Apple’s IPhone 4S Sales May Reach 4 Million This Weekend
RUSH: Tom, calling from Long Island. Great to have you on the program today, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, it’s an honor and privilege.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I just said to Mr. Snerdley, I think it’s hysterical that there’s almost twice as many people waiting in line for the iPhone than there are at the park.
RUSH: Oh, I think it’s larger than that, isn’t it? It’s more than twice.
CALLER: I thought they said something like 500 people waiting in line for the new iPhone.
RUSH: Yeah, but at which store? You have the Fifth Avenue store… Are you talking about New York? You’ve got the Fifth Avenue store. You’ve got a Greenwich Village store. They’re all over the place. The numbers of people all over the country lined up to get iPhones today would dwarf this collection of smug stupidity that is running around thinking that they run the world.
CALLER: I’ll bet hundreds of them left the park to go get on line for the iPhone. (laughing)
RUSH: (laughing) Well, there are only 300 people in the park, but I don’t know how many of these people will get in line for an iPhone because you have to pay for that.
CALLER: True. True.
RUSH: And these people don’t sound like they want to pay for anything. These people create the impression that they think things should be given to them. (interruption) I haven’t activated it yet. I got my iPhone today. (interruption) No, my master computer is the one at home. I can’t activate it on this one. I could give it a shot with the wireless but I had to do show prep today. I didn’t have time to take off… (interruption) I had one problem with iCloud but it was a computer problem. It wasn’t an iCloud problem. I had to reboot my computer in order to get all of the mail to sync, but I had no problem. Everything — on, what was it, Wednesday? — went smooth as silk. But I must be honest; I had a couple things in advance of Wednesday. Basically all I had to do Wednesday was iCloud, and it’s a (snapping fingers) snap, and it works exactly as advertised. Simply amazing. The piece de resistance, of course, will be this afternoon when I activate the new iPhone 4S. I have it sitting right there. Hee-hee-hee. It’s in the sack. I opened the box; I looked at it and compared it to the 4. It’s identical. The only thing different is that the three buttons (the mute button and the volume buttons) are a little lower, but it’s not enough of a difference to make my case (you know, my Mophie) obsolete.
So I don’t have to buy any new accessories for it.
RUSH: Oh, by the way, I am getting some e-mails from people. “Rush, Rush, Rush. I’m surprised you’re so stupid about Apple. You say you can’t activate your phone ’til you go home?” Ladies and gentlemen, you get a new iPhone 4S and you can turn it on and activate it right out of the box. You do not need your computer to do it. This is very, very true. However, if you want to put everything on it… If you have an iPhone 4 or a 3G, whatever, if you have an iPhone and you want to migrate current data over to the new one, you are going to have to be in contact with your computer where you have your iPhone backed up, ’cause nobody yet has their iPhone backed up to iCloud or very few people do. So, yeah, you can activate the thing right out of the box, but it won’t have any of your data on it until you mate the two; and all I’m saying is, “I can’t do that here at the studio.” I have to wait ’til I get home to do it. I can do it wirelessly, so there’s no point in me turning the phone on if it doesn’t have anything on it other than tablet to make a call.