Apple has officially confirmed the iPhone 4S at its “Let’s Talk iPhone” event.
Not fully what I think people were wanting, but it does sound pretty great!
I'm getting one. I haven't had a new phone for 8 years. This will be my first smart phone :)
Shackdaddy836 before you jump the gun to a apple device have aplay woth a android and windpws phone 7 device you may just change your minf.
I recommend a Windows Phone 7 device. The Mango update just released.
I really don't like the look of the UI for either. They both really bother me for some reason.
You can flame me all you want, but why bother buying something if you hate the way it looks every time you turn it on?
Good for anyone who buy an android/wp7 though. I support people who don't support apple (I personally hate them as a company). But for me, Android and WP7 is just not my cup of tea.
Don't get a Windows phone, they are absolutely rubbish! They are plagued with faults!
lol @ everyone disagreein with shackdaddy for getting the new phone. So much hate for apple. I find it so pathetic how many people have such a deepfound vendetta against apple. Who cares. They make excellent phones. Leave it at that
This thing is turning into an Android phone. The godamn notification area is exactly the same :s
@milohighclub Oh, really? Name one fault. I'm sick of people judging Windows Phones without even using them. You can say you've used one all damn day, but in the end, if you can claim "They are plagued with faults!", you haven't used one.
It has some neat features and I'm happy they didn't launch the iPhone 5. I mean they just launched the iPhone 4 last year!! I had the iPhone 1 (or original) till the iPhone 4 came along with it's faster speed and super clear screen. Now I'm eyeing the iPhone 5 if it has a bigger screen. The iPad 2 spoilt me on the screen size bit though I wish the next one has the same high res screen as the iPhone 4. The one surprising think on some of the comments is how someone wants to stick to the 3GS. I mean have they seen the vast improvement of resolution and clarity of the screen on the iPhone 4 ?? let alone 4GS? I really look forward to iOS5! Hopefully also Siri voice control will be available as an update in the future for the iPhone 4. I can live without the better camera for now.
I am impressed on one level, but I thought this is what they should have delivered when they announced the first iPhone 4.
I have an iPhone 4 and love it, but even I was left disappointed with what they showed. Siri Assistant demonstration was the only thing that blew me away in the conference. How Apple can not release a phone with at least a few changes in the looks (thinner and bigger screen) is beyond me!! This was the prime company to boast about thinness and great looks and now it's again regurgitating the same thing from 16 months back. With the 3GS, Apple was dominant, but at this point of time, I doubt they could risk not launching the iPhone 5 (in fact, Apple stocks just fell 3% as we speak). I thought this was the best time for Cook to reiterate to it's stake holder that Apple still is the most dominant force (which it still is), but still I can only see this garnering negative attention from the media and people. On a Software point, I am impressed. iOS5 is looking to be perfect and can easily be the most intuitive experience out there, but from a hardware stand point, no bigger screen = no buy... I'll wait for the 'true iPhone 5' or Prime coming soon...
I might actually upgrade from my old 3G now. The specs on this phone are amazing, and importantly, it actually has a decent camera for once, which is what I've been needing for years.
Im in the same boat, my 3G is chugging along now. My wife has the 5 and the screen clarity and the speed that everything loads up on it is awesome. The fact that they are saying that this will be faster than the 4 and will allow the wireless syncing and the ability to remote view on the tv (wii u) I think I will bite. I wanted to wait hoping that this would be the 5 and get us a bigger screen but I am gonna snatch one even without the bigger screen it will still catch you the best pic/vid views.
I honestly believe that if you have an iPhone 4, there is no need to upgrade. But that's just me, Millions of people will probably upgrade.
No need to upgrade??? It' a dualcore iphone 4 really. its not like with the 3gs whuch was exactly the same as the 3g but wih more are and a bit faster processor speed.This one probably gonna be twice as fast. I moved on from apple but they took way too long to finally release a dualcore phone. Probably by the end of this year we will see new 4 core phones hitting the android. They should have announced this on june but the kept on milking the iPhone4. Sad...
What's the point of all the power if it obliterates your battery? With phone games being simple quick things, there isn't a point in having good graphics hence no need for power.
not going to upgrade.. camon theres hardly any new things :S they are saving the 4inch screen for iphone 5, i see..
