iPhone 4S Preorders Shipping

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Reports are already coming in that the first iPhone 4S preorders are shipping even though Apple’s newest smartphone won’t officially be available until Friday, October 14. Apple and its cell service partners began accepting iPhone 4S preorders last Friday, October 7.

Vroom! iPhone 4S shipments begin!Some early iPhone 4S shipments are already on the way

In many cases, the tracking numbers for shipping iPhones are showing delivery dates as early as this Wednesday. Early buyers hoping, however, to get their hands on an iPhone 4S ahead of Friday’s official rollout will likely be disappointed. Apple has previously instructed shipping companies, in this case UPS, to hold deliveries until the actual launch date.

Apple said on Monday that it had sold over a million iPhone 4S units during the first 24 hours of presales. Shipping times for the new model have already slipped out to up to two weeks from Apple, and up to three weeks from its cell service partners.

Apple introduced the iPhone 4S during a special media event earlier this week. The new model uses the same body design as the iPhone 4, but includes a dual core A5 processor, a new antenna design, better battery life, built-in combination GSM and CDMA cell network support, an 8 megapixel camera, Siri voice control, and more.

The iPhone 4S is available in black or white and is priced at US$199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 32GB model, and $399 for the 64GB model.

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7 Comments Leave Your Own

RonMacGuy

As long as it gets here before I leave for Asia on Sunday, I’ll be happy!!

CDR

I received information from Apple today that mine was shipped and is scheduled to arrive “by end of day Friday.” They are being shipped from China/Hong Kong

wab95

As long as it gets here before I leave for Asia on Sunday, I?ll be happy!!

Count yourself lucky. Those of us already in Asia have to wait until we get back to get one. I’ll have to strategically time my order such that the delivery date coincides with my arrival.

Enjoy.

SteelAdonis

@RonMacGuy,

How do you intend to use your iPhone 4S in Asia?  I’m in Hong Kong now (on temporary work assignment) with my iPhone 4 (with ass-T&T) and can’t use the cellular over here (which I knew ahead of time).

Was considering getting the unlocked phone when it comes out, but the lukewarm new features and the $749 price tag is causing me to consider waiting until the iPhone 5…

RonMacGuy

Count yourself lucky. Those of us already in Asia have to wait until we get back to get one. I?ll have to strategically time my order such that the delivery date coincides with my arrival.

wab95, I could have brought yours with me when I came to Asia!!  I’m going to Bangalore, Singapore, and Shanghai.  Surely you are close to one of these locations!!  wink

RonMacGuy

How do you intend to use your iPhone 4S in Asia?

I don’t.  I have other cellular options on my trips to use.  I meant only that I would like to have it with me on the trip to play with in the hotel rooms on WiFi.  Start playing with Siri, although I suspect there may be some issues connecting to Siri servers from Asia for the voice recognition to work.  Mainly just looking to experiment a bit on WiFi.  Plus, the fun of a new phone!!  Something to keep me entertained on the 20+ hours of flights…  Well, that and my old Gen 1 iPad as well…

jr

How do you intend to use your iPhone 4S in Asia?  I?m in Hong Kong now (on temporary work assignment) with my iPhone 4 (with ass-T&T) and can?t use the cellular over here (which I knew ahead of time).

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The 4S is a ready made world phone that you can use local sim cards in…so it will work in china fine

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