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Admit it, you rushed out over the weekend and purchased an iPhone 4S, or you had one delivered to your door that you already pre-ordered, right? Even if you didn't pick up Apple's latest and greatest, plenty others did, with weekend sales (including launch day on Friday) topping four million units, the Cupertino outfit confirmed. One can only imagine what the numbers would have looked like had Apple launched an iPhone 5 like so many people were hoping for.
For all the disappointment and anger that was directed at Apple for not releasing a completely revamped device, it didn't stop the iPhone 4S from setting sales records. Accoriding to Apple, four million sales in a single weekend is "the most ever for a phone and more than double the iPhone 4 launch during its first three days."
On the software side, Apple said more than 25 million customers are now using iOS 5, which was launched at the same time as the iPhone 4S, and more than 20 million customers have signed up for Apple's iCloud service.
The reception so far has been generally positive, in particular for Siri, the "virtual personal assistant" baked into the iPhone 4S, and also for the dual-core A5 processor (same one used in the iPad 2), new camera with advanced optics and 1080p video support, and dual-antennas, presumably so you never again have to worry about holding your iPhone the wrong way.
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