Apple updated their “how to buy” page with the above message. “iPhone 4S is available in store by reservation only. Reserve yours after 9:00 p.m. tonight for pickup tomorrow. When you come in, you will choose a carrier and plan, and we will get your iPhone up and running before you leave the store.” So Apple retail stores in the United States and Canada are now selling the device on a reservation-only basis. This has ofcourse something to do with the amazing sales numbers i posted earlier today. “Customers will need to visit Apple’s site after 9:00 PM each evening to reserve a phone for the following day.” » iPhone 4S Sales Now Reservation-Only At Apple Retail Stores in U.S. & Canada
TheNextWeb reported that Apple is selling 4 million units of the iPhone 4S in three days and has hit the mark of roughly 16 iPhones sold per second which is 960 iPhone 4S units a minute. These numbers are twice as big as the numbers of iPhone 4 units sold on release day last year. This success is most likely helped by a few factors such as the availability of the iPhone on many more carriers this time around, including Verizon and Sprint in the US. » Apple Is Selling 960 iPhone 4S Units Per Minute: On Track To Become The Fastest Selling Gadget Ever
As a tribute to Steve Jobs, 2 iPhone 4S phones has been launched into space with a weather balloon to go up to 100,000. “We put one of the iPhone 4S on an interval photo timer app and the other on video mode. We used s Spot GPS tracker (though I would not recommend it because it only tracks in 15 minutes increments.” The 1080P video that is recorded by the iPhone 4S looks amazing. Check out the included clip depicting Earth’s atmosphere in full HD quality after the break. » iPhone 4S Launched Into Space [video]
Over at the Macrumors forum, one guy claims he caught his wife cheating using the new Find My Friends app on the iPhone 4S. He installed Find My Friends on his wifes iPhone 4S without her knowing about it and found out she was not at the place she claimed she was. ” I got my wife a new 4s and loaded up find my friends without her knowing. She told me she was at her friends house in the east village. I have had suspicions about her meeting this guy who lives uptown. Lo and behold, Find my Friends has her right there. I just texted her asking where she was and the dumb b!otch said she was on 10th Street!! Thank you Apple, thank you App Store, thank you all. These beautiful treasure trove of screen shots going to play well when I meet her a$$ at the lawyers office in a few weeks.” » Privacy Issues: Find My Friends Catches Wife Cheating
Apple says that they will begin selling unlocked, contract-free iPhone 4S units in the United States in November. But 9to5mac reported that Apple is already selling the iPhone 4S at retail stores in the United States as simply “Off Contract” devices. “Users can activate the contract-free iPhone 4S by simply plugging the device into iTunes. Once plugged in, the above iPhone 4S unlocked popup will appear.” » Apple Is Selling Unlocked, Contract-Free iPhone 4S In United States
Are you a tech freak and would you like to check out the inside of your new iPhone 4S? You better check out the above movie created by ifixyouri where they show you a complete teardown of the iPhone 4S and help you do the same. The music in this video is one of a kind and can be a little bit annoying.
Some time ago Samsung started a Lawsuit in The Netherlands against all of Apples mobile products that make use of 3G telecommunications technology. Samsungs plan, ban sales of all Apples mobile products with 3G capabilities in The Netherlands, meaning iPhones and 3G iPads. The Hague court was anything but impressed and today denied Samsungs request. This is a big hit for Samsung since Apple won a Lawsuit to block Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Sales In Australia. The court also rejected Apples counterclaims in the case. » Dutch Court Throws Out Samsungs Lawsuit Against Apple