The S is for 'Selling Like Hotcakes'

Apple PR announced first-weekend sales of the iPhone 4S today:

Apple® today announced it has sold over four million of its new iPhone® 4S, just three days after its launch on October 14. In addition, more than 25 million customers are already using iOS 5, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, in the first five days of its release, and more than 20 million customers have signed up for iCloud®, a breakthrough set of free cloud services that automatically and wirelessly store your content in iCloud and push it to all your devices.

Four million is a lot. For perspective, the XBox Kinect currently holds the Guiness record for selling 8 million devices in its first 60 days. My guess is the iPhone 4S will take that by the end of October.

Other choice bits:

  • iOS 5 is already on 25 million devices. Yesterday I talked with several of my friends who had yet to update because they wanted to let the dust settle.
  • iCloud is already at 20 million users. That's amazing. I've had relatively few issues with iCloud so far. Getting MobileMe to start the transition took some doing, but other than that it has been a smooth ride. Also notice how Apple doesn't say the word 'sync' anywhere in their description of iCloud. Smart.