iPhone 4S Launch Weekend Sales Top 4 Million

Apple’s launch weekend sales numbers for the iPhone 4S topped 4 million units, more than double the number of iPhone 4 units sold during its launch weekend. Apple began selling the iPhone 4S in stores on Friday, October 14 at 8AM.

“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,” commented Apple senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller.

iPhone 4S line in San FranciscoCustomers wait in line outside Apple’s San Francisco Apple Store for the iPhone 4S

Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S during a media event earlier this month. 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.

Customers lined up early for the chance to be among the first to get their hands on an iPhone 4S, and lines remained steady through launch day.

Along with 4 million iPhones sold, Apple also said that over 25 million people have already upgraded to iOS 5. The operating system update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch was released as a free download on October 12, two days ahead of the iPhone 4S launch.

The iPhone 4S is available with a black or white body in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities. The models are priced at US$199, $299 and $399, respectively.