Apple received 1M iPhone 4S pre-orders in 24 hours

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) said it received 1 million iPhone 4S pre-orders within 24 hours of the device going on pre-sale Friday, breaking the previous single-day iPhone pre-order record of 600,000 iPhone 4's in 2010.

Click here to see how the iPhone 4S stacks up against the competition.

AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) said Friday that it received 200,000 iPhone 4S pre-orders within 12 hours, making it the most successful iPhone launch the company has ever had.

Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S), which will be selling the iPhone for the first time, did not provide precise pre-order sales figures, but said it was very pleased with the response. "We are very, very pleased with the initial first day of iPhone 4S pre-orders," Fared Adib, Sprint's vice president of product development, said in a statement, according to AllThingsD. "Today's sales and the overall customer experience greatly exceeded our expectations." Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) also will be selling the iPhone 4S, though Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney said the company had no comment other than that it is pleased with the response.

The carriers and Apple have said sales will begin Oct. 14, with the iPhone 4S retailing for $199.99 for the 16GB model, $299.99 for the 32GB model and $399.99 for the 64GB model, with a two-year contract. Sprint, like AT&T and Verizon, is also selling an 8 GB iPhone 4 for $99.99 with a two-year contract.

The iPhone 4S sports a dual-core Apple A5 processor, an 8-megapixel camera with advanced optics and full 1080p HD resolution video recording. (Click here to see how the iPhone 4S stacks up against the competition.) In conjunction with the iPhone 4S, Apple also unveiled its new voice-recognition software, Siri, which it acquired in 2010. The Siri technology enables iOS device users to employ natural spoken language to access and perform device tasks like mobile search, messaging and contacts. The iPhone 4S will support both GSM and CDMA networks. However, according to Apple, only iPhones activated for Verizon and Sprint will have the CDMA capabilities activated.

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