Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Pre-orders for latest iPhone top one million

Apple senior vice-president Phil Schiller talks about iPhone 4S during an announcement about the new version of the device (AP)

First-day pre-orders of Apple's iPhone 4S in America have topped one million, breaking the record set by last year's model.

Apple and phone companies started taking orders for the phone last Friday. It hits stores this Friday.

First-day orders for the iPhone 4 were 600,000 when it launched last year. It was then sold in the US only by AT&T. The iPhone 4S is also sold by Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp. The base model costs $200 (£128).