CUPERTINO, Calif. (
iPhone OS 4 update is expected to arrive today, bringing the tech giant's eagerly-anticipated
to iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
in April, and rebranded the software iOS at the company's recent Worldwide Developers' Conference (WWDC). New features include application multi-tasking, a mobile advertising platform called iAds, and a unified mailbox.
A note on the Apple Web site says that iOS 4 is "coming soon," although
that the new operating system will be available today.
Apple has not yet responded to a request from
for comment on this story.
Apple and its telco partner
have faced a
deluge of demand for the new iPhone 4
, which will run iOS 4.
More on iPhone 4 Apple iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Spell Upside
In a statement released on Wednesday, Apple explained that it had taken more than 600,000 pre-orders for the new iPhone 4, along with AT&T. This, it said, was the largest number of pre-orders it had ever taken in a single day, and far higher than anticipated.
Despite the frustration felt by many customers, the phenomenal demand for the new phone is a
, apparently heralding an onslaught of new revenue.
Apple, which is facing
, is clearly off to a flyer with the new iPhone 4.
During Apple's recent second-quarter results, iPhone shipments climbed a massive 131% compared to the same period last year, reaching 8.75 million devices. iPhone revenue also rose dramatically, reaching $5.45 billion, compared to $2.43 billion in prior year's quarter. iPhone sales now account for around 40% of Apple's total revenue.
-- Reported by James Rogers in New York
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