Now that the introduction has been made, and the specs are released, the Apple iPhone 4S has been outed for what it is. The device is an Apple iPhone 4 with a fairly substantial improvement in software. The problem is that most of the improvements only match current Android specs such as HSPA+ connectivity. At the event, Apple tried to show that the iPhone 4S is just as fast as some other Android models using HSPA+, but the truth is that the chart really should have been used by Android manufacturers instead of Apple to show non-techies that despite Cupertino's constant propaganda, it is the Apple iPhone 4S that is just now catching up to the speed of other Android 4G models using HSPA+ pipelines.
Android smartphones are supposed to have quad-core under the hood by Q1 2012. And we won't start another fanboy squabble by discussing the 3.5 inch screen on the Apple iPhone 4S as compared to the 4.52 inch display on the Sprint and T-Mobile variants of the Samsung Galaxy S II.
This is not to say that the Apple iPhone 4S is not a good phone. Nay, it might even be a great phone. But since in many ways it is just bringing Apple up to match Android specs, would Verizon pass on the Samsung Galaxy S II for the Apple iPhone 4S? Or could it be that the Google Nexus Prime, with its Ice Cream Sandwich goodness, will be truly amazing. Don't forget that anonymous 4Chan poster who claimed to have played with the device and passed along what he believes are the specs of the phone. The Google Nexus Prime will supposedly be equipped with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a 4.65 inch curved glass display with 720p resolution. 16GB of storage is on board and a 2000mAh battery powers the phone. According to the anonymous source of this information, the Google Nexus Prime is why Verizon said no to the Samsung Galaxy S II. And now that Samsung tells us that "Something BIG is Coming", we can only agree.