Apple Ups iPhone 4S Orders to 15 Million Following Huge Demand

When Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S, most of the tech enthusiasts I know let out a collective sigh. Everyone, including me, was hoping that Apple would launch an iPhone 5, but instead, Apple launched an upgraded version of the iPhone 4, which looked exactly like its predecessor.

However, the iPhone 4S is much powerful than the iPhone 4 when it comes to hardware, and its new AI assistant feature — Siri — is really impressive.

The iPhone 4S broke all of Apple’s previous records on the first day of pre-order availability, selling more than 1 million iPhone 4S units. Apparently, Apple underestimated the potential demand for the iPhone 4S too. It had ordered around 10 million units from Pegatron, its hardware partner in Taiwan earlier. A report in Digitimes states that Apple has now revised its iPhone 4S unit orders to 15 million, in anticipation of greater than expected sales.

Pegatron is also ramping up its manufacturing capacity, in anticipation of orders to manufacture the iPad 3 from Apple, which is expected to launch next year.

Looks like Apple is going to prove all the naysayers wrong. Again.

You can check out our complete coverage of the new iPhone 4S here – Apple iPhone 4S

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