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Are you happy with what the iPhone 4S turned out to be?

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Are you happy with what the iPhone 4S turned out to be?
The long-awaited iPhone 4S has finally been made official, and while it retains the looks of its predecessor, quite a lot has been changed under its hood. We now have a mighty dual-core chip ticking inside, namely Apple’s very own A5, and an upgraded 8-megapixel camera is gracing the smartphone’s back. And let us not forget iOS 5, which the next iPhone is going to ship with. The very latest version of Apple’s mobile platform brings along tons of new features, such as iCloud, iMessage, a revamped notification system, and deep Twitter integration, to name a few.

Nevertheless, after so many months of anticipation, most of you have probably expected the latest version of Apple’s pride and joy to be redesigned from the ground up, and not merely an upgrade of the iPhone 4. Having at least a slightly bigger display was likely what many were wishing to see on the new iPhone, and its body could have been given a fresh new facelift.

We have decided to turn to you, dear readers, as we are very curious to find out what your opinion on the matter is. Are you happy with what the iPhone 4S turned out to be or you are simply underwhelmed that this is all Apple could come up with after all this time? Feel free to cast your vote below!

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Are you happy with what the iPhone 4S turned out to be?
4%
150 votes
(150 votes) Yes! The iPhone 4S is perfect just the way it is and I couldn’t be any happier with it!
77.96%
2921 votes
(2921 votes) No! The iPhone 4S simply doesn’t provide the punch to justify the ages it took Apple to bring it out.
18.04%
676 votes
(676 votes) I was expecting to see more, but the iPhone 4S is still fine, I guess.

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posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:59 16

1. madmikepr (Posts: 138; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


I get it samsung galaxy S
apple iPhone 4S

when apple grew up it wonna be like samsung
samsung schoud sue apple for that "S" lol

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:16 6

20. joe (unregistered)


apple actually did it first with the iPhone 3GS...

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:23 12

34. Shangri-La (Posts: 72; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


iPhail 4.0 now offered in S edition

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 18:16 4

81. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


@shangri-la yea, S for stupid! lol or fat...

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:53

56. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


really? apple stole the "S" from samsung? in no way am i going to say apple has copyrighted the "S"...but did we forget that the Fascinate attempted in every way to replicate iPhone's look from hardware to the software menu icons up to the point where it could still pass as legal. smh.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 16:08 2

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


You are right !
That S is for Samsung !
But only the first Galaxy S (not the S2)

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:59 8

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


Well, so far we're seeing a tremendous negative response to the 4S.

The real test will be in its sales. But in the meantime, can we please fast forward to the Google event next week?

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:07 4

10. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1326; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I bet you PhoneArena doesn't go all out like they did today for next week. You will probably come on here and just see 4 articles that are only 2 paragraphs long with no sense of excitement in any of them.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:08 1

12. mmarceau (unregistered)


well, there is an HTC event on Thursday to hopefully inroduce a few new phones including the HTC Vigor (or Droid Incredible HD or whatever it will be called).

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:18

23. rcy189 (Posts: 26; Member since: 24 Jun 2011)


I anticipate that sales will still be great for them because of the following that Apple has in general. Not sure if it will reach the point that the iPhone 4 release had, but I'm sure they will still make their money.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:19

26. rcy189 (Posts: 26; Member since: 24 Jun 2011)


I anticipate that sales will still be great for them because of the following that Apple has in general. Not sure if it will reach the point that the iPhone 4 had on its release, but I'm sure they will still make their money.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 17:14

75. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Sniggly, the man with foot in mouth disease speaks again.

Sales for all combined iPhones will be unprecedented due to new carriers to the Apple franchise. Why doesn't Sniggly jst STFU rather than always putting his foot in his mouth!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 18:57

86. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Your bitterness is showing, dude. Tuck it back in.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 20:06

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


What did I say that was untrue?

The real test will be in sales. Right now only 3-4 percent of the voters on this poll think that the iPhone 4S is great the way it is. That leaves a whopping 96-97 percent of voters dissatisfied with the latest iPhone. Even though there's only about 2500 votes on this poll, that's pretty damn bad.

