iPhone 4S hits sales of 4 million worldwide over launch weekend

iPhone 4S hits sales of 4 million worldwide over launch weekend
Those dubbing iPhone 4S's unveiling disappointing may wish to look away now: Apple has announced total sales across the device's opening weekend hit 4 million units worldwide.

The handset launched across the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK on October 14, with the phone's three-day sales tally coming in at double that of its predecessor, iPhone 4.

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"iPhone 4S is off to a great start with more than four million sold in its first weekend - the most ever for a phone and more than double the iPhone 4 launch during its first three days," said senior VP of worldwide product marketing Philip Schiller.

"iPhone 4S is a hit with customers around the world, and together with iOS 5 and iCloud, is the best iPhone ever."

Pre-launch, Apple proclaimed iPhone 4 the most popular iPhone to date with more than half of all units sold. Its successor will hit a further 22 countries on October 28.

The handset's closest rival – Samsung's Galaxy S II – took around 150 days to hit shipments of 10 million units worldwide.

With a fine eye for detail, Keith Andrew is fuelled by strong coffee, Kylie Minogue and the shapely curve of a san serif font.


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