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Apple iPhone 4S is finally announced!

0. phoneArena 04 Oct 2011, 12:58 posted on

And just like that, Apple has announced the latest and greatest iteration of its signature device - ladies and gentlemen, prepare to meet the long (looong)-anticipated Apple iPhone 4S...

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posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:20 3

17. nobody (unregistered)


There is also 1080p video recording and 8MP - watch live blog on:http://live.thisismynext.com/Event/Apple_iPhone_5_event_live_blog
Other phones had those features half a year ago...revolutionary Apple LOL. iPhone isn't a bad phone but it definitely isn't among the best or worth its price.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:20 1

18. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


WTF! Same as the old one with new camera and new CPU. Btw the Droid Bionic joke was funny. I want the iPhone 5!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:23 4

20. GH (unregistered)


A 3.5" display? Are kids the market target for the iphone 4S? Is Apple kidding us? Even the Nexus One has a 3.7" and it's older than the iphone 4. Of course iphone 4S will sell like hot cakes and Apple knows it very well, ifans are to blame for Apple resting on its laurels.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:23 2

21. Smart (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


Is that all........
Thankfully I bought my SGS II long time ago.....
It will be fun to be on phonearena now.....I guess apple fans will just hide for months to escape the android bashing......lol....
Anyways hoping that Apple does something better next time or else I really dont see much reason for people to line up outside their stores....Atleast those who own an Iphone 4.....
Adios Apple iphone 4GS......it was nice meeting you....brief was my stay though...And I am sure, so will be yours...

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:25 1

22. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


okay there's more right????

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:25 1

23. xBreWCiTy (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


LMAO! Apple fanboys waited for this lmao!!! ALL that trash talk lol. Where you fanboys at now!? LOL. An 8 megapixel camera and a dual core processor are the highlights!? LOL! Innovation!???? Really!? LOL. If that's innovation then ANDROID is leaps and bounds ahead of it's time lol! PATHETIC! That's why I'm an ANDROID user baby!!!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:26 2

24. Sniggly (Posts: 6920; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Leave it be until the keynote concludes. They could still pull a rabbit out of their ass.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:27

26. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


Sniggly is right but Trix is for kids.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:35

36. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


your right

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:53 1

51. Sniggly (Posts: 6920; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Okay, now you can commence laughter. :D

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:27 1

28. aboud (unregistered)


hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaah

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:29 1

31. Ams (unregistered)


apple you sucks! This is not a major or breakthrough upgrade atleast this new 4s should have LTE network to compete others in market. I was waiting for it so bad but better i get bb bold 9900

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:30

33. andro. (Posts: 1944; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Its so funny how bad this is,only way apple keeps getting away with releasing the same phone over and over again is with all the pr guff spoken here,islaves programming will kick in and they will buy it

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:30

34. hunted (Posts: 324; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


so apple say this is invention???

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:36

37. Vzw_employee (Posts: 42; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


Better than the current iphone , but nothing to be exciting about.
lots of phones offer those features already. I hope the price remains the same $199

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:39

38. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Ok ...
So that's all ? Only that ?
I understand why apple wants to block the android phones

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:39 1

39. xBreWCiTy (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


Well... Apple and it's fanboys are both to blame. Apple is all about marketing, they put their users second(SAD). And people will still buy this phone just because it's the new thing from apple. Plays right into apple's hand. POOR SPRINT. Just put out $20 BILLION over 4 years for this DISAPPOINTMENT LMAO!!!!!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:57

58. 87168 (unregistered)


For Sprint this isnt a waste. They have never had any previous iPhone models. This is pretty big for them and theyre customer base

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 17:41

184. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


it's good for the Now Network iSheep wannabes.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:40

40. Galaxys2...R (Posts: 46; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


Its for reasons like this I own a SGS2 because crapple are nothing but a joke.
Also the last time I checked the dictionary it said apple was a fruit and it looks like the people at apple are living upto the fruit itself because apples don't have much contents just like the iphone.

What a joke!!!