But we'll see what happens in sales. That's what makes the difference, despite the polls. I didn't say that the iPhone 4S wouldn't sell; yeah, it'll probably sell in great amounts. But only 11 percent of iPhone and Android owners said they'd buy an iPhone 4S, and only 28 percent of Blackberry owners said the same. So we don't know.

And I still want to get to the Android event next week. Is that a crime?

Now tell me where I put my foot in my mouth, and if you actually have a POINT FOR ONCE, I'll gladly admit I'm wrong.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 07:08

111. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


wait wait wait... hold your horses

sales for "combined iphones"???

arent you one of the iDiots that keeps talking about the "1 iphone against an army of androids"

now its "combined iphones"???? lolololol. nice try to slip that in there. i guess even you dont have confidence in this idiotic product...lol

who's got foot in mouth disease again? lolol

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:01 9

3. Crapple Is Dead (unregistered)


The apple Is Rotting!!!!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:52 2

54. blade19 (Posts: 61; Member since: 29 Apr 2011)


yes its called a scab... no really a scab is a type of apple worm...lol.... just jokes ppl.... :)

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:01 8

4. ollie (unregistered)


guess what! apples stocks have fallen 15% since it was announced. lol, this is going to totally backfire!!!!! :p

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:05 4

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


yes sir we should. I just hope that Android doesnt look back and it just keeps making better and better products. Quad core, HD resolutions, Better battery technology, LTE advanced and all that good stuff.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:06 8

6. gotti88 (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


so apple fans what did we learn to today..................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dont trust apple when it takes them dam near 17 months to bring out a phone

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:15 1

18. TheReminder (unregistered)


droid bionic. nuff said.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 23:54

103. NVPMOTHAF (Posts: 78; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


Well gotti88. We'll see when the sales come out for the phones. I still think that the iphone will stomp the sales out of any 3 androids combined and the only difference between the 4S and the rumored 5 was a redesign in the looks. I didn't hear anything when the droid X2 came out which looked almost exactly the same as the Droid X even though the droid x2 still sucks because it has the gingerbread OS. Android should take a page out of apple's book and perfect before they release instead of letting a 2 year old test it and push it out to lower end phones.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 05:13

110. AKm007 (Posts: 108; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


The iphone 4S isn't a worthy update to the iphone 4. It wasn't only a redesign that people wanted. They wanted a bigger screen and something that would make apple stand out again like the retina display. But sadly, all we got was something that's up to date with 9 months ago. The nexus prime being announced on the 11th now has nothing to worry about.

And yeah, google releases updates in a beta form and uses public opinion to tune it. That way, you can be more sure about the end product. But apple takes loads of time to make the update and then release it. It is no doubt good, but the fact that it was made with only the engineers opinion in mind also means that it will be a love-hate thing.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:06 1

7. evo-ninja (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 May 2011)


happy about wat

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:14

15. evo-ninja (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 May 2011)


leave work, go home, check back, maybe they will add mo

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:07 4

8. dkpitman (Posts: 35; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


That was a lot of constant refreshing the live blog to see Apple release the same phone as in 2010. Its like socks for Christmas. Thanks for the let down Apple.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:21 1

31. cc (unregistered)


Hahaha... great analogy.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:07

9. cell625 (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Oct 2009)


im really dissappointed thats theres no iphone 5 or iphone 4s that does have a bigger screen and different redesign. I waited a year for new one i defended apple when andriod users were comparing specs and no im left in the dirt with the same old iphone that andriod phones have already surpassed in terms of specs. i love apple i do i have an ipad if i had money i buy a mac book. But i cant take it no more looking at android phones and there nice displays and 4g and customizing. i ordered the lg thrill today at walmart.com for 20$ !!! sorry apple but ill come back some day = c

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 16:02

59. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


don't blame Apple...blame all these analyst that think they know what the next release will involve. they get consumers' mouths watering over all the rumors & then when its not that people blame the manufacturer for appearing to under promise. that's why you "don't believe the hype". luckily i got my iP4s back in february...8MP camera? you can keep that, my 5MP is better than my 8MP Android regardless. every device has its issues...& idk about any other carrier, but thru Verizon iPhone is the least returned smart phone sold...even w/so many 4G powerhouses in their line up

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 16:41

70. Allday28 (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


Still cant see the light huh? Pathetic!!

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