Following months and months of speculation, Apple’s iPhone 4S has finally been launched in the U.S. today, and is now available to through carriers AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, as well as a number of U.S. retailers such as Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and, of course, Apple.
The device also launched internationally in the U.K., Canada, Australia, France, Germany and Japan at 8 AM local time, but long lines and campers were gathered outside of stores long before doors actually opened. We’ve gathered images of queues outside of Apple stores all over the U.S., in addition to some in the U.K. as millions of Apple fans come out to get their hands on the company’s latest iPhone.
Pre-orders for the device began a week ago today on October 7, but within 24 hours shipping times through Apple’s online store slipped, meaning that late customers faced a delay of up to two weeks after the device’s launch. The iPhone 4S is now on track to become Apple’s most successful iPhone yet, and it’s certainly claimed that title already in terms of pre-orders, according to the Cupertino company.
If you haven’t yet pre-ordered your iPhone or bagged one from your local retailer, then you’re probably going to be out of luck by the end of the day. If you attempt to order through Apple’s online store, you can now expect to wait up to two weeks for the device to be delivered, whereas authorized resellers and carriers have no idea when more stock will be arriving.
Did you get your hands on the iPhone 4S today?