Android to the world!!!!!!!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:41 1

41. tech-head (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)


OMGWTHBBQSAUCE! lolololololololol Goodbye apple.....I'm out.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:06

73. Galaxys2...R (Posts: 46; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


This is the reason I was never in. Let me guess this time next year apple will release Iphone 5 with 3.7inch screen 640x960 pixels, 1.2ghz cpu, 1gb ram, 8mp camera and 1080p.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:41

42. Droid123 (unregistered)


now iphone 4 is outdated after the release of iphone 4S...but after seeing the specs we can easily say that iphone 4S got outdated before its release when compared to SGS2....lets hope that iphone5 can match SGS2...by that time iphone5 will be outdated by Nexus Prime and SGS3...

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:18

101. stealthd (Posts: 948; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


How does the SGS2 out spec the 4S? 4S has better GPU, matches everything else on paper.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:14 3

147. sethyvball (Posts: 46; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


But think about it, the SGS2 was released way back in April

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:46 2

161. Galaxys2...R (Posts: 46; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


the SGS2 has 1.2ghz processor where as ip4s has 1ghz, better battery, bigger screen, fm radio, proper bluetooth a wide range of video and audio codecs and the list goes on and the ip4s does not match that so i dont call tat matching everything else on paper.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 17:44 1

185. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


the 4S has the same GPU as the Galaxy S II, it's the same processor, Exynos is the A5.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:47 1

44. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


I do not know what is sadder for Apple fans. Jobs dying or this announcement of this version of the iPhone. They had 16 months and that's it? This is what they came up with?

Wow thanks Apple for the memories but you basically sealed your fate.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:47

45. CornJoel.com (unregistered)


I'm going to play a drinking game in regards to the exclamation points used in this article. (Red-bull anyone?)

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:49

46. Sniggly (Posts: 6920; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


LOL. No "one more thing." That's it until next year.

It'll still outsell the Bible and Avatar combined, at least according to Apple's sales claims, but I don't think we're going to see anything explosive come out of it.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:52 7

48. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


$400 ON CONTRACT for a 64 gb memory card in the phone!?!?!??! a $200 difference between that and the 16 gig?!?!?!

FAIL.

how much is a memory card.. like 40 bucks for 32 gig? I could get a prime, get 2 spare memory cards + whatever it comes with ,and still save over 100 bux and have way more features, horsepower, screen size, everything.. lol


I figured today would be funny, but this is too much.. lol


http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-32GB-microSDHC-Memory-Package/dp/B003WGJYCY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317754147&sr=8-1

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:55 2

54. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


Funny but sad at the same time the decline is here for sure.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:03 2

64. Galaxys2...R (Posts: 46; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


This is the biggest joke of the year

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:53 2

50. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Michael!!

Apple has officially become too big to innovate. They've lost it. They face the hardest competition and shrinking marketshare since they started this game.. and this is what they come to the playground with??? Android is bringing Andre the Giant.. Apple just brought out a circus midget.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:55 3

53. Sniggly (Posts: 6920; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


We should have a contest for the best metaphor related to this fail from Apple.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:04

68. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


yeah that would be great where is the great taco at maybe he is waiting in line to get his super duper iphone 4s hahaha

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:08

79. Sniggly (Posts: 6920; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I don't know where he's at. He's been a slippery s**t lately. He'll say something stupid and then slink away when he's proven wrong without acknowledging anybodys' posts to him on the subject.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:13 3

88. roldefol (Posts: 2859; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Really, how does one defend this announcement? Okay, so they improved the processor and the camera. And?

And I totally called it. No iP5, just an iPhone 4S with bumped up specs. Because they don't need to sell it to you guys, they just need to keep reeling in the featurephone owners...and Sprint folks now.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 17:49

186. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i was thinking they'd do both...oh well.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:54 3

52. warrenellis (Posts: 53; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


i cant believe that phonearena's servers are crashing because of this little announcement.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:56 3

55. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


isheep
A follower of the Apple cult regardless of the usefulness or real worth of the product. Believes with without question the cult propaganda which installs the almost mythological belief that what they have just bought is the fastest or most user friendly product ever, only to be re-sold the same product, with a few minor tweaks, a few months later with the same rhetoric and complete disregard for reality. Easily mislead by their own egos and think they are being unique and innovative. Often wrong but convinced they are correct. See definition for extremist, brainwashed fu*kwits. have a nice day :-)

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:57 1

56. timescape (unregistered)


I don't like Apple anymore because of their selfish business strategies. Though , I have iPhone 3GS and I'm satisfying with it. My point is : why should I buy a new iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 when I can upgrade to iOS 5 and get more than 90% of the new iphones (Daily used) features?

