Don't come crying to me if it's an iPhone 4 in disguise
Sentimental or stupid? Steve Jobs' death pushes iPhone 4S preorders to a newApple record
You can call it nostalgia, or you can simply call it techie hysteria.
No matter what you call it, you have to call it like it is.
Seeing that the previous single-day preorder record was set at a mere 600,000 with the (fatally flawed) iPhone 4, we'd have to agree — an existing record was mangled in the iPhone 4S process.
While perhaps Apple's hoping that these numbers will impress you, let's step back and look at what happened between the momentous product launch on Tuesday and the preorder on Friday.
Well, first of all, the third-largest cell phone carrier in the country, Sprint, finally got its service plans on the smartphone of our generation — joining the likes of the second-largest cell phone carrier in the country, AT&T, and the largest cell phone carrier in the country, Verizon.
Top three, baby. Apple's got the biggest dogs in the bag now. Does that 1,000,000 number still surprise you?
Something else happened last week, too. Oh, what was it? Hmm. I'm scratching my chin beneath my black turtleneck, but I can't seem to click my mouse on it.
Oh, that's right. Apple's cult-worshipped founder, Steve Jobs, suffered an early and untimely death on Wednesday, a day after the product launch. Who wouldn't want to get a piece of the last pie Jobs contributed to?
But whatever. The fact of the matter is, people want the iPhone 4S, and they want to be the first to have it.
But hey, more than 1,000,000 of you have zero qualms! Are you among the throng that will be the first to own Apple's latest and greatest? Are you worried? Thrilled? Not buying into the iPhone hype?
Sound off in the comments below.