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

0. phoneArena 04 Oct 2011, 14:54 posted on

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. Nevertheless, most of you have probably expected...

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posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:59 16

1. madmikepr (Posts: 110; 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: 50; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


iPhail 4.0 now offered in S edition

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 18:16 4

81. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; 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: 7025; 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: 909; 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: 1997; 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: 3209; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


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

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 20:06

95. Sniggly (Posts: 7025; 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: 13905; 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: 60; 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: 274; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


Still cant see the light huh? Pathetic!!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 23:56

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


what a horrible move. wvga and qhd screens don't even come close in comparison to the retina display. In this case bigger is not better.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:08 1

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


this is a sad day for apple fans

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:10 3

13. WhiteMexican (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


Truly disappointing apple...truly

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:11

14. shannbholla (unregistered)


All this hype was for nothing. Apple will release an I phone 5 next year with LTE.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:15 1

16. AndroidWillAlwaysBeBetter (unregistered)


After a year and a half apple comes up with this crap again. You come out with one phone a year and they barely upgrade anything. When i heard the the iPhone 5 will have a bigger screen and resolution i was like hey i might go back to iOS but no you come out with a phone that is going to FLOP. Apple im glad your stocks fell and that you not going to get many sells out of this. I see why you added sprint theyre customers base could pick up your loses and i doubt that is going to happen now. Apple needs to step it up or else theyre going to lose more of their followers. Now it looks like the Nexus Prime or the S3 is for me.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:15 2

17. andro. (Posts: 1952; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


im delighted to be honest,all this rubbish from islaves splurting out their mental pr programming that iphone 5 will whip us all and change everything again then all they get is treated to last years phone with an s added onto it!!!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:15

19. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I still think the iphone is the phone to get on at&t and verizon until the prime comes out its a toss up between that and a bionic. However on sprint i feel the sgs2 is the phone to get. I am disapointed for sure was expecting something big but we still got a great proccesor a great camerea 4G the fabulous new ios 5 with imessage notification bar and ota syncing all which is very cool. Along with a great battery in a easy to work phone that can fit in my pocket. Not that bad of a day then.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:19

25. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Ment to say on verizon its between that and the bionic for best phone until the prime/razors comes out.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:19 2

27. SoWhatYoureSayingIs (unregistered)


So youre saying, "Since Apple got all of the Android updates such as ota updates, drop down notification bar, Blackberry messenger, and a voice control beta that most people wont use", NOW you have an OK phone? lol

You could have bought an Android and had pretty much ALL of this...MONTHS AND MONTHS ago, with OPTIONS!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:25

36. cc (unregistered)


Years ago...

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:41

50. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


We got more polished features though were as android gets the beta verisons. I am not trying to say android is bad i like them on android to as they both have stuff the other doesnt. The iphone 4 is still a great phone the iphone 4s has a couple more nice things now.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 16:12 3

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


siri is beta also...agree though apple products are more polished but android with ICS is if the leaks etc are true is even more streamlined...never had an issue with gingerbread to be honest...as long as its on the right phone such as the s2 then you see how smooth android can really run

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 00:03

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


You forgot the issues....... Look at the Verizon phone's for instance. 2.3 updates. Tisk Tisk. At least we know that ios 5 will work. Hey check this out "sowhatyoursayingisi'manidiot" voice control is not even close to good on the android phones. You can pretty much use it like 3.5 percent of the time and I think that I am giving too much credit there. Second, the notification bar on the android phone looks stupid. Third, the OTA updates on the android phone..... I don't even want to get started. Talk about premature.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 07:09

112. remixfa (Posts: 13905; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the nexus prime wont have that issue. its a NEXUS.. all updates come direct from google and bypass the carriers. that is the point of the nexus

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:17

21. jtmarich1985 (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


I'll stick with my "slow picture taking" Bionic! The iPhone is still ***.....now its just ***, faster!!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 16:51

72. BarneyDroid (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


We are getting an update in mid-November to fix the camera issue! ICS? possibly

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 00:06

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


ICS.....Remember when Gingerbread first came out. It did exactly what the name intales and crumbled under pressure. Hate to say it, no actually I don't, but ICS will probably cause 60% of android users to have issues just like Gingerbread.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:18

22. xfgbdf (Posts: 12; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


What i don't get is this Verizon said they opted out of the sgs2 because it couldn't compete with the iphone 5???WTF!!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:18 2

24. JGuinan007 (Posts: 634; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Where are taco and the miz this is sad I wonder what they have to say about this.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:28

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


They were found in a small dark room shaking, crying, and cuddle up in a corner.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:20 2

28. Whateverman (Posts: 3200; Member since: 17 May 2009)


This was like a REALLY late, yet hilarious April Fools joke. All the gloom and doom that was predicted for iOS 5 to destroy Android, and all iOS fans got was the 4s! Probably a great phone just as the ip4 is, but not quite the bad ass iOS fans expected.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:20

29. linguistisch (unregistered)


This is still an amazing phone people. I'm not a fanboy, I'm into Google's philosophy, but let's be honest here. Everyone wants this super phone to come out when really the iPhone 4S is actually still a great phone if you take the time to appreciate what it is instead of what it isn't. Should it have had LTE? F*&k yeah. But beyond that they just released an entirely new phone from the ground up just over a year ago, and this update still holds its own with a dual processor, a screen that still hasn't really been beaten, and now Siri which looks pretty interesting. The camera? Meh. As a photographer I think any camera in a phone is a last minute resort because I don't have a real camera on me at the time. Having said this, enjoy what you have. I'll wait for the Prime or Vigor and enjoy the LTE spoils.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 19:19

90. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)


No NFC and the AWESOME (.. sarcasm) gorilla glass are kind of weak... I wish those had been updated. Apple had a lot of potential to continue their dominance in the market and climb exponentially in market share within the next few months, but they dropped the ball... I was waiting for the GS2 and the iP5... not impressed with Apple :(

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:20

30. Marion (unregistered)


Well I'm disappointed. It took this long to bring out a new phone and it is only an improved version that has none of the features I was hoping for......like a bigger screen.....that stinks.

After waiting and waiting to buy a phone to see what the new iPhone was going to be (and thinking it would be the one I would buy), I guess I'll go get the Samsung Galaxy II S.

I can't remember when I've felt so disappointed and let down.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:22 1

32. OllielovesAndriod (Posts: 22; Member since: 07 May 2011)


Taco is probably crying! XD

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 16:19

66. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6479; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Its nice and quiet today dont even see taco or the miz. Youre right they must be crying.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:22

33. willywill_evo (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


yessss..sad to see all those iphone fanboy sad face

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:25

35. Boti95 (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Sep 2010)


I see that the votes answer everybodys question.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:27

37. willywill_evo (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


ooooo what about that guy that is camping in front of a apple store....did he pack all his stuff already...somebody check is blog

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:28 1

38. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2984; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


This is the biggest flop, disappointment, and whatever else is negative in the history of technology

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