For those who doubted that the new iPhone 4S would do well in the market, this might be a clear indication that they were wrong. Within a few days of being available for pre-order, it looks like retailers are already running out of stock.
If you pre-order the smartphone, you’ll be surprised to see that the delivery date has been pushed back from 1 to 2 weeks. This is both on the US and UK Apple online stores. This suggests that stocks for pre-order have already run out. This might also mean that you might have to wait in line at an Apple retail store, which can take forever.
On the US network operator AT&T, 200,000 customers have pre-ordered the iPhone 4S in the initial 12 hours it went on sale. The iPhone 4 received 600,000 pre-orders in the first 24 hours. However, this figure is spread across carriers and retailers across the UK, US, Japan, France, and Germany. Compared to the iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S may just break the record.
With Three, the 16 GB version can no longer be purchased via pre-order on their online store. You would have to head over to their retail store and fall in line to get the smartphone, which, again, may take forever.
Are you one of the many people who are dying to get their hands on an Apple iPhone 4S, or would you rather get your hands on an Android-powered HTC Sensation XE or wait for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus? Share your thoughts.