Upgrading iOS in my opinion kill the will to get a new hardware. The new hardware will not add noticeable difference to the older hardware when both can run the same OS with no big performance difference, in reality.

My coming mobile sure will be android device, I like Sony.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:58

59. Tristann (Posts: 76; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)


Oh thank god now I don't feel as bad for not waiting lol!
this isint really a big change really.
Better camera,Dual Core? It feels like a refresh.
Oh well. Lol @ the people who sold there iPhone 4 just to get the same phone :D
Sorta PO at the fact we still have to wait another week to get iOS 5 -.-

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:01

61. Immolate (Posts: 282; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


If Apple were trying to tank, I can't think of a better way to do it. Not even bothering to update the appearance of the phone? Motorola-level fail. 3.5" screen? No 4G?

I'm an Android junkie and even I'm disappointed. Who'd have thought that Apple's next big thing would be a phone that's almost as impressive as the average Android phone.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:04

66. Sniggly (Posts: 6920; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Hey, don't insult Motorola like that. They haven't failed this massively since their post Razr/pre Android era. And the Bionic is a really good phone, worth the wait, unlike the 4S.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:21

107. Immolate (Posts: 282; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


Au contraire mon Sniggly. Remember the Droid X2? This is Apple's Droid X2, a simple refresh. What was the dumbest thing Moto did with the X2? They put it in an X chassis and offered their fans not much to get excited about.This is such basic marketing... Cosmetic changes are necessary to sell the "new" aspect of the phone.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:27

112. Sniggly (Posts: 6920; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yeah, except the X2 wasn't supposed to be their top of the line smartphone this year. As per Motorola's tradition, refreshes of last year's top models become this year's mid grade models. Hence the Droid 3/X2 being mid grade phones compared to the Bionic, which is their top of the line phone now. Or the Photon/Atrix, depending on your carrier. And Moto's not done yet; we'll probably see the Droid Razr/HD this year as well.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 17:51

187. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


if Apple released a 4S and a 5 like Motorola did with the X2 and the Bionic that wouldn't be a fail at all. also the X2 didn't take like a year and a half to come out.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:01 5

62. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


IFail

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:04 3

67. M-Hag (Posts: 5; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


You Just Dissapointed A Whole Bunch Of People !!!!

And For That Im Not Gonna Wait In Line , Cause With Steve Gone Im Not Getting Fooled By Tim .

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:05 1

69. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


Just like I thought the defections will continue. I jumped the sinking ship in time.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:06 1

70. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


apple really are innovative

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:06 1

72. FUCKiPHONE (unregistered)


this was super disappointing. i have waited months for a new iPhone and they just slap me in the face with only a 8MP and iOS5 good thing i still want the google nexus prime. same design same sucky .3 VGA camera same tiny 3.5 inch screen size. what a waste of my 2 hours and 3 minutes tuning into the press conference release event

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:06

74. christine (unregistered)


they said the ios5 will be launched on between the 12-14th october!! i thought they were going to launch it today!!! i hope it doesnt look exactly like the ios 4!!!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:14

95. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it looks exactly the same. you just get a nice android pull down notification window at the top.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:07 4

75. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


can someone go check on our resident ibots?? taco, gallito, miz, ayephoner, and gemini have all been pretty silent since the announcement. Someone go make sure they havent jumped off bridges knowing that apple just slapped them in the face with this crap phone AND is releasing software as BETA now..

lolololololol

omg.. please.. please tell me how this is game changing.. lol

no wonder Jobs retired.. they would want his head after seeing this "update"

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:09 4

81. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


They are busy crying and punching walls. And Miz is looking for another homoerotic avatar photo.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:07

77. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


Not impressive. Apple just played catch up not much to report. I think Siri is very interesting but I think it's just like facetime, very cool but not very useful. No LTE, NFC but it is claiming to be faster than all the HSPA+ phones so that's a plus. Not enough for people to line up and cancel contracts though.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:10

83. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the phone is only capable of 14.4mbs the samsung galaxy2 on Tmobile is capable of 44mb/s, the galaxy4g is capable of 21mb/s, and so are a dozen other phones. I wonder where they get their claims from..

oh yea.. their ass.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:14

92. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


It looks like they arent even bothering with Tmobile. But you are right Apple failed by not adding LTE to the phones.

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