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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, 14:15

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


if its a TRUE world phone, it would include Tmo's HSPA+ signals as well, if its a crap world phone, it wont.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 18:21

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


Verizon's LTE gets over 14mbps easy in actual use. xD

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:07

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


I remember how people used to tell me that the new iphone was going to be the best phone ever built, and I would always respond by saying "no one really knows what the new iphone will have or even what it will look like"
Now we know, bigger camera, bigger processor, voice command and better antenna
No LTE, no HDMI, no DLNA, no Flash , No 4 something inch display
But don't cry Apple lovers, I'm sure the iphone 5 will be best phone ever built !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:13

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


Yea it will come out next year with 3.7inch screen at 640x960 pixels, 1.2ghz dual core cpu. 1gb ram, 8mp cam and 1080p video.

by that time the likes of sgs3 could be on 4.5+ inch screen, 720p screen, 2 ghz quad core, 1.5g or more ram, 10+mp camera, 720p at 60fps and 1080p at 60fps for starters never mind main course.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:10

82. tq3866 (Posts: 25; Member since: 20 Jan 2011)


Apple f#@ked up. Really your releasing the "iphone 4s"? Is that what all this hype was about? SGS2 blows it out of the water, cant wait to get a real contender worth my money.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:13 4

86. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Oh my goodness. What are android fanboys doing in here? It's not like you guys are ever buying an iphone anyway, hahahaha. What were you guys expecting? A quad core phone? Lol.

As an iphone user, the only dissappointment I have with the ip4s, is the 3.5 display. I was really hoping for a 4" display. But I guess they don't want to lose the retina display ppi. The rest of the updates are quite impressive. The redesigned antenna for instance. Its snappy 8mp camera with other goodies that come with it that would make it at par with a point and shoot camera. Its A5 dual core processor. Increased RAM. Even better battery life. The awesome assistant Siri. Plus more. Those are all notable updates for the iphone. And even without the larger display that I was hoping for, it's still worth the upgrade. Guess what? It will outperform the rest, which would still make the iphone, the phone to beat. Remember, the single core ip4 was competing with dual core smartphones. This new dual core ip4s will do just fine.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:19 3

102. Sniggly (Posts: 7000; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


8 megapixel camera. Great. So now it's caught up with the rest of the world in resolution. And it takes pictures quickly? Great! The maximum difference they demonstrated was two seconds. 1. 2. That's all the time difference. There aren't many photo situations where two seconds is all the difference in the world.

And now it'll be on par specs wise with my 100 buck Atrix which was released back in April. Awesome. And it might not have a death grip on the antenna anymore. Fantastic. The assistant Siri, which is in beta and will chew through your data allowance.

Sure, they're notable updates, but there's nothing here that really, honestly, leapfrogs the iPhone ahead of everyone else. It's really just putting it slightly ahead of what's available at every store right now.

And before the iPhone is actually released we're going to get an announcement from Google and Samsung which could very well involve the Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich, which has the potential to render the iPhone 4S BEHIND THE CURVE BEFORE ITS RELEASE DATE.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:36

117. stealthd (Posts: 956; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


Uh no.

First to 8MP on a phone is pointless. Evo had 8MP when iPhone 4 had 5MP, 4 was still the better camera because of the backlit sensor. Only other phone out there with a backlit 8MP sensor (that I know of) is the mytouch 4g slide, and let's face it, no one knows it exists.

And the Atrix is not "on par" with the 4S. A5 overall performs better than the Tegra 2. And the SGX543 GPU obliterates everything else available right now.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:39

122. Sniggly (Posts: 7000; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I don't know, my gaming experience and overall usage on the Atrix are both spot on. I don't experience any of the occasional stuttering I experienced with the Droid X.

The point is that this phone they're releasing is not blowing any doors off of anybody, and Apple's investors agree with me. Their stock has already dropped 5 percent.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:38 1

121. Whateverman (Posts: 3198; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I was just about to comment on how none of the usually very vocal iOS fans managed to show up today to falsely claim victory over Android yet again. But then a last second refresh and there you were. This has to be a huge disappointment for many iOS fans everywhere, but I have got to give you credit for standing up for your favorite OS.

