Apple says pre-orders of iPhone 4S break record

Oct 10, 2011
In this Oct. 4, 2011 file photo, Apple's Scott Forstall, talks about camera on the Apple iPhone 4S during an announcement at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Apple Inc., announced Mondy, Oct. 10, 2011, pre-orders of its iPhone 4S have topped one million in a single day, surpassing the previous single day pre-order record of 600,000 held by iPhone 4.(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

(AP) -- Apple says first-day pre-orders of the iPhone 4S topped 1 million, breaking the record set by last year's model.

Apple Inc. and various phone companies started taking orders for the phone last Friday. It hits stores this Friday.

First-day orders for the were 600,000 when it launched last year. It was then sold in the U.S. only by AT&T Inc. The 4S is also sold by Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp.

The base model of the iPhone 4S costs $200 with a two-year contract. It has a faster processor and an improved camera compared to last year's model.

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