October 14, 2011 | Andy Boxall
Today’s the big day, as Apple releases its latest smartphone, the iPhone 4S. The new device had something of a shaky start, as the response on social media networks after the event was less than favorable when the phone hadn’t been treated to a redesign.
This initial lukewarm response didn’t translate into poor sales though, and the iPhone 4S smashed Apple’s previous sales record by topping 1 million pre-orders over the very first 24-hours. With their initial allocation completely sold out, delivery times for pre-ordered handsets reached two weeks.
As successful pre-orders start to arrive, the iPhone 4S goes on sale in shops today, meaning there are queues of eager buyers camped outside shops ready for them to open. How many phones are out there, we’ve no idea, but there’s a good chance the official Apple Stores are well-stocked.
Is today an iPhone 4S day for you? Let us know how it all went, whether you’ve come home with a shiny new phone, or empty-handed following huge demand.