Just the other day, we reported that the Apple iPhone 4S sold over 200,000 units on pre-order on US network AT&T alone. This means that the phone had the makings of a sales record breaker. Today, that prediction has come true. According to Apple, their mirror-image to the iPhone 4 has sold 1 million units in the first 24 hours it went available for pre-order.
For those who doubted the iPhone 4S’ lack of original design would turn out to be a success, this is definitely a slap in the face. Many thought that the new iPhone was a big disappointment. It didn’t come with the 4 inch display and curved design many expected. This led experts to believe that it wouldn’t sell as good as the iPhone 4. However, it just shattered the iPhone 4’s first day pre-order sales of 600,000. With the 1 million pre-orders on the first day it went live, no one will ever doubt Apple’s intuition.
With the iPhone 4S’ record breaking first-day sales, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Google Nexus S’ successor, is sure to have a lot of catching up to do. This goes the same for other rivals such as the HTC Sensation XE.
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