Whats so special about our iphone 4s?
Still feel ripped off for buying this instead of waiting for a real upgrade...
I know the technical stuff and all the pretty numbers apple shows in their conf but in real life what do u guys think makes this 4s better than the 4?
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- 08-03-2012, 03:31 PM #2
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- 08-05-2012, 02:03 PM #9
some of you and this notion that you haven't gotten your money's worth. There are almost endless opportunities
to just return a product if you don't like it.
- 08-05-2012, 05:53 PM #10
- 08-05-2012, 06:45 PM #11
Hspa+ is not a huge jump in speeds from 3g so real life day to day use does not change much
Siri, cool first few days but useless after, i can bet most people dont use it after the initial cool factor, its pretty useless and half baked
Faster processor, again this doesnt affect day to day use and there are barely any apps/games taking advantage of the "faster" cpu
Better camera, ok it looks a bit nicer but the flash still sucks and the zoom is useless
I will never buy a .5 version iphone anymore
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- 08-08-2012, 05:32 AM #13
If you've actually used both an iphone 4 and 4S for any length of time, the differences are obvious. Of course when i say obvious, i realize there's people out there that can't tell the difference between the screens on an ipad 2 vs new ipad.
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- 08-08-2012, 01:52 PM #16
This is a great question. I had an iPhone from 2007 until early this year (ending with an iPhone 4), and I was tired of iPhone, so I tried an Android phone, and then a Windows Phone. I now have a used iPhone 4S. I love it much more than other platforms. I have to say, those other platforms are good, and there is nothing wrong with them. I am not some fanboy that hates everything but iPhone. That being said, there is something intangible about the iPhone that gives you a feeling of wellness and contentment, and thats not there with those other platforms.
I love apple and their products, i just hate how it convinces people of bs when its really not a useful feature or even a feature only for that phone. I respect them tho for being able to brainwash people so easy, if it wasnt for that they wouldnt be anywhere near where they are now, or even here at all...
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- 08-09-2012, 08:31 AM #18
I don't think i need to tell you how pitifully humorous that line of thinking is.
What BS is Apple trying to sell? The 4S was considered a refresh from them (as the 3GS was), but the phone included enough new features to easily consider it a new phone. Apple never claimed it was anything other than what it was...they put the features out there, they showed it before it went on sale, all the specs were on the market...and yet for some reason, you approach this as if Apple sold a box with "iPhone" on it to blind consumers. How did you come to that ridiculous and asinine assessment? They spelled out every facet of the phone for you before anyone even pre-ordered one, and some how they were BS'ing? Some how they are trying to sell people on features that YOU don't like, so it must be useless to everyone?
And here we are stuck on ONE feature the 4S brought to the table...what about the list of other things? Let's see how legitimate of an argument you can make when you remove the "I feel" and your opinionated overviews of the features...talk specs, talk numbers, talk factual information. The 4S brought features to the table that were unquestionably better than the iPhone 4, REAL upgrades.
You have no argument bud, and you sound like the hundreds of other trolls that make asinine attempts at stirring the pot.
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- 08-09-2012, 01:29 PM #20
I think... what he's really trying to say is that he was stupid enough to decide ON HIS OWN (NOT Apple's fault) to buy something he now thinks is unworthy of whatever false assessment he had himself formed in his mind when it was released, and now instead of only just blaming himself or learning how to read properly, he's trying to take it out on people who bought the 4S KNOWINGLY and are quite happy with it.
I guess I could be wrong...
- 08-10-2012, 05:47 PM #21
Being a previous Pre user, I still prefer the form factor of the Pre. I just wish it had more apps and had stayed available with updates. Barring that, I now have the 4s and just like with the Pre, it's the apps that people write for it that make it a nice product.
I'm extremely happy that I waited for the 4s with Siri, because I've always had a physical keyboard (Treo then Pre). Having the Siri allows me to not make endless mistakes with the virtual keyboard. I'm not sure how good it is compared to the 4, but my friends who previously had iPhone 4 said they love the upgrade.
I like the built in shortcut feature, how well it autocorrects, and the apps. There are a few favorite apps that I miss from my Pre, but those developers haven't written anything for the iPhone.
- 08-10-2012, 09:24 PM #22iMore Intermediate
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When this topic comes up, Siri is always mentioned and I think it gets a bad rap. The # 1 most useful part about it for me is while I'm driving. Calls and texts can be made without taking my eyes off the road, and I've had very good luck asking for directions. Of course, the map pops up at that point and you'll have to look at that at certain times but Siri saves me from pulling over and typing in the begin and end points.
- 08-10-2012, 11:12 PM #23
IMHO when purchasing a phone you assume a certain amount of responsibility. I was eligible for an upgrade and decided to try the iP4s after using a BB, even though I knew another iPhone might be coming out soon. It didn't matter to me. I had the freedom to choose so I can't blame anyone or anything for the result. So far I like the iP4s a lot. I just started using Siri and was surprised at how well it works for me. I'm really looking forward to learning more about the iPhone and its capabilities.
- 08-11-2012, 12:44 AM #24
IMHO feeling ripped off is a matter of perspective and opinion. Regardless of whether there is a difference between the past and current models, a decision was made to purchase the item. It's up to us as individuals to educate ourselves to make the best choice.
- 08-11-2012, 08:30 AM #25