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Apple's disappointments and successes with the iPhone 4S announcement

0. phoneArena 05 Oct 2011, 08:56 posted on

Apple's event shows it has fallen into the Mac routine, where it may not be able to lead on all features or hardware, but will on focus on its core competencies, as well as unity, experience, and customer loyalty...

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posted on 04 Oct 2011, 22:55 32

1. Teller (unregistered)

apple failed....
iPhone 4 was the climax of Apple and now the fall has started...

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 23:09 24

3. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

Apple lost it's momentum. I think their only focus now is to sue and fool people into getting more and more money! GREEDY CRAPPLE. THEY WILL BOW TO GOOGLE SOON.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 00:48 8

41. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

not really… look at how many articles were just published for this single phone… it may not be the most technical phone ever, but i bet you anything it will sell like madness and apple will again make tons of money… no joke-- apple understands their market and although i am disappointed, i am not gonna say apple failed… especially since i will be buying one myself…

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 01:15 3

53. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Fandroids are laughing now, but they will cry starting October 7th. Then they'll go back to their same lame sheep arguments.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 01:17 6

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

okay so how do you benefit from this other than the signature iFan pride of fitting in with the majority by having the same unimpressive phone?

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 01:22 4

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

i'm guessing October 7th is when something will supposedly fail am i right? like that's going to happen and even if it did there's a fat chance keeping "Fandroids" down with just one failed announcement. we'll have like 2 more in the next few months to make up for it and then some, see unlike what Apple makes you go through, we get nice announcements year round instead of twiddling our thumbs waiting for Apple and their one chance to woo us with 1 new iPhone.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 01:34 1

71. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Hey dumb fanboy don't you always scream about android having more marketshare? So hat would make you the follower not me.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 01:41 4

79. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Aww look, the Android fans are pissing tears now just because the 4S >>> Galaxy S2

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 01:47 4

84. Iphone 4S (unregistered)

Hi Taco.....
Whats special about October 7th?
Any more announcement coming?

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 01:51 9

86. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

You would claim an oblong rock with an Apple logo scratched into it was superior to an Android device designed by Hephaestus himself. Probably related to your former choices of homoerotic profile pics, but who am I to judge? ;)

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 01:56 10

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

i've never said that. i know i'm in the minority but why does that matter when i have a superior phone? don't mistake the iPhone's popularity for superiority.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 01:58 6

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

your gall is almost admirable Miz, to witness Apple's defeat and to come in guns a blazin'...i'd expect nothing less.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 02:43 5

103. saiki4116 (Posts: 400; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)

wait for october 11th prime will kick iphone4s(dumbest upgrade.....)

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 06:52 2

108. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)

Have fun playing games on a thumbnail size screen lol.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 09:05

113. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

To paraphrase...well, myself, he's chosen his horse and he'll cheer it on even if loses by a mile.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 09:06 2

115. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

taco, at this point i would be holding your "fanboys will cry" comments until after the ICS announcement next week. Apple fumbled the ball and now its totally on Google to see if it can pick it and run for the touchdown.

The 4s will sell well, but your in delusion land if u think its going to set records like the last ones did. Never before has Apple's stock DROPPED after an announcemet. Normally it jumps as everyone wants in on the gravy train. It dropped because investers were selling it off. That should be a big clue to you. Poll after poll showed apple's big sales would have been with an i5 announcement and less than 25% of those same people that wanted the i5 were going to buy a 4s.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 09:07

116. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

his horse just broke a leg and is about to be lapped by android, and he is still cheering it on thinking its going to win.

we love your delusional quips miz.. lol

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 09:08

117. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

"hey whats that? a new apple thumb reader you have in your hand??"

"no, its the i4s"


posted on 05 Oct 2011, 09:10 1

118. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

that makes no sense becuase the majority has an android phone…. so please dont argue invalid points,… and i will get an iphone purely becuase of the apps… even though android rivals numbers, it seriously is not comparable… apple has created the best app store and that is what will make me buy the iphone…. but if they release a 5 in january or something, i will be extremely pissed

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 09:12 1

119. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

Hephaestus reference! Never thought I'd see that. Brought a smile to my face =]

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 09:21 1

122. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

And I don't see Taco or Miz taking issue with any of the critical points of the article. Their only line of attack is irrational digs at Android fans. It's the phone equivalent of mudslinging because your own candidate has nothing new to say.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 09:49 1

128. deeoh1084 (Posts: 50; Member since: 30 Dec 2009)

how the heck is iphone 4s better than galaxy s2? tell me one thing that's better than galaxy s2

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 10:04

135. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

2 ways to tell someone is losing an argument:

1) They change the subject.

2) They take cheap shots.

But, since it is Miz, I would have been bummed if he would have been any different...

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 10:06 1

136. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

As the average reader scrambles to find out who Hephaestus is, Snowgator just laughs really, realy hard.

Even if you didn't make me laugh, Snigs, I would have thumbed you up just for the Iron Giant ...

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 10:20 2

139. vishu9 (Posts: 252; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)

u wish!!..keep dreaming iSheep..Android ICS is gonna make ur iOS 5 look like its from 10,000BC!..haha

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 10:29 1

142. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

It just gets frustrating when for once Taco makes a couple decent points, and when we try to engage him in discussion, rather than admit Android has any advantages, he does (1) or (2). I've had the same problem discussing politics with people who are strongly on one side or the other. Which tells me that some people's iPhone/Android fanhood has become purely emotional.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 11:17 1

159. Hizzo (unregistered)

I used the Galaxy SII (July-Sept through Amazon) after being disappointed by an iPhone no show this summer. The so called "best" Android phone out there is not all it's hyped up to be either. The screen is nice, mostly because of the size, and so was the ATT HSPA+ connection, but everything else wasn't up to par compared to my year old iPhone 4. Yes it had more features, but everything it did that iOS could do felt beta-like: from the internet browsing to the mailbox (Google Maps/Navigation is a definite exemption). The most glaring example is the quality of Apps. The ones I used (Pulse, WatchESPN, Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, Words with Friends, Chase Mobile, Skype...etc.) did not exhibit the same smoothness found in the single core iPhone 4. I tried rooting and installing ROMs a couple weeks after my purchase to make the experience better only to find that it was more of the same. Android owners bash on the iPhone for the things it can't do, but don't seem to realize that choosing to do few things really well, can be better than doing more things half assed.
Like everyone else, I was disappointed by the lack of redesign, but I'm still excited for the iPhone 4S. Just because it looks the same doesn't mean it's not an upgrade. The GSI to GSII had the same "incremental" upgrade the iPhone 4 to 4S sans the .3 in. increase in screen size.
Apple is moving forward.
Do "you" want to fall behind?
Get a Galaxy SII and get disappointed for a third time this year.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 10:53

155. aar0983 (Posts: 51; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)

that horse is gonne get his head cut off next week lol

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 11:41

163. Joak (unregistered)

Android phones have more impressive phones when it comes to specs, in other words in theory. But iPhones (with their outdated specs) will out perform android phones. Of course if u do not believe this wait for the iPhone 4s vs galaxy s2, Droid prime...any android phone tht comes out this year, videos on YouTube. Then make ur comments about how android phones are better than iPhones...if the iPhone 4s is beaten by any android phone tht comes out this year or in the past I will formally apologize to all of u android fanboys...and go and get an android phone

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 11:47

164. bobnnate (Posts: 25; Member since: 28 Aug 2011)

how will we cry October 7th. we'll just wail till Samsungs tech event when they reveal the nexus prime. and wouldn't we be crying already since the iphone 4 was already released. so apple just released the iphone 4 twice to have isheep graze on the apple.so simple.

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