Apple iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Smoking Hot

Pre-orders of the iPhone 4S topped 1 million in the first 24 hours that the device was available, beating a previous pre-order record of 600,000 units for the iPhone 4, Apple announced Monday.

Apple debuted the iPhone 4S last week during a media event at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

The first day pre-orders for the 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,” said Philip Schiller, Apples senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, in a statement.

The iPhone 4S includes new software with more than 200 new features  and Apples free cloud services that store content remotely and push it to devices like the iPhone and iPad.

The gadget will be available at 245 Apple retail stores on Friday, Oct. 14. The iPhone 4S also will be sold at the Apple Online Store, select Best Buy, Target and Walmart stores, and through certain Apple authorized resellers as well as through the three largest U.S. wireless operators: Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint.

Apple said the iPhone 4S will be introduced to 22 more countries by the end of the month, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

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