Opening weekend iPhone 4S sales see 4 million handsets sold

Apple iPhone 4S opening weekend sales double those of the iPhone 4

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After just three days of sales and thousands of queuing fans, Apple has revealed four million iPhone 4S handsets were sold in the opening weekend, double the iPhone 4 sales for the same period

Following the iPhone 4S release date last Friday, October 14th, Apple has confirmed that its latest must have smartphone has recorded a staggering four million handset sales in its opening weekend.

Launching in seven territories last week including the US, UK, Canada and Japan, the iPhone 4S, despite disappointing many with its limited upgrades and unchanging form factor, has become the fastest selling handset of all time, breaking previous opening weekend sales held by past iPhone devices.

“iPhone 4S is off to a great start with more than four million sold in its first weekend,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing. He added the hefty figure is “the most ever for a phone and more than double the iPhone 4 launch during its first three days.”

Apple iPhone 4S Specs

Whilst retaining the popular, albeit now dated, form factor of its predecessor the Apple iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S has undergone a complete internal overhaul with a refreshed CPU landing alongside the all new iOS 5 mobile operating system.

Packing the same ARM A5 dual-core processor found within the Apple iPad 2 the iPhone 4S has upped its rear-mounted snapper doing away with the 5-megapixel camera in favour of an optimised 8-megapixel offering with 1080p Full HD video recording capabilities.

The other new introduction of note is the handset’s voice controlled personal assistant Siri, a quirky, sometimes feisty service that can make calendar entries and scour the web for desired information.

Apple iPhone 4S Price

Available in both black and white forms and 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage capacities Apple’s iPhone 4S is priced at £499, £599 and £699 respectively for SIM-free handsets.

For a full roundup of the best iPhone 4S deals check out our Apple iPhone 4S: Best prices feature including tariffs and contract rates from Vodafone, O2, T-Mobile, Orange and Three.