iPhone 4S tope 1m in first day

S GETS AN A: So much for that expected consumer shrug. According to Apple, pre-orders of the iPhone 4S topped a million in a single day, surpassing the previous single-day pre-order record of 600k held by previous iteration the iPhone 4. Apparently, consumers were lured by enticing upgrades like the faster dual-core A5 chip, borrowed from the iPad 2, the 8 megapixel camera and the 1080p HD video-recording resolution. The 4S will be available at all 245 Apple stores in the U.S. beginning at 8 a.m. local time on Friday (10/14). Said Apple SVP Worldwide Product Marketing Philip Schiller, “We are blown away with the incredible customer response to iPhone 4S. The first day pre-orders for iPhone 4S have been the most for any new product that Apple has ever launched and we are thrilled that customers love iPhone 4S as much as we do.” Pricing: $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 32GB and $399 for the new 64GB, while the iPhone 4 drops to $99 and the 3GS can be had for free with a two year contract. (10/10a)