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Apple iPhone 4S gets 1 million pre-orders in 24 hours

Apple iPhone 4S

Apple has announced that more than 1 million people have pre-ordered the iPhone 4S – the highest first day pre-orders for any Apple product.

Around 600,000 people pre-ordered the iPhone 4, the previous record, though it's worth pointing out, which Apple doesn't, that the iPhone 4S is available on more networks.

The iPhone 4 was limited to one network in the US, while the iPhone 4S is available on three networks. You might therefore cheekily ask if that figure shouldn't be higher...

"The first day pre-orders for iPhone 4S have been the most for any new product that Apple has ever launched," said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.

The new iPhone 4S, which was announced last Tuesday, will go on sale in the UK at 8am on Friday 14th October.

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.