Apple Inc. this week sold out of pre-order inventory of the iPhone 4S due to strong demand.
The Apple Store, which began pre-order sales Oct. 7, now disclaims a shipment time of one to two weeks. It previously held an estimated Oct. 14 launch day delivery.
The iPhone 4S will include the A5 Dual-Core CPU, 8MP camera, 1080p HD video recording functionality, iOS 5, and a new voice command protocol called Suri.
Suri can call, text, email, remind, and offer weather, stock, traffic, direction, and definition information via voice commands.
Battery is said to offer 8 hours of 3G talk time and 10 hours of video.
Additionally, the device will merge CDMA and GSM antennas into one world phone device.
The 16GB SKU will sell at $199, 32GB at $299 and 64GB at $399.
The iPhone 4S will be sold via AT&T Inc., Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp.
Apple in Oct. did not announce the next main update to the iPhone family, iPhone 5.
A prior report claimed the iPhone 5 will include at least a 4-inch touch-screen display and a thinner profile.
Verizon Wireless holds 106 million subscribers, AT&T Inc. holds 96 million subscribers, and Sprint currently holds 52 million subscribers.