The iPhone 4S, labeled to be a flop phone by many when it came out last week, has shattered all preorder records for iPhones.

AT&T has reported more than 200,000 iPhone 4S handsets being placed for preorder. Apple’s latest iPhone, despite having an identical form with its predecessor, the iPhone 4, is set to make Apple’s fifth iPhone offering a resounding success.

After much speculation, leaks and rumors, Apple finally released a new version of the iPhone 4 at the “Lets talk iPhone” event. Many were disappointed that no fully renovated iPhone 5 was forthcoming. The iPhone 4S was dismissed by many as basically the iPhone 4 with modest decorative hardware thrills such as a new camera and a new OS, which is the OS 5. In fact the launch led to a drop in Apple’s shares.

Apple’s founder, the man behind its ground-breaking achievements, Steve Jobs, passed away two days after the launch of iPhone 4S. After Jobs' demise, the high orders for the iPhone 4S have come as a welcome relief for Apple.

It also needs to be noted that the iPhone 4S is in reality a rather excellent choice. It is equipped with an A5 chip, iOS 5, Siri Voice assistant and an 8-megapixel camera along with many features. Above all these aspects the best feature of the phone is its price tag, which at $199 makes it the cheapest iPhone ever.

It appears that the iPhone 4S has taken over the champion attributes from its precursors and is ready to carry on and fortify Apple’s position in the smartphone market.

Apple begins delivering the iPhone 4S on Oct. 14. It will go on sale in 22 more countries, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.