Apple says iPhone 4S sales hit 4m in three days


Apple claims iPhone 4S has sold at twice the speed of iPhone 4 in its first three days, with a launch in a further 22 countries to come on October 28

Apple said it has sold 4 million iPhone 4Ss in the first three days following the device’s launch on October 14 in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK.

The firm also said that 25 million people had downloaded the iOS5 operating system since it was released on October 13.

The latest version of the iPhone will go on sale in 22 more countries on October 28, and a further 70 by the end of the year.

Apple senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Shiller said: “iPhone 4S is off to a great start with more than four million sold in its first weekend—the most ever for a phone and more than double the iPhone 4 launch during its first three days.

“iPhone 4S is a hit with customers around the world, and together with iOS 5 and iCloud, is the best iPhone ever.”