iPhone 4S gets 1 million pre-orders on first day

Pre-orders for the iPhone 4S began last Friday in advance of the device’s October 14 launch date. In just the first 24 hours of being available for reserve, the 4S broke the previous 600,000 unit pre-order record by about 400,000 phones. That’s kind of nuts considering some generally disappointing internet buzz surrounding the 4S.

However, Apple will no doubt be pleased to let the sales do the talking. And while the new phone is not called the “iPhone 5” and it doesn’t look any different from its predecessor, there are some actual benefits to upgrading. Specifically, the iPhone 4S’s longer battery life and dual-core A5 processor make it a much stronger option as far as videogame playing goes.