1. davjaxn's Avatar
    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 10:42 PM
  2. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    No, they did it with the iPhone 3G and 3GS. It's not the first time.
    10-09-2011 10:43 PM
  3. davjaxn's Avatar
    No, they did it with the iPhone 3G and 3GS. It's not the first time.
    Yeah I mentioned that in my post. But I also said that at that time I feel like Apple was still feeling it's way with the iPhone. I just find it interesting that st this point in time, with new Android devices debuting what seems kite every week, that Apple went with a (huge) spec bump rather than the flash and wow of a new design. Not bad, just interesting.
    10-09-2011 10:46 PM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    They did the same thing with the 3GS before android phones were even relevant...why is it surprising that they are doing it again in like fashion?
    10-09-2011 11:03 PM
  5. paul-c's Avatar
    Every other generation seems to be the pattern for the big jumps going forward.
    10-09-2011 11:14 PM
  6. ProMed's Avatar
    Every other generation seems to be the pattern for the big jumps going forward.
    Are you referring to external design or internal changes?
    10-09-2011 11:55 PM
  7. xlipstickandbruisesx's Avatar
    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.
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    10-10-2011 12:09 AM
  8. kikideath's Avatar
    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.
    10-10-2011 12:21 AM
  9. Timhewitt's Avatar
    Marketing by specs? You mean in all the advertising right, not in the media event. It's the advertising that defines their marketing direction..

    So far I've only seen one ad, and that's the Siri Assistant add. No specs mentioned...
    10-10-2011 12:44 AM
  10. kfreemanii's Avatar
    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 01:29 AM
  11. spuntz82's Avatar
    Bravo to this thread. Really nice read before I go to bed. Thank you guys.

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    Last edited by robsegura; 10-10-2011 at 01:44 AM.
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    10-10-2011 01:41 AM
  12. spuntz82's Avatar
    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.
    Bravo!

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    10-10-2011 01:42 AM
  13. paul-c's Avatar
    Are you referring to external design or internal changes?
    I was referring to the design mostly. The internal changes are inevitable every generation, while the design isn't as easy to pin down. But after the iPhone 4S we might have a better idea about Apple's patterns. And I agree completely that Apple knew the Sprint launch was going to be huge anyways, so they will wait till the iPhone 5 to blow everyone out of the water again. Like they did with iPhone 4.
    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 02:00 AM
  14. Farmdreads's Avatar
    They had to market the specs. Without a design change, all you have to rely on is what is inside.
    10-10-2011 02:12 AM
  15. Farmdreads's Avatar
    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.
    I totally agree with your post, but what I DON'T agree with is your ridiculously long run-on sentence! For the love of Jobs, use some punctuation, man!!!
    10-10-2011 02:17 AM
  16. chiratsu's Avatar
    I don't see it that way. 4S along with iOS 5 brings quite a bit to the market
    10-10-2011 02:21 AM
  17. xlipstickandbruisesx's Avatar
    I totally agree with your post, but what I DON'T agree with is your ridiculously long run-on sentence! For the love of Jobs, use some punctuation, man!!!
    LMAO this is a forum not english 101 anything with importance I have can and do use proper spelling/grammar/punctuation for randoms on the internet talking about a phone I really could care less about the above mentioned things maybe you should consider finding a hobby or something other than trolling the internet for other's grammar and punctuation.... and yes I meant to write this ridiculously long run-on sentence!
    10-10-2011 02:24 AM
  18. Jellotime91's Avatar
    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...
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    10-10-2011 02:31 AM
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