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Seeing most people's comments here... disappointing is an under statement. It says a lot about the new phone, what people want, and Apples own expectations... and none of them match...
10-04-2011, 04:26 PM #41
Seeing most people's comments here... disappointing is an under statement. It says a lot about the new phone, what people want, and Apples own expectations... and none of them match up. Apple needs to stop this trend fast or they won't be in phone business for much longer. The iPhone is suppose to be the standard. Instead it's now the tortes lagging behind and using ignorant people's money to bolster their company. Fail.
10-04-2011, 04:28 PM #42
The only thing it doesn't have that I wanted was a bigger screen, but I'm used to the I4, so it won't bother me. I can finally justify getting a white one, that is as long as I don't have to wait a year for delivery.
10-04-2011, 04:31 PM #43
Well. Definitively not going for the 4s. I will stay with my 4. Disappointed, but on the other side, happy, as will save some money while I finish my current contract, and upgrade only once the 5 is available.
10-04-2011, 04:31 PM #44
I think its funny that many are considering this some sort of let down or failure...?? What did you expect? The same thing was said about the 3GS to 4 upgrade..and look we all bought it regardless. I don't see Android doing anything groundbreaking on their end..I think Apple gave us enough to hold us over until the iPhone 5 officially drops. I'm satisfied, as the 4S has plenty of new capabilities and is very fast. I'll be buying one or should I say my company will buy me one
10-04-2011, 04:37 PM #45
Do not want!
10-04-2011, 04:46 PM #46
Differences between 3GS and 3G:
- The 3Gs has a much faster processor than the 3G
- The 3Gs can achieve 7.2mbps on HSDPA while the 3G can only achieve 3.6mbps
- The 2.0 megapixel camera of the 3G has been replaced with a 3.0 megapixel camera that supports video recording in the 3GS
- The 3Gs can now support OpenGl ES 2.0 while the 3G can only support 1.1
- The 3Gs has voice control and a magnetic compass which are not available in the 3G
- Dual Core A5 Processor vs Single Core A4.
- Dual Core Graphics that are reportedly 9x faster plus the additional graphics boost comparable to current-gen consoles.
- 8 Hour 3G Talk Time Battery vs 7 hours.
- The 4S can achieve 14.4mbps on HSDPA+ while the 4 can only achieve 7.2mbps.
- A true world phone vs having two spereate models. iOS no longer forked.
- A 64GB model where as the 4 topped at 32GB.
- 8 Megapixel Camera 3264x2448 Resolution, 5 Lens, Backside Illuminated CMOS.
- 1080p Video Recording vs 720p.
- Video Image Stabilization.
- Temporal Noise Reduction.
- Siri Voice.
10-04-2011, 04:49 PM #47
I don't see what all the negativity is over. It's what's inside that is nice in this model. I want to take full advantage of iOS 5 and my upgrade is due in November so I'm on board. You can't honestly expect a complete facelift every year from Apple. Be thankful they keep improving and refining a good thing.
10-04-2011, 04:53 PM #48
10-04-2011, 04:56 PM #49
There is not as drastic of an OS change but, IMO, no OS pushes it too far right now either. All the tweaks added, while not breathtaking, are pretty fantastic. what huge practical advantages does any other smartphone offer?
With how well android ran on my better specd android phone this dual core iPhone with faster graphics and more memory will in my opinion blow the doors in speed off any android phone. If I ran concurrently half the apps on my android as on my iPhone 4 it was bogged down and crappy. Not to mention my battery was DONE in a few hours... I also experimented with many android tweaks and even rooted my phone, I'm not a tech noob I knew what I was doing and it didn't compare too well.
People don't understand that its not just a Spec battle its also a battle of how well the OS merges with the hardware for efficiency in running AND battery consumption.
Just my 2 cents but in the past 12 months I went iPhone --> Blackberry --> Android --> iPhone. there is a reason I went back to the iPhone and it would take something pretty drastic for me to ever switch back.make it a great day!
10-04-2011, 05:02 PM #50
10-04-2011, 05:02 PM #51
One thing I forgot in my list, if I read it right, the 4S will finally let you CDMA folks to use voice and data simultaneously. Something the GSM users take for granted.
10-04-2011, 05:04 PM #52
Man! It's so good to hear people being realistic and appreciating the new iPhone, anyone else noticed for the first time today five or six sensible comments in a row :-)
Guess the forums tone changes once the kids go to bed :-)
10-04-2011, 05:22 PM #53
10-04-2011, 05:25 PM #54
For me, I was wanting the larger screen, other than that the new 4s does everything they could do. Am I going to upgrade, probably, the camera is deffinitly better and the way I view pictures is they are a once in a lifetime chance, you will never be able to go back and redo them. So if I can have a better camera in the same package then I will. Yes carrying a slr would be better but not always practical. Also the Sira might be good.
As for an iphone 5, it probably wont come out till this time next year, so it is still worth updating.
10-04-2011, 05:29 PM #55
I really had my sights set on a larger screen and new form factor...As is I'm happy to keep my iPhone 4 for another year. Oh and I see a ton of people referring to next years iPhone as the iPhone 5. You're all stupid. It will be the iPhone 6. Tards...
10-04-2011, 05:42 PM #56
I still love my phone, and wouldn't trade it for a Droid in a million years.
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10-04-2011, 05:49 PM #57
10-04-2011, 05:56 PM #58
Honestly, it's no iPhone 5 but what dies it really have that the iPhone 5 was supposed to? I mean honestly, a SLIGHTLY bigger screen and different design are not that important and as for NFC, it isn't widely adopted enough to be practical. Everyone has to realize that apple isn't the one putting out these rumors, and anyone with and iPad 2 will know that an A5 processor is a great thing. This phone may not be groundbreaking but the combination of hardware and software is defiantly still competitive. Fanboys and haters just need to calm down!!!
10-04-2011, 06:08 PM #59
Wow, Apple just added stuff that no one wants, seriously a better GPU? Really? Why, the only way you'll notice any difference in games is if say Uncharted 3 or Gears Of War 3 showed up in the App Store, Angry Birds sure won't get any better.Notification light, OLED screen would have been preferable and it didn't give a "wow" factor like the 3GS did from the 3G.You can't add a 8MP CMOS camera and not give it a dedicated button and swap the volume buttons side so you can use them as zoom.After this poor launch, I think iPhone 5 next year will be a super major upgrade.
10-04-2011, 06:16 PM #60
iPhone 4S is the scapegoat for Apple to jack up the price on iPhone 5.
Last edited by Ikemann888; 10-04-2011 at 06:21 PM.