When people release sales figures, I often struggle to find perspective. Is it a success? Is this spin? But when you consider that sales of the iPhone 4S (four million units in three days) actually doubled sales of the iPhone 4 in a similar period -- well, I think it's safe to say things are pretty peachy for Apple.
“iPhone 4S is off to a great start with more than four million sold in its first weekend—the most ever for a phone and more than double the iPhone 4 launch during its first three days,” claimed Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “iPhone 4S is a hit with customers around the world, and together with iOS 5 and iCloud, is the best iPhone ever.”
I like the iPhone 4S, but after being constantly misunderstood by Siri, I wouldn't recommend upgrading just for that feature. Then again, I am Scottish.
Still, it is a nice phone. And four million units is no joke.