price surges to $93.89, IPO a massive success Alibaba's IPO debut is a roaring success. This is one of the biggest debuts in the US market and everyone seems really pleased with this success story that...


Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed Tuesday's trade around 324 points down, as capital goods, banks and automobile stocks plunged. This is the second consecutive sell-out in the market triggered by weak industrial data and anxiety over the US Fed...