Apple has announced that pre-orders for the iPhone 4S exceeded one million in the first 24 hours the device was available for pre-order. According to the release, the pre-order total surpasses the previous single day pre-order record of 600,000 set by the iPhone 4; AT&T in particular said over the weekend that it received more than 200,000 iPhone 4S pre-orders in the first 12 hours. Notably, it appears that pre-orders have now accounted for all available stock, as Apple is now listing new orders as shipping in 1-2 weeks. Apple will release the iPhone 4S this Friday, with Apple Retail Stores opening at 8 am local time for the launch.
“We are blown away with the incredible customer response to iPhone 4S,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The first day pre-orders for 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.”