Well apart from the Processor.
I for one am upgrading for sure. It's a great phone and I am currently a 3gs user who honestly didn't see much reason to upgrade to the iphone 4 when it came out. Now I do. If I was an iphone 4 user I most likely would not upgrade but being a 3gs user then yeah its a great upgrade for ya. I think this is a great addition to the iphone products and in my opinion it makes the iphone still on top of the game. I wonder thou what is it exactly that people want in the iphone 5 that this phone doesn't have? This thing almost has everything you could want to perfection really. Bigger screen? Really?? If apple added all this an a bigger screen people would still bitch about not changing enough things and slapping a 5 on it. I guess some people bitch about apple but they can't wait for apple to do just some form factor change just so they could walk around to show off their new gadget rather than actually use the thing!!!
Meh. I bet millions of apple fanboys are wetting their pants all over the world right now. Android>iOS
I wont even bother to argue. Go tell android to stop copying so much from apple
lol, why you trollin brah?
Like how Apple copied the speech thingy and the notifications? (The only new things in iOS5) ?
no android not copying apple, they're copying microsoft, thats why samsung has to pay $10-15 per phone. And probably they will have to pay apple sometime in the future.
Seriously, there is no need to start some kind of War over this, want iPhone 4 get it!, want an Android Phone Get It!. Cheez.
You know, just in my personal experience I've never seen an apple fan outright start dissing android for no reason. Almost every single time it's an android fanboy with a misplaced superiority complex just starting on apple and putting them down. And I'm so sick of it. Enough people have tried converting me to android before, seriously the next guy I meet that tries to convert me, I'm just going to tell them to stfu and shove their phone up their arse. It probably wont damage the phone anyway cos the batteries normally dead
Was sort of meh. You couldn't help but check off the many features and milestones Android has already accomplished. With Ice Cream sandwich for handsets so close, i'd advise to wait and see more before darting to Apple. Predicting: The next iPhone will be themed on sound quality and refinement.
Which is what I'm guessing they were saving for when they ran out of technical and software features.
it will never be #1 without steve jobs,its just another smart phone now
Agreed, it would be really interesting to see how well it does without "Jobs".
Yeah right and Willy Wonka candy will never be the same without Willy. Steve is STILL heavily involved with Apple. He's just not CEO anymore and besides the folks that matter most (R&D, Prod design etc.) have not gone anywhere. Not sure why people were going apeshit expecting the iPhone 5. It was too early for a whole new product rev (you gotta know the Apple product tide) and besides the 4GS is pack'n the A5 (if there was an iPhone 5 release it would have been the same processor). I'm gonna have fun throwing some more intensive projects at it. The iphone 4GS got a nice overhaul with tech that will be intergrated into the next generation of iphones, just as with the last 3GS (which sill lives strong) and much like the common Apple product refresh process. Patern?...yes also method. Stop being negative geez.
sticking with my 3GS :)
I got an iphone 4 last September as I personally thought it was the first full spec phone that apple had released. The iphone 4s is just a progressive upgrade and to be honest unless I was going to get a significant discount on an iphone 4s (which I highly doubt) then I see no need to upgrade my iphone 4. IOS 5 will bring the 3Gs, Iphone 4 and Iphone 4s into line platform wise and everything will be compatible accross all 3 appear wise. unless you are due an upgrade or in need of a new handset the iphone 4 will be more than enough.
LOL at all the sad Apple fanboys that commented above me.. You all thought you were going to get a new iPhone that will make you jizz your pants but instead you got the same design with two new things that are not even needed..
Same small screen, same design and it took them 18 months to make it.
Samsung Galaxy S 2 was released 6 months ago and it's still stronger than this iPhone. Wait 2 more months and the iPhone will not be even considered a worthy competitor
Do you shag your phone at night? I don't even care about apple, I just happen to have an iPhone. But you android fanboys actually make me hate android so much now that I'll never buy one. Its unbelievable how massively fanboyish you guys are. Remember to wash your phone once your finished with it
Im lovingly this galaxy s2. ;-)
There is no mention of "Galaxy S2", so why did you.......Ohh, you're Him...... The Troll.
