iPhone 4S Launches In US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and UK Today

BY Jason

Published 14 Oct 2011

Apple’s fifth generation iPhone – iPhone 4S, which was unveiled at last week’s Let’s Talk iPhone event is finally here.

iPhone 4S comes with a number of new features and improvements, which includes Apple’s faster dual-core A5 processor, improvement 8-megapixel camera, Siri – Apple’s revolutionary intelligent personal assistant, slightly improved battery life, world phone, faster network speeds and lots more.

As expected, Apple’s iPhone 4S was available in Apple retail stores in Japan and Australia, followed by London, Germany and France at 8:00 am in the morning.

We started hearing widespread reports of iPhone 4S lines since yesterday.


Folks at smh.com.au report that the line outside Apple’s Sydney store ahead of the iPhone 4S was quite frankly ridiculous. In fact, they are reporting that even few hours after the launch, the line outside the Sydney store is still “appalling” and snaking halfway down King Street.

Here are some photos of some of the first customers to get their hands on Apple’s new iPhone 4S in Australia:


Meanwhile in Japan, the story is quite similar with reports of long lines snaking down entire city blocks, but Wall Street Journal reports that the launch has been hampered by performance issues with Softbank’s registration system:

The launch of the iPhone 4S in Japan was interrupted when Softbank – the main service provider for Apple products in the country—suffered a server glitch that temporarily suspended sales nationwide. A company spokesman said the servers were unable to process registration information.

Here are a photo of some of the first customers to get their hands on Apple’s new iPhone 4S in Japan:


It is a similar story in the UK. The Telegraph reports long lines outside Apple Stores across UK. Here are some of the first customers to buy iPhone 4S in UK, including someone dressed up as a cat:

We will update you about the news from Canada, France and Germany shortly.


In the U.S., Apple Stores will be opening at 8 a.m. local time to launch the iPhone 4S. If this has got you all excited and you want to get your hands on the new iPhone 4S then checkout our post here, which provides the details on where to buy iPhone 4S on launch day.