Apple Inc. this week said it sold 4 million iPhone 4S units at launch in the first three days of sale to set a new sales record for the device.
The sales figure beat the previous record held by the iPhone 4 at 1.7 million units sold in three days.
“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,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.
Apple in Oct. said pre-order sales for the iPhone 4S have topped 1 million units in the first 24 hours of pre-order sales.
The figure surpasses the prior record of 600,000 units sold in one day made by the iPhone 4.
In addition, AT&T Inc., Verizon Wireless, and Sprint Nextel Corp. sold out of initial pre-order stock for the iPhone 4S days prior to launch.
The iPhone 4S began sale at brick and mortar retail stores Oct. 14.
The device will be sold in more than 22 countries by the end of the month.
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.