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Apple Sells 4 Million iPhone 4S In Three Days

Apple has announced that it has sold more than four million iPhone 4S in the first 72 hours after it went on sale across seven countries on Friday the 14th.

That equates to more than 15 smartphones sold every minute; in comparison the Apple iPhone 4 sold 1.7 million units over the same period while the Samsung Galaxy SII reached three million units sold in 55 days.

Apple also confirmed that more than 25 million customers are already on iOS 5; this means that roughly 21 million iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 users have upgraded their firmware within the first 72 hours.

In addition, more than 20 million customers signed up for iCloud, which is an incredibly high 80 per cent adoption rate. The iPhone 4S will be rolled out in 22 more countries by the 28th of October and more than 70 countries before the end of 2011.

Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, was ecstatic about the phone. He said the iPhone 4S "is a hit with customers around the world, and together with iOS 5 and iCloud, is the best iPhone ever.”

You can still enroll in our competition to win an iPhone 4S by answering a very simple question before the 21st of October. Terms and conditions as well as the other details are here.

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