I don't agree with you on any of this, but you get a thumbs up for being the only one to take on this entire room by yourself.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:13 2

87. SpongeBallSquareCock (unregistered)


Beginning of the end for apple. im so disapointed that im about go buy a GalaxyS2

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 16:18

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


dont hesitate to buy a galaxy s 2

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:13

90. Krcarr (unregistered)


Wow! HUGE Disappointment! No wonder their stock is already falling.....2 upgrades, big deal. So sad. So underwhelmed.....Just don't get it, they put out just enough to be able to have something in the future. what ever happened to present innovation!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:14 1

93. Dave Fl (unregistered)


Im outta here with my 3GS not waiting any longer. Im looking for a bigger screen, 4g android or win mango now. And I do hate my iPad, uncomfortable as all hell to hold.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:14 1

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


iphone 4s still going to sell like fire sadly...cant wait for the jailbreak team to bring siri to current iphone 4

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:17

100. cncrim (Posts: 501; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


it's wont be that easy anymore...... Apple no longer sign SHSH for IOS 5, so everytime your phone get update you cant do back. Jailbreak will be harder to come by.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:38

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


apparently the jailbreak team already have 5 exploits for the a5 chip so hopefully it wont be too hard

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:15

97. cncrim (Posts: 501; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Hahahaha that will be a big disappointment to all the Ifan boy out there.

Now, I can say Iphone stock will drop....... Androiddddddd rule, it will take over from here. All Apple can do now is sue to grow, 'cause Google all ready come up all crazy ideas.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:15

99. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6443; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Their are phones you can take pictures/videos with full 1080p. GALAXY S II DROID BIONIC. And their also phones that's larger than 4" like my 4.3" Atrix 4.5" GALAXY SII EPIC TOUCH, DROID BIONIC 4.3". And my Atrix is larger than the IP4S

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:19

103. XTREEMMAK (Posts: 8; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


Step 1:
Copy+Print Document with iPhone 4GS, specs, and release information.

Step 2:
Shred it

Step 3:
Reminisce about how much time you've spent checking for updates on this stupid phone and not buying something else like the GS2.

Step 4:
Work the total amount of hours you've spent

Step 5:
Donate that money to charity

Step 6:
Even

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:20 1

104. Chakra (Posts: 120; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)


Now now... what do you expect from a company that spent all their money innovating patent law litigation? You really didn't expect them to put it into their products did you. That's the new apple innovation, if you can't build a better product and bring to market, prevent others from doing so.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:21 4

106. krysis (Posts: 76; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)


can't wait to buy this!... Then put it on craigslist for 700 or trade for a nexus prime and save myself 100 bucks on it

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:29

113. XTREEMMAK (Posts: 8; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


You sir are a genius!!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 18:27

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


you'd have to buy it full retail to do that so you won't get a lot of savings at all after shipping and handling.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:29

114. Immolate (Posts: 283; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


Investors and Apple fans, who were looking to be blown away by some amazing new surprise, sent the shares down as much as 3 percent. "It's been 16 months and all you've got is an A5 processor in the existing iPhone 4," said BGC Partners' analyst Colin Gillis.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/New-Apple-iPhone-draws-muted-rb-373689211.html;_ylt=AgExtSs8e4Hf9mGCIpABauy7YWsA;_ylu=X3oDMTE1MTVrNTc1BHBvcwMzBHNlYwN0b3BTdG9yaWVzBHNsawNuZXdhcHBsZWlwaG8-?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=main&asset=&ccode=

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:30

115. Ivan6479 (Posts: 244; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


LMFAO!!! This is freaking hilarious!! I do notice that taco50, galliltoking, and iKingTrust are no where to be found. So sad that Apple didn't have anything new for you guys besides and upgraded cam, processor and a little software giving you some more functionality of what Android always does.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:59 1

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


Yea I actually feel sad for them. They really tried to fight the good fight for their Apple.

