Oct 172011
 

Initially, Apple iPhone 4s didn’t amuse Apple fans, as they were expecting the release of iPhone 5, but Steve Jobs’s death made crazy to buy this new gadget.

Shares of Apple rose 2 percent in early trading after queues wound down the streets of Sydney,Tokyo, London, Paris and Munich to get their hands on the iPhone 4S, despite criticism.

"Apple's New iPhone 4S for Steve Jobs"

“I am a fan, a big fan. I want something to remember Steve Jobs by,” said Haruko Shiraishi, waiting patiently with her Yorkshire terrier Miu Miu at the end of an eight-block queue in Tokyo’s smart Ginza shopping district.

Apple does not release sales on launch day, so gauging initial figures is difficult. However, it took more than 1 million online orders in the first 24 hours after its release, exceeding the 600,000 for the iPhone 4, which was sold in fewer countries initially.

“Since Jobs died, I wanted to make sure I had a new iPhone with some advantages over the old,” said iPhone devotee Mark Du, who expressed concern about future gadgets without Jobs in charge.

Apple fans in Sydney, Tokyo, Frankfurt and London made sure Jobs was part of the iPhone 4S launch, with flower, candle and photo shrines to the late Apple boss erected outside stores. A black-and-white picture of Jobs in Covent Garden carried the line, “Let’s make a dent in the universe.”

Apple does not release sales on launch day, so gauging initial figures is difficult. However, it took more than 1 million online orders in the first 24 hours after its release, exceeding the 600,000 for the iPhone 4, which was sold in fewer countries initially.

Some analysts expect fourth-quarter iPhone shipments to reach 30 million or more, almost twice as many as a year ago.

The iPhone — seen as the gold standard for smartphones — is Apple’s highest-margin product and accounts for 40 percent of its annual revenue.

Source: REUTERS

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  1. Steve Jobs was great innovator and we will always miss this amazing man.

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