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4S he first iPhone that is marketed by specs?
I love the 4S. Looking forward to owning one. I find it interesting that the big selling point(s) of the latest iPhone is specs. It is almost like they are looking to capture some of the Android market wo are more traditionally I interested in specs of a device. I guess Apple also did this with the 3GS but I feel that Apple was still feeling their way with iPhone at that time.
Usng the same design but beefing up the insides is an interesting take an a new iPhone. Obviously the big selling factor of the 4 was the design so it's interesting they went with specs to me.
Either way, it's a great and worthy upgrade. I assume thhe iPhone 5 will be radically different and will have a good year of technology in it by the time it is released next year so it should be phenomenal.
- 10-09-2011, 09:43 PM #2
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- 10-09-2011, 10:03 PM #4
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- 10-09-2011, 11:09 PM #7
I think they made several key feature upgrades and are marketing them to the fullest to keep many current iPhone users happy and excited about the new product but didn't bother with a full overhaul because with Sprint they had guarenteed huge sales because it is the first time it is available to those on that network and I think this bought them the extra time to finish working out all the design aspects, 4g and other internal aspects just in time for all the at&t and newer vzw iphone users to be eligible for an upgrade to guarentee high sales with them and of course with the people that are diehards and like to have the newest options out there.
- 10-09-2011, 11:21 PM #8
I don't think they overdid the spec marketing. To some extent of course, by showing that it's a much better iPhone because of how beefed up it got. But, the main focus really seemed to be on how it affects the consumer. They showed how great the camera now is, how quickly you can snap photos, etc. Not to mention to largest portion was dedicated to Siri.
- 10-09-2011, 11:44 PM #9
- 10-10-2011, 12:29 AM #10
The thing about apple is they are very captivating, and they take one idea that is (in my opinion) and grow it. specs vs quailty is the game. but what things can do is starting to take the edge. Siri did it for me which is why i really want an iphone 4s, android has features of talking and responses but it still needs work. changing the playing field is what apple seems to do all the time.
- 10-10-2011, 12:41 AM #11
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- 10-10-2011, 01:00 AM #13
I am left wondering when the next launch will be. Things used to be simple with the June releases. Adding carriers has thrown that out of whack, in my opinion.
- 10-10-2011, 01:12 AM #14
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- 10-10-2011, 01:31 AM #18
I really don't think they were marketing the specs at all...
They aren't just touting 8-megapixel, they are touting the improved optics, in detail. They aren't touting the processor speed, they are touting the 2x improvement over last gen. They aren't touting the RAM or GPU, they are touting the 7x graphics improvement over last gen...
How are they marketing specs? They aren't marketing specs any more than they were last year...