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Apple officially began taking pre-orders for the iPhone 4S via its online store at 12:01 a.m. PDT (3:01 a.m. EDT) on Friday morning. Users eligible for an upgrade can place their order now, and shipments will begin arriving at customer doorsteps next Friday, Oct. 14.

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Apple officially began taking pre-orders for the iPhone 4S via its online store at around 12:45 a.m. PDT (3:45 a.m. EDT) on Friday morning. Users eligible for an upgrade can place their order now, and shipments will begin arriving at customer doorsteps next Friday, Oct. 14. Pre-orders are began earlier at around 12 a.m. PDT at Sprint, and Verizon‘s online stores, while AT&T lagged behind, and still hadn’t begun offering orders as of this writing.

The iPhone 4S is available in 16, 32 and 64 GB capacities in either white or black, for $199, $299 or $399 respectively on contract when you sign up for a new, two-year agreement in the U.S. It’s also available unlocked direct from Apple in some countries, like Canada, beginning at $649. An unlocked version will be available in the U.S. beginning in November.

The 4S improves on its predecessor with a dual-core A5 processor, dual-core graphics processing, a new dual-mode (GSM and CDMA) antenna that can reach up to 14.4 Mbps on HSDPA networks, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with improved sensor technology and full, 1080p HD video capture.

Maybe the most significant improvement from an end-user perspective is the addition of Siri, Apple’s voice-activated personal digital assistant, which can do things like set appointments, compose text messages and check the weather, all in response to natural language queries like “Will I need my raincoat this weekend?” The iPhone 4S also comes with iOS 5, Apple’s latest mobile operating system software, preinstalled. The new operating system will be available for other eligible device owners Oct. 12.

Let us know if you decided to pre-order the iPhone 4S, and if so, what you’re looking forward to most about it.

  1. am stuck in the middle or ordering….its taking ages!!!

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  2. yeah… except they still need to talk to att servers… which are not getting through

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  3. Filipe Fernandes Friday, October 7, 2011

    wow it doesnt work

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  4. It keeps giving an error when talking to AT&T to check eligibility. This sucks.

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  5. Casey Sardoss Friday, October 7, 2011

    The ATT servers suck!

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  6. AT&T and Apple Store FAIL.

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  7. I’m looking forward to actually getting an order complete on the apple website or being about to actually get through to a person on the apple phone line

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  8. my order wont go through, and i’m getting upset. but i’m definitely looking forward to the iphone 4S! it’s going to be my first smartphone, and i know i will love it!

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  9. Apple store app also didn’t begin working until 12:45am, and I have yet to be able to order from there as I keep getting error messages. Now would be a good time to switch to Verizon as their website was lighting fast and ready to accept orders… Does this also speak to their quality of service??? Guess I won’t know until I can take off the ATT contract handcuffs!!!

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  10. Sandy Rodriguez Friday, October 7, 2011

    has anyone bought the iphone for pickup…or is it just delivery.

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    1. If you pre-ordered it on the network’s site, you’ll get it delivered on Oct. 14th or Oct. 15th. If you pre-ordered from Apple.com you can choose to stand in line and experience the longest line of your life OR have it shipped to you. but you have to setit up yourself whereas if you get it from the network’s site, they set it up for you so you can just use it right out of the box. I just finished pre-ordering mine from the network’s site btw. Hope that helped :D

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