Where to buy iPhone 4S in the Philippines?
As opposed to the negative initial impression after its release last week, the iPhone 4S is still a big hit for Apple smashing down the records of pre-orders. Apple reported that iPhone 4S has topped 1 Million pre-ordered units in just 24 hours breaking the record of 600,000 units held by iPhone 4.
iPhone 4S has seen very positive reviews from tech industry’s reputable reviewers. “Sometimes, as we all know, looks can be deceiving”, wrote Walt Mossberg in his column at AllthingsD tech blog. He then relates his experience using the new iPhone model. He specifically praised the built in artificial intelligence of iPhone made possible by Siri.
Regarding the new 8MP camera, Mossberg wrote: “Other phones boast 8-megapixel cameras, but the 4S takes the best pictures and high-definition videos I have seen on a phone.”
Brian X. Chen of Wired made a similar comment regarding iPhone 4S when he wrote: “Though these are all nice improvements, the antenna, camera and processor upgrades are minor compared to the addition of Siri. The previous iPhone 4 already took great pictures for a phone, the antenna was OK (despite the notorious grip-of-death design flaw), and it was already plenty fast. Siri is the fancy bow on the package that makes this a sharp upgrade overall.”
When and where to buy here in the Philippines?
Sad to say though, people here in the Philippine may have to wait for a while before iPhone 4S arrives. Am quite certain also that Globe will be the one and the only one to carry the iPhone 4S. And unlike in the US, there may not be an open-line version of the phone via Globe.
Aside from Globe Telecom, another place you can look for regarding iPhone 4S is no less than eBay.ph. Here, people who have access to Apple stores abroad usually sells them online. The problem though is that it is usually overpriced especially during the first few months after the release.
If you have plans of traveling to Singapore, you may also obtain an iPhone 4S unit from there. Singapore was one of the 22 countries in which iPhone 4S was scheduled for release this coming end of October 2011. Again, it is uncertain if an out-of-box open-line iPhone 4S would be available there.