Apple Inc. this week expanded pre-order sales for the iPhone 4S to 22 additional countries.

Pre-order sales are now available in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

The iPhone 4S was released to the U.S., U.K., Japan, Canada, France and Germany Oct. 14.

Apple in Oct. said it sold 4 million iPhone 4S units in the first three days of launch.

Pre-order sales for the iPhone 4S 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.

Apple this week reported it sold 17.07 million iPhones in Q4, below the 20 million units estimated by analysts, which concluded buyers held out for the release of the iPhone 4S.

Fourth quarter profit increased to $6.62 billion to increase from $4.31 billion, a 54 percent increase from one year prior.

The sales figure beat the previous record held by the iPhone 4 at 1.7 million units sold in three days.

The iPhone 4S includes the A5 Dual-Core CPU, 8MP camera, 1080p HD video recording functionality, iOS 5, and a new voice command protocol called Suri.

The iPhone utilizes the iOS operating system used in iPod Touch and iPad 2 products.

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