Apple’s iPhone 4S primed to destroy sales record with 4 million in first weekend

“Apple Inc. is poised to sell as many as 4 million units of its new iPhone 4S this weekend after customers around the world queued to buy one of the last products developed under Steve Jobs,” Adam Satariano and Sarah Gill report for Bloomberg.

“The device, available today in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the U.K., is projected to outperform last year’s introduction of the iPhone 4, which topped 1.7 million units in its first weekend,” Satariano and Gill report. “For the iPhone 4S, most estimates range from 2 million to 3 million and Yankee Group analyst Carl Howe predicts sales as high as 4 million.”

MacDailyNews Take: When Carl Howe speaks about Apple, we listen.

Satariano and Gill report, “‘It’s going to easily outpace any previous launch,’ said Charlie Wolf, an analyst at Needham & Co. in New York. It helps that the iPhone is available on the three largest U.S. carriers for the first time, which will bring in new buyers, he said… ‘They are going to sell out,’ said Yankee Group’s Howe, who is based in Boston.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Bloodbath

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]


  1. Just watch. The actual numbers will come in at 3.8 million and all the pundits will raise holy hell that Apple missed their target. And on queue, the stock will tank.

  2. Is everyone clued in now that the Apple 4S is a substantial upgrade? Everyone over their unsubstantiated and unpromised childish iP5 dreamspectations? The 4S is plenty dreamy as is. I can’t waIt to get mine, earliest on Feb. 12th, wah.

  3. Only 4 million?!!! iDisappointing. At least there’ll be a good reason for Apple stock to tank upon earnings. Let’s see… Google’s stock rose $35 to nearly $600 thanks to Wall Street’s anticipation of the Nexus Prime which does everything the iPhone 4S doesn’t. Now that the iPhone 4S has been released to sparse turnouts, devoted Apple shareholders should probably receive a share drop of about 4% upon earnings thanks to disappointing earnings and disappointing future iPhone 4S sales. Apple just can’t shake that term “disappointing”.

    So, today Apple has released its long-awaited mediocre iPhone 4S around the globe to the Apple faithful and the stock is only up about $8. Wow! Amazon released absolutely nothing today and is up about $5.50. Hmmm. That speaks volumes about Wall Street’s love and respect for Apple and Steve Jobs. Ahem. Apple shareholders better duct tape a pillow to their behinds because Apple is about ready to run out of steam on October 18. Why? Because Wall Street doesn’t “understand” Apple. Good one.

    Next on Tim Cook’s agenda. Acquire a search engine and start online retail sales business to try to hang close to Google and Amazon and spark some investor excitement.

  4. How can this BEEE???

    I thought Andy Rubino said 50m+ Android crap activated everyday. Android can catch this up in a matter of 8 days. Android camp is so strong so Google decided not to mention in their Quarterly report.

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