If you want the new $200 Apple iPhone 4S, but weren’t one of the lucky people to score one online, you’ll have to try standing in line on Friday when stores will be receiving their first shipments. AT&T, Verizon and Sprint have all sold out of the 16GB units slotted for pre-order through their Web sites.
Sprint Nextel, which is selling the iPhone for the first time, said it sold all of its $200 iPhone 4S and is not taking back orders. AT&T’s website says it won’t be shipping the phone until 21-28 days from now. Verizon’s site says it will ship all versions of the new iPhones by October 20.
Orders for the latest iPhone surpassed 1 million in the first 24 hours, beating Apple’s previous one-day record of 600,000 sales for the iPhone 4, according to Apple.
Compared to the iPhone 4, the 4S model has a better camera, faster processor and is considered a “world phone,” meaning it can more easily place calls outside the United States. It also includes the Siri voice recognition feature which lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more.
Read more at Reuters.