An analyst this week said pre-order sales for Apple Inc.’s iPhone 4S sold out in 10 minutes in Hong Kong after the company made advanced sales available in the territory.

Brian White, an analyst with Ticonderoga Securities LLC, said Mon. in a note to investors that “checks indicate iPhone 4S pre-orders were sold out 10 minutes after becoming available”.

The iPhone 4S will begin sale in Hong Kong and 15 additional territories Nov. 15.

Apple Inc. in Oct. 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.

U.S. pre-order sales for the iPhone 4S topped 1 million units in the first 24 hours of pre-order sales.

The figure surpassed 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 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.

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.

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

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