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10-04-2011, 06:18 PM #161
10-04-2011, 06:22 PM #162
10-04-2011, 06:26 PM #163
any one know how much ram the 4s will pack
10-04-2011, 06:27 PM #164
10-04-2011, 06:30 PM #165
For more info, you should research iPhone on Wikipedia. I haven't researched this yet so I may be wrong.
Update: I researched and I was mistaken. There were 2 variants of the original iPhone. The later variant increased the flash storage. My apologies.
Last edited by Hillefied; 10-04-2011 at 06:36 PM.
10-04-2011, 06:40 PM #166
10-04-2011, 06:41 PM #167
any clue yet whether there are unlocked iphone4s and if so where would they be released?
when the i4 was released it was unlocked in many places in europe and took them a while to release it in the states...
10-04-2011, 06:45 PM #168
10-04-2011, 06:49 PM #169
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When I buy from the Apple Online Store, does my iPhone come ready to use?
Yes, if you have selected a mobile phone carrier. When your iPhone arrives, all you have to do is turn it on and follow the onscreen instructions to set it up. There’s no need to call the carrier or visit a store to complete the activation. If you have selected an unlocked GSM phone, you will need to acquire a micro-SIM from the supported GSM carrier of your choice and activate it in order to use your iPhone.
You can see the entire FAQ here: iPhone 4S - iPhone 4 - iPhone 3GS - Buy direct from Apple - Apple Store (U.S.)
10-04-2011, 06:50 PM #170
10-04-2011, 06:51 PM #171
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1. It could mean what we think, which is that you can now get any of the phones unlocked
2. It could be a catchall FAQ where they forgot to take that out
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10-04-2011, 07:02 PM #172
10-04-2011, 07:30 PM #173
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10-04-2011, 07:33 PM #174
10-04-2011, 07:52 PM #175
Definitely NOT wasting my upgrade/money on this. I'll stick with my iPhone 4
10-04-2011, 07:54 PM #176
I have the 3GS and this would work for me since I don't need 4G I would be happy with 14.4mbps just so I can stream my MLB.TV and NHL games thru HockeyStreams. Having AT&T unlimited grandfathered I never go above 5gig per month anyways. I just want a decent speed when I watch games during the day at work and when I am at sporting events.
10-04-2011, 07:58 PM #177
10-04-2011, 08:03 PM #178
So here's my theory. The iphone 5 is around the corner. I don't believe that Apple would spend 16 months between releases and not have all the things that are driving smartphones: 4G, bigger screen, sexy new form factor, etc.
I'm betting that iPhone 5 will be released Q1 and was delayed b/c there were some key hardware elements that weren't up to their standard yet. They needed to have a new offering for Christmas or def be left behind. This will be a perfect strategy. There is such pent up iPhone demand that apple will see great sales over the next 6 months from the average user that is willing to take the current offering. Most of us on this forum are pretty hard core tech hungry people, but there are only about 4.5% of cell users that are smartphone users currently. There is HUGE untapped target market for Apple right now. The iPhone 4S will satisfy the vast majority of buyers.
Once the remaining hardware elements get to where Apple wants them, the iPhone 5 will hit and entirely new wave of Buyers, revenue AND stock price jumps. Apple is one of the 5 most valuable companies in the world with a ton of cash. Any long term thinking business is looking at the 2+ year plan - not this quarter.
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10-04-2011, 08:30 PM #179
2G -> 3G
iOS 2 (woop-de-doo!)
new CPU family, new type of camera, magnetometer
new GPU, front-facing camera, gyro, retina
new CPU family
Ignoring the spec bumps (which are, as you say quite substantial) this refresh doesn't offer any new hardware. Since they only changed things under the hood, most users won't see much changed. It'll feel a little faster. Some things that crashed and burned before, won't.
If Apple says its the "Best iPhone ever!!" I agree.
But largest single upgrade? This aint it.
Last edited by raduga; 10-04-2011 at 08:35 PM.
10-04-2011, 08:41 PM #180
Double the processing power with an extra CPU core and faster clock speed. (3GS > 4 only gave you +400Mhz)
7x The graphics processing power
+512MB RAM (3GS > 4 only gave you +256MB)
+3MP on the camera (3GS > 4 only gave you +2MP)
+360 pixels on video recording 720 >1080 (3GS > 4 only gave you +240)
iPhone 2G > 3G was a complete and total JOKE. Same phone except for the crappy plastic case and the 3G baseband chip. IMO this was a downgrade b/c the processor couldn't handle rendering web pages at the increased speed and didn't have enough RAM.
iPhone 3G to 3GS was the second best upgrade with 128 to 256MB RAM, 2 to 3MP camera, 412 to 600Mhz processor (50% faster)... but still a relatively crappy screen and camera, not enough RAM and marginal CPU performance.
So to sum up... given the ACTUAL FACTS listed above the iPhone 4S is the best upgraded phone per component than the previous model to date. If they had increased the screen size all the apps would have to be re-written for a different resolution.
Last edited by Poseidon79; 10-04-2011 at 08:53 PM.