Just how big is the iPhone 4S? Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is poised to sell as many as four million units before the end of this week. The reason? Many want to “buy one of the last products developed under Steve Jobs.”
The release represents the end of Apple’s era under Jobs, who died this month after an eight-year battle with cancer. The iPhone 4S has received mostly positive reviews for its voice- recognition software, speedier processor and improved camera. The device also provides Apple with fresh ammunition in its fight against Google Inc.’s Android software, which will appear on a host of new smartphones in the year-end holiday season.
Apple announced last week one million iPhone 4S units were sold on the first day of preorders, October 7. Jobs, the long-time Apple CEO and founder, died October 5 after a long battle with cancer, the day after Apple unveiled its newest handset.
The fifth-generation iPhone arrives today in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the U.K. By the end of October the new phone will arrive in 22 more countries. These include: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.