AT&T sold around 200,000 of Apple’s most recent iPhone in the very first 12 hrs and said it had seen “extraordinary demand” for a gadget revealed a day before the death of Apple company co-founder Steve Jobs. The iPhone 4S was revealed on Tuesday and quickly underwhelmed followers who had hoped for a impressive model after a delay of around 15 months.
AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint started receiving US online orders for the gadget last night.Comparisons are challenging because the iPhone is now carried by 3 wireless providers, vs. just one. Last year AT&T was the only company to sell the device.
Estimates vary, but several experts anticipate Apple selling about 27 million to 28 million iPhones in the October-December quarter. The most recent iPhone 4S hits store shelves all over the world on Oct. 14. It debuts at a vital moment for Apple.