Pre-orders of of the new Apple iPhone 4S have topped one million in a single day, according to the company. Despite disappointment at the delay of the much-anticipated iPhone 5, it seems gadget fans are keen to upgrade and try the new model.
The iPhone 4S has the same exterior as current smartphones but includes iOS 5, with over 200 new features, including the Siri assistant software, which aims to streamline phone use by making nearly all features voice-activated. The iCloud software is also useful, working with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC to automatically and wirelessly store your content in iCloud and push it to all your devices.
The phone also contains Apple’s dual-core A5 chip for fast performance and improved graphics, an all new camera with advanced optics and full 1080p HD resolution video recording.
The previous single day pre-order record of 600,000 was held by iPhone 4.
"We are blown away with the incredible customer response to iPhone 4S," said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "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 will be available at all 33 Apple retail stores in the UKon Friday, October 14. Every customer who buys an iPhone 4S at an Apple retail store will be offered free Personal Setup service, helping them customise their iPhone 4S by setting up email, showing them new apps from the App Store and more, so they’ll be up and running with their new iPhone before they leave the store.