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After Apple managed to surpass one million iPhone 4S pre-orders in a single day, bettering the previous single day pre-order record of 600 000 held by iPhone 4, the Cupertino-based tech outfit has now revealed that it has sold more than four million of its new iPhone 4S in just three days after its launch on 14 October.

In addition to this record-breaking smartphone sales figure and despite download issues resulting from too many users trying to download iOS 5 at the same time, north of 25 million users of Apple’s mobile devices are already using its new iOS 5 mobile operating system (OS) in the first five days following its release.

iPhone 4S is currently available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan as well as the UK and will be available in 22 more countries this month and over 70 countries by the end of the year, with South Africa also expected to be in this number.

“iPhone 4S is off to a great start with more than four million sold in its first weekend—the most ever for a phone and more than double the iPhone 4 launch during its first three days,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “iPhone 4S is a hit with customers around the world, and together with iOS 5 and iCloud, is the best iPhone ever.”
 
In related news Samsung is looking to block sales of Apple’s iPhone 4S in Japan and Australia.

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