Disclaimer: I'm not an iPhone user. My phone is like the redheaded stepchild of an iPhone. Most of my friends are on iPhones or Android Phones and constantly ask me why I don't have one. The reason is this: Why would I want to buy a phone from a company that is constantly updating their product and can't seem to get it right the first time? Every time a new Apple product comes out, I groan because I know there will be a 2,3,4...whatever coming after it. I figure that I'll wait a bit until Apple tires out all of its updates and get that final product.
I guess it's cool that the 4S (no not 5 like originally planned but, there's an S now which means what? Superphone?) has a better camera (8 megapixel and can take HD video), iCloud service which lets you sync up amongst all your mobile products (it didn't do this before?), faster dual core A5 chip (but, you just know there's an A6 in the works somewhere on De Anza Boulevard), and a built-in Siri (the personal assistant app that recognizes and fulfills voice commands but, you do have this as an app on all your other iProducts).
If I were you and had an iPhone4, I'd just get the free iPhone 5 update that will be available to you on Oct. 12th, two days before the retail sale launch of the iPhone 4S launches with access now to Sprint customers.
Not going to lie -- I'm slightly disappointed by Apple's "Let's Talk iPhone" keynote yesterday. After keeping us waiting since June of last year, I expected more out of the latest iPhone. For the last three generations of iPhone, they came out with a new one about every 12 months and the successors were all very impressive compared to the former model. So if they're make people wait an extra four months, it better be good. Amazing. Out of this … more
For 15 months in the making, I was expecting a more radical update. An iPhone 5. But still... I want it. Apple, just take my money already. The voice activated phone navigation and the camera sound amazing. Also, I'm going to need a tent for October 14th.
On October 4, 2011, Apple announced the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S added a higher resolution camera (8 Megapixel) with 1080p video recording, face detection, and video stabilization, a faster, dual core processor, world phone capability (allowing a single handset to operate on networks based on both GSM/UMTS and CDMA technologies), and a natural language voice control system called Siri. It will be available in 16 GB and 32 GB as well as a new 64 GB capacity. It was also announced that in the U.S. Sprint would begin carrying the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.