Apple has just announced that the new iPhone 4S, which was launched last Wednesday, has sold over a million units in the first 24 hours. This sets a whole new record for the iPhone, and breaks the previous record breaking sales of the iPhone 4, which sold over 600 thousand in the first day.
“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.”
Is that all? To be honest, folks, everyone pretty much expected Apple to sell a million phones the first day. I know I did. Due to all the hype I had assumed that a vast number of people would rush out and order the iPhone 4S within minutes of hearing about on the launch.
This isn’t really news. It barely even qualifies as a noteworthy statistic. Now, if Apple had sold 2 million, or 5 million, that would be news.