However, guys you can come over to the droid army and I imagine most of us would forgive them. It's up to you guys. No hard feelings. This is all fun and games anyway at least for me it is.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:37

118. BDW2008 (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Im personally disappointed I waited well over a year for this I am a faithful iPhone fan and this S upgrade they do kills me in a day when all other phone companies have phones with these big beautiful screens the fact the screen alone is still the same just made me not want this phone all these case rumors were bulls**t same ass phone with new software and a better chip and camera my 4 is still a beast and will be more than capable of running iOS 5 I could care less about voice control f**k that I want a new design a bigger screen and everything else us iPhone fans wanna see no doubt this phone will sell but apple sure isn't getting my money for the edition of the iPhone hope they realize they made a mistake and drop the five in the spring or something if we have to wait a whole year for another iPhone I'm never changing my 4 for another iPhone I'll keep this bitch until it just explodes

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:01

137. Ivan6479 (Posts: 244; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


If you want something that is different and is more innovative then you may want to start looking at Android seeing how they are the current leaders in the market. :)

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:15

148. bstepchin (Posts: 20; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)


Wow, that's a really long run-on sentence, lol.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:38

119. RDC (unregistered)


Apple has definitely dropped the ball. Ive had an android before that totally sucked (htc evo) but I may consider giving android another shot. Since I won't be buing an 4s, any suggestions on what to purchase?

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:42

125. Whateverman (Posts: 3198; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I would say wait for the Nexus Prime, or anything that will have ICS. I think it will be well worth it.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:44

127. Sniggly (Posts: 7000; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You could also try out Windows Phone 7/8 when that comes out, or even wait and see whether Blackberry's next OS won't suck.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:40

123. Samot9 (Posts: 18; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)


Another boring device brought to you by the company who keeps doing the same god damn thing.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:40

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


atleast now we know why apple is suing htc,samsung etc and trying to take them out lol because this is all they could innovate in 15 month so they had to slow down the others somehow

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:46 4

128. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2973; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Wow isheep I bet you are so excited about getting IOS5. Aka 1.6 donut, I'm sure that 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video recording was sooo worth the year and a half wait. I mean its not like android hasn't had those features for that long!

Seriously I knew this was going to happen, that's why I joined the android army. You wait over a year for a minor upgrade that isn't worth s**t where you have countless options with android and our phones are becoming so powerful and fast that the once mighty iPhone just looks like a overpriced feature phone.

Enjoy having having true notifications that apple clearly stole from android, of course that's revolutionary right?

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:52 1

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


now we know why apple didnt live stream the event...cause they new its a joke

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 00:00

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


Not everyone's a iSheep you know :]
Everyone knows most of the features of iOS5
are ripped from android.
Personal choice is what's it's all about ;)
Hell once ATT gets the Bold I'm selling my iPhone :D

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:50 1

129. monoseba (unregistered)


what a piece of s**t a basicaly little faster and a new stupid camera what a piece of s**t!! i feel sorry for apple samgung is going to fucx them so good!!!
3.5 screen WTF?????

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:55 1

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


iPhony 4 Sucks

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:57 2

134. smdeezy (Posts: 66; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


underwhelmed...

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:04

138. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Android fanboys need to chill. What's up with the anger? Hahahaha. If you guys think that the ip4s is not a major improvement from the ip4, then be a little more sympathetic. But why are you guys so aggressively angry? Hahahaha. Apple's stock dropped. Bad sign. But it will turn around quickly when they realize that the ip4s will still be a blockbuster. But we'll see about that in the coming weeks.

I still stand firmly on what I said, that the updates on the ip4s are quite great. It is definitely a better phone than the ip4. Siri, its updated camera, faster processor, improved battery life, new notification, and icloud, will keep the ip4s an exciting device.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:08 2

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


concidering that the "who wants to buy an iphone" report that came out a few days ago said that only about 1/3rd of those that wanted to buy an iphone5 would buy an iphone4s if it was just minor upgrades, that does not bode well for apple's "blockbuster sales" projections.

well, at least we got one of u iBots out of hiding and defending your product lol.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:10 5

143. Sniggly (Posts: 7000; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


We just think it's funny that this took Apple 1 and 1/3 years to come out with. I would say that the majority of us aren't angry; we're laughing our asses off.

