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Apple started selling the iPhone 4S in the U.S. at 8 a.m. Eastern. It'll be available at 8 a.m. in each time zone. Apple stores are selling them, as are AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless stores. Some Best Buy, Target and Walmart stores and authorized resellers are also carrying the phones.
Over in San Francisco, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is first in line.
With fans snapping up the final gadget unveiled during Steve Jobs' lifetime, many around the globe are buying the phone as a tribute to the former Apple boss. (Apple could sell 4 million phones this weekend.)
Also, Apple pushed out new versions of its OS X Lion and iOS operating systems, and in the process fixed nearly 175 vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to seriously compromise users' computers and mobile devices.
Meanwhile, Samsung Electronics will unveil a new smartphone based on Google's latest version of the Android operating system at an event in Hong Kong on Oct. 19.
Watch filmmaker Casey Neistat make Siri and his personal assistant battle it out John Henry style in this video for the York Times.