Cause I can post what I want fish.
anyone notice the A5 processor? thats the iPad 2 Processor, inside a phone. And I'm pretty sure currently its the fastest phone on the market. if disagree, feel free to tell me what is faster!
Huge let down. They're basically just matching the Droid offering on an iPhone 4.
If this was released around a year after the iPhone 4 it would be a pretty good update, the problem is it's more like 15 months now. People complain about incremental updates, but it's really not much different than most companies. Know the release schedule and buy accordingly (that also means not getting crazy hyped for the release too, lol). Or not. In this case the disappointment is valid. The speed update does seem significant compared to the 3GS vs the 3G and the processor is a step up. When it comes to stuff like the camera, while the iPhone 4 camera only was 5 megapixels, it competed quite well with its competitors given it had a relatively good sensor (I say relatively since we are talking about phones and not legitimate cameras), and likely still does. At the same time, I'd probably go with the Galaxy S2 if I were up for another phone. Either way, I wouldn't probably upgrade my phone until next year. I'll probably ditch my EVO for whatever Samsung Galaxy phone is out. After HTC's recent massive security issue and going through a few problematic EVO's (including horrible battery life) I'm eyeing Samsung hardware a lot more. But I'm also looking at WP7 after the Mango update, as it has improved a lot. Seems more of a professional/business OS which is appealing to me. I'm somewhat glad they didn't jump to 4g, and while 4g is nice, I wish companies focused more on battery life, which has always been an issue with Android. From what I understand the iPhone 4s can theoretically support up to 14.4 Mb/s via HSPA if available pretty much putting it on par with 4g speeds depending on the carrier. In which case, that's good. Even 3g speeds aren't that bad if your carrier has a fast network. If that means better battery life, then good. I switched to Sprint, but I used to live in an area where AT&T 3g was actually pretty good and about 2 to 3 times fast than Sprint and a little more than Verizon. I can live with good 3g, but that is my one gripe with Sprint is that 3g is so slow with no signs of 4G coming soon for upstate NY until later next year. At the end of the day though, iOS has a massive developer backing, a solid ecosystem and if a simpler OS is more appealing, I see little reason not to jump on in. We can spec-whore all day, but it still is a significant player in the game and still offers a solid experience. Either way, if you want to keep up to date with any gadget, you are going to spend money. Hating on a product simply on price seems a bit silly to me. If you're fine with that and can afford it, more power to you. If not, don't buy it. I don't hate BMW's because I can't afford them :P . I hardly see a yearly release schedule an issue. In this case though, Apple waited too long to release the iPhone 4S.
Wow. The amount of random apple hate on this website is unbelievable....
Apple is running out of ideas for their devices, I believe most of the possible features of the device were putted already in their idevices.. No more to include other than dual core
I am no fan of apple. I didn't even want iPhone until my cousin persuaded me. So I got the white 3GS back in december 2009 and my cousin had 3G. It was and still is the best phone I've ever had. The low res camera has never been short of amazing and video recording too. The difference between 3G and 3GS is much more apparent than one might think since it had a higher colour and contrast screen and better power. That power alone managed to deliver superior video quality compared to no video recording. I took over a 1000photos with it in holiday. It had 100% app support than compared to only most. Some apps that were compatible with 3G didn't even work most of the time I.e TomTom, which worked like a charm on my 3GS. Although androids have better cam quality, screen and power, the intuitive ios and app store is what makes me stick to the iPhone. The incremental update of 4S will likely bring forward a new foundation for app development due to the high process power which therefore will limit my app choice for my 3GS. I may upgrade to 4S but am still happy to keep 3GS for another year.
Not even 4G? ummm...does anyone else see a problem with this...
There is 4G LTE capability....
Nope. There is not.
Because of network limitations right?
I believe via HSPA it can theoretically reach 14.4 Mb/s which pretty much is on par with 4g speeds (in fact I think Sprint, but depends on the network I would think. If that means improved battery life, that's a good thing. 4G is good, but battery life is generally horrendous on it. One of my biggest gripes with mobile technology is hardware companies not improving battery tech in their hardware a lot more.
Im still loving my HTC Desire HD
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