iPhone 4S pre-orders on the Swedish Apple Store with estimated delivery times up to 1-2 weeks. Online Apple stores in 22 new countries have begun taking reservations for the device.
Apple promised to launch iPhone 4S in 22 new countries by the end of October, specifying the following markets: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. As the day draws near, regional online Apple Stores in the aforementioned territories have begun taking reservations for the hot new device ahead of its release.
Apple’s online ordering system in 22 new countries has been updated with the iPhone 4S pre-ordering pages. It appears the Cupertino, California company hasn’t yet caught up with demand as adding the handset to the cart yields an estimated shipping time of 1-2 weeks, as seen in the above screenshot from the online Swedish Apple Store. Shipping times in other regional Apple Stores are also set to 1-2 weeks, including Slovenia, the Netherlands, Mexico, Czech Republic and other countries.
Apple added Sprint and KDDS to its carrier lineup during the September quarter. iPhone now has presence in 105 countries across 130 carriers. The company’s updated iPhone model has hit the ground running, in spite of the initial criticism stemming largely from a lack of redesign. They shipped four million units in the launch weekend and U.S. carriers reported best-ever product launches (AT&T, Sprint).
Just twelve hours following the initial roll-out in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK on Friday, October 14, carrier AT&T announced pre-orders of 200,000 units, calling it “the most successful iPhone launch we’ve ever had”. Apple then confirmed one million iPhone 4S pre-orders in 24 hours, surpassing the previous single day pre-order record of 600,000 held by iPhone 4. Sprint also announced its best sales day ever, thanks to the new iPhone 4S. On Monday, Apple announced launch weekend sales of four million iPhone 4S units, more than double the iPhone 4 launch numbers.