By Stephen Schenck | October 6, 2011 3:50 PM
Now that it’s been a couple days since Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 4S (and just the 4S), you’ve had time to think over whether or not the CPU boost and new camera are features worth upgrading for, or if you’d rather hold out for future hardware. For many Apple fans, we’re guessing that the new features those updates will support, like 1080p video recording and the Siri assistant, are winning you over. If your mind’s now made up, your first chance to get in a pre-order for the smartphone begins tomorrow.
Apple set the date for pre-orders to begin one week before the the iPhone 4S becomes available at retail, on October 14. We’re seeing the individual carriers put out their own announcements confirming the start of pre-orders as well.
While Verizon and AT&T continue to sell-off their old stocks, this is the first time Sprint has had a shot at the original iPhone 4. If you like the sound of the carrier’s unlimited data offerings, but maybe didn’t want to pay the minimum $200 you’d need for a 4S, the iPhone 4 on Sprint sounds like a good compromise.
Speaking of Sprint’s unlimited data, which we’ve discussed in terms of the iPhone on more than one occasion, the carrier has now officially confirmed that the iPhones will support the plans. We had an all-but-authoritative bit of hearsay to go on earlier, but it’s now been spelled out, clear as day.
Will anyone be waiting up until past midnight to get a head-start on the iPhone 4S pre-orders?