Well, let’s officially put to rest any ideas that Apple might be in trouble with potential iPhone 4S sales. The company said today that preorders for iPhone 4S topped one million in one day, beating the previous record of 600,000 set last year by iPhone 4.
AT&T reported more than 200,000 preorders in the first 12 hours of release.
There were plenty of bloggers, media folks and tech heads who were expecting a major redesign to better compete with the larger Android screens. Apple didn’t increase its 3.5 inch screen size and didn’t release a 4G/LTE device, likely due to battery concerns. But Joe Consumer didn’t mind.
“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 preorders 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.”
That also means one thing: get ready for long lines Friday when the 4S hits 245 U.S. Apple retail stores at 8 a.m. Every customer who buys a 4S will get free Personal Setup service, which includes setting up email and learning about new apps.
It’s going to be a big week for Apple with the new iCloud services launching Wednesday as well as the new iOS5 operating system.
Read more about the new iPhone 4S here.