It's not like the 4S is a s**t sandwich, far from it. It's just going to be almost instantly outclassed by everything surrounding it, ESPECIALLY with ICS on the verge of being released.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:05 2

139. DeviantDroid (Posts: 51; Member since: 28 Apr 2011)


Bahahahhahhhahhahahahahhahahahhahahahhahahhahahaha​hhahahah

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:09 3

142. Doakie (Posts: 1251; Member since: 06 May 2009)


HAHAHAHAHAHA! WOW! I dont know if I want to call up my friends and family who are iOS fans and gloat that "Android WINS!" or if I call up and offer my condolences. All I know is that I'm so happy with their failure that I'm about to start dancing.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:32 1

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


I like that big thumps up

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:11 5

144. ATComedy (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


More evidence that Apple is no longer the leader in the smart phone world. It's the same phone! Welcome to the world of Android! Where apps are free (the only reason to have an iPhone), flash players are stock, 4G speeds are here, and innovation is not just a word thrown around because of a new camera. ANDROID IS HANDS DOWN THE BEST SMARTPHONES AROUND! The age of Apple is over. So run for the hills my iPhone using friends... the beautiful Android powered hills.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:16

149. nastynaps (Posts: 93; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I think people are ignoring a very simple fact, we are not Apple's target audience. We're a bunch of teched out dorks who care about this stuff (maybe I speak for myself here.) Apple is aiming their sites at the millions of Americans and those abroad who pee their pants at the sound of iphone. I say more power to them...stupid people should have their money taken from them. If you don't care about the specs of your phone over the name of your phone, your money should be taken from you. Apple doesn't even have to prey on the stupid, the stupid come running to them! Granted, this business model can only last so long but then surprise iPhone 5 suckas! Remember iPods? Never got one because they were always doing incremental updates: Fix this, tweak that, sell a buttload and repeat. Apple operates on the ethos "a fool and his money will soon part ways."

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 18:30

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


people that aren't us won't even be able to tell the difference between a 4S and an iPhone 4 w/ iOS 5 that's the sad part.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:25 4

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


Iphone 4s? Whats that? Bring on the Google Nexus Prime!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:30 4

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


Here here Nexus Prime!

The new flagship

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:36 3

155. Leodrade (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


i had doubt if i was going to pick and Android phone or the next iPhone? now i have no doubt at all i will pick up an Android, after 18 months of wait Apple give us this? F*ck i'm gonna have some of that delicious Ice Cream Sandwich

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:41 1

157. timescape (unregistered)


Just compare iPhone 4S with the beautiful "Sharp's Aquos 104SH monster phone"

http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/30/sharps-aquos-104sh-monster-phone-hits-softbank-next-spring-col/

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:42 1

158. fatakboy619 (Posts: 9; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)


all features are good but not again 3.5'' it should be 3.7'' but over all interesting :)

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:45 1

160. Tarbash (unregistered)


I love how Apple milks things and people get excited over old technology. I have an iPhone 4 and obviously have no need to upgrade.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:49 1

162. Leodrade (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


it's funny because before this event on every Apple news a lot of people were defending the iPhone, in this one almost nobody is doing it, i guess all of the iSheeps realized this phone s*cks and crawled back to their caves to wait another year for a "true new iPhone"

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:53 2

163. disappointment (unregistered)


What a disappointment !!...
A dual-core? And only 1Ghz!
How many months has android dual-cores on the market? ... And even better and faster than this? Only this? ... Same design, same screen ... disappointment ... after all who innovates? Android seems to be, with decent sized HD screens, better dual-cores, tons of continuous innovation...better wait for the Nexus Prime or Galaxy S3!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:58 1

164. Adm (unregistered)


wow!!!realy love the the "all new IPhone"/:)....come on one Apple give us somthing new, not the same s**t from 17 mounths ago. 1 Ghz dual core...LG did that a year ago, 512 RAM...Htc did that 2 years ago, 8 MP...SonyEricsson did that 3 or 4 years ago and this new "notification center", WOW a real breaktrough, Android has it since 2008(please Google sue the stupid fruit):-q:-q:-q

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:59 1

165. Adm (unregistered)


wow!!!realy love the the "all new IPhone"/:)....come on one Apple give us somthing new, not the same s**t from 17 mounths ago. 1 Ghz dual core...LG did that a year ago, 512 RAM...Htc did that 2 years ago, 8 MP...SonyEricsson did that 3 or 4 years ago and this new "notification center", WOW a real breaktrough, Android has it since 2008(please Google sue the stupid fruit):-q:-q:-q

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