The iPhone 4S is a sellout, yet again

The second wave of the iPhone 4S launch is underway. After launching in the US, the UK and several other countries on October 14, Apple's latest smartphone went on sale on Friday in 22 more countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

MacRumors reports that Apple's online store in those locations are already seeing long ship times, one to two weeks for the iPhone 4S. In fact one country, Singapore, doesn't have any iPhones available for sale at its online store. This shows that demand for the device has been high no matter where you might live in the world.

Even though the iPhone 4S isn't as big of a hardware upgrade compared to the iPhone 4, the delay in the release of the smartphone has apparently generated more demand for the iPhone 4S than anticipated. While there are still a number of smartphones that are waiting in the wings to be launched this year (the Motorola Droid RAZR, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 and Nokia's Lumia phones), it's not likely that any of them will have close to the launch sales numbers of the iPhone 4S.

At the same time, we suspect that Apple won't make customers wait 16 more months for the next version of the iPhone. But if it is just another small hardware update rather than a major revision, there are going to be questions raised about the future of the device.

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They are moving from the Elite to the masses, and have been for a few years now via phones and tablets. Making a lot of money in the process.

BigFatTuna said,
i do have to say it is a fantastic phone i love it .

haters will hate but numbers show how many people like it


Have you read any of the links posted in the comments? Its a marketing hype. The numbers are not true.

Am I the only one who is sick of all the Apple PR crap that gets posted on Neowin now? Every second article is about iPhone this and iPad this. There is alot more to the world that an 'i'

Milamber said,
Am I the only one who is sick of all the Apple PR crap that gets posted on Neowin now? Every second article is about iPhone this and iPad this. There is alot more to the world that an 'i'

Is it PR when Apple makes 66% of mobile industry profits? Maybe Samsung should figure out a way to reduce their manufacturing cost.

KingCrimson said,

Is it PR when Apple makes 66% of mobile industry profits? Maybe Samsung should figure out a way to reduce their manufacturing cost.

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Thats because iPhone is overpriced to start of with, and they market it as "magical" and "revolutionary" getting suckers to pay more for a phone.

KingCrimson said,

Is it PR when Apple makes 66% of mobile industry profits? Maybe Samsung should figure out a way to reduce their manufacturing cost.

Perhaps the people at Samsung have decided that it is better to make quality products, sell them at a reasonable price and not con people into buying them with false advertising.

Slayer said,

Perhaps the people at Samsung have decided that it is better to make some of their devices look similar to Apple's offerings , sell them at a reasonable price and con people into buying them with false advertising.

fixed!

Slayer said,

Perhaps the people at Samsung have decided that it is better to make quality products, sell them at a reasonable price and not con people into buying them with false advertising.

While I agree that its probably a bit of a con, I don't see any evidence that apple undertakes false advertising?

Slayer said,

Perhaps the people at Samsung have decided that it is better to make quality products, sell them at a reasonable price and not con people into buying them with false advertising.


Don't know about that, the Galaxy S2 my stepdad bought has the same pricetag (without contract) as my iPhone 4 did.
As for the quality well the damn SAMLOED screen have ****ty colors, I'll take the LCD of my Galaxy Tab 7 or iPhone 4 over a SAMLOED any day of the way.
Then we have the battery, which gives about 31 hours out of the promised 600 hours of standby, that's some quality and true advertising right there.

Milamber said,
Am I the only one who is sick of all the Apple PR crap that gets posted on Neowin now? Every second article is about iPhone this and iPad this. There is alot more to the world that an 'i'

Remember that the REAL secret behind Apple is they have the highest PR spend in the industry. Magazines, websites, etc. all get ad buy dollars in direct relation to how many stories they print about Apple. So Apple corporate and marketing makes sure there are PLENTY of "non-events" like this (corporate planned shortages are spun as selling out due to demand rather than poor manufacturing planning, etc.) to provide material for these stories - actually puff pieces.

This is why Apple gets such an obviously disproportionate amount of press for so many insignificant "events" and why these stories are almost always favorable.

Now I don't know if Neowin is big enough to have a direct relationship with Apple (I kind of doubt it), but effects of this massive PR spend ripples down to the secondary and tertiary sites all the same.

Combined with Jobs' salesmanship, you had a very powerful combination.

This is not a criticism. Kudos to Apple for working the system to their benefit.

It's just how the world really works.

Figured after the many sellouts of the iPhone, Apple could keep up with demand. I agree, I think it is a gimic to build up hype.

techbeck said,
Figured after the many sellouts of the iPhone, Apple could keep up with demand. I agree, I think it is a gimic to build up hype.

Things you tell yourself to help you sleep at night because of your insecurities, Alex?

I'll take The French Revolution for $1,000.

omgben said,

Things you tell yourself to help you sleep at night ....

See my post above. He's 100% right.

The only person showing signs of insecurity (instant defensiveness, hurling insults, etc.) is you.

omgben said,

Things you tell yourself to help you sleep at night because of your insecurities, Alex?

I'll take The French Revolution for $1,000.

And I could give 2 ****s what you think. This is my opinion, dont like it them move the **** on.

And why would I be insecure? I dont have anything to gain or money to make off the iPhone. That comment is just plain stupid.

xpclient said,
I don't want my iPhone to become obsolete in 18 months.

A new model doesn't suddenly render your older generation iPhone obsolete.

Manish said,

A new model doesn't suddenly render your older generation iPhone obsolete.

Same issue with all tech you buy no?

Manish said,

A new model doesn't suddenly render your older generation iPhone obsolete.

Shhh... that's not what Apple wan''t you to think.

xpclient said,
I personally would prefer such long lifecycles. I don't want my iPhone to become obsolete in 18 months.

This is Apple we're talking about, not android. You'll still be getting updates in 18 months.

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