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Apple iPhone 4S is finally announced!

0. phoneArena posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:58

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, 13:13 2

13. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

woops....called that one out to soon haha. ok they have a 8mp camera :P

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:12 1

84. stealthd (unregistered)

Uh, they have hotspot and HDMI (via adapter, just like the SGSII).

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:10 8

11. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)

As a salesperson, how do you even convince someone to replace their old iPhone 4 with this "new" iPhone 4?

Its already smooth and fast so besides adding hair follicles to the monsters on Infinity Blade, what will be the selling point?

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:21 3

19. XxVerbaixX (unregistered)

on what planet do u live that u actually need a "sell" and iphone to the isheep? sell android, clerk out crapple.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:28 2

30. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

then tell its cool they will fall for it easily the poor saps,that cash sale is yours!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:14

91. stealthd (unregistered)

Why would you be trying to convince someone who can't upgrade to buy a new phone?

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:26

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

What's the selling point? The Galaxy SII. Just say it's the big brother to the iPhone since Apple obviously loves the phone so much :)

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:11

12. Michael V. (unregistered)

It has a 8mp camera...

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:16 2

14. paynekiller (Posts: 152; Member since: 24 May 2010)

omg so exciting!!!

I love how the editor put an exclamation mark after almost every sentence, PhoneArena must be superstoked.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:19 4

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

Competitive, not innovative. Unless they pull a "one more thing," looks like we're not seeing anything incredible today.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:28 3

29. ilia1986 (unregistered)

They just did. Called Siri. Read the liveblog.

Oh and I bet it's only on the iPhone 4S of course. Useful for businessmen and know-it-alls. Otherwise completely embarrassing to talk to your phone.

Oh - probably no Hebrew support anyway. Meh.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:32 1

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

It also requires a data connection. There go your two gigs a month, bye bye!

Also, it's a beta release, lol. What was that about Apple not releasing features half baked? They've had a year and a half to work on this!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:44 3

43. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Yeah I almost fell of my chair. Apple releasing a BETA? taco must have committed suicide by now lol.

Oh and of course some guy will get siri to work on the iPhone 4. And maybe the 3GS. It's just an enhanced version of Voice Control ffs! Can't take that many resources!

Oh - I forgot btw. 3.5" screen until mid 2012. That's just.. pathetic. Especially when the Galaxy Note will come around and swallow this iPhone 4S for launch, breakfast and dinner.

But seriously. Anyone going to just say to their phone "What's the weather tomorrow?" in public?! How nerdy\wierdy must you be? Maybe Apple is just trying to hook all the iSheep with a virtual girlfriend so they don't feel so alone lol.

I mean - I barely manage to mutter "What time it is?" during song playback once in a week without people looking at me strangely..

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:53 3

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

LOL. I don't know. The voice controls are cool, brings us a bit closer to Star Trek, but its only advantage comes when you absolutely can't afford to look at your screen to do something. And it certainly isn't innovative enough to make the GIGANTIC DEAL that they've made out of it.

I am happy that my Atrix is still basically up to the iPhone's par specs wise, unless you count the camera. :) And how much did my Atrix cost? That's right, 99 bucks. 99 bucks with 16 gigs onboard memory, and sticking the memory card from my Droid X into it made it just as valuable as a 32 gig iPhone 4S... at a third of the price.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:59 1

60. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Well it's sure as hell is useful for businessmen and people who are always very busy. The price they pay? Same as wearing a plug AKA bluetooth headset in your ear. Probably worse. Talk to the hand. Oh, I'm sorry. The phone.

Besides - by the time Siri hit's Hebrew support - we are certain to see a similar comprehensive service on Android. Oh and available for a lot more than just one device as well.

Maybe if Siri had Cortana's voice from Halo.. ;-)

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:02 1

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

Ha, yes, and with Cortana's attitude to match. I could live with that.

I just can't wait for the Google/Samsung announcement next week. Ice Cream Sandwich pl0x?

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:04

65. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I am still suck with Apple!! :-(

But I'm excited for ICS as well. :-)

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:06 1

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

you know what would be f**king incredible? If my Atrix is eligible for ICS. I would love Google forever.

Btw, I love how the vast majority of the keynote was filler, recapping all the s**t they threw out at WWDC.

And who is up for a charity drive to get ilia the Android phone of his dreams? Poor man's stuck on an iPhone still!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:13

89. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Why not man? It's got a Tegra 2. Sure as hell it's eligible for ICS. Be it officially or via a custom rom.

And yeah I noticed that as well. It's like if they repeat it 1000 times - something will change.

And thanks, Sniggly. Maybe I should open a PA Facebook page. In any case, donations are welcomed. ;-)

I would like to order one Large-sized Galaxy Note, please, with Ice Cream on top, in a Sandwitch.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:21 1

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

LOL. We'll get right on that for you, ilia. :) Move to the United States in a couple of months and I'll sell one to you myself.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:31 1

116. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Hell I'd love to, man. Gotta move my gf, my family and my future career there too, though.

And if you watched Machete (watch it - it's freaking awesome) - they don't treat trespassers in a too friendly manner. ;-)

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:42 2

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

Oh come on, DO IT! Come to St. Louis, this is a pretty friendly city. And relatively inexpensive too. we can start an Android fan club and braid each others' hair! :D

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:54 2

131. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Hehe - well I'll keep that possibility in mind, my friend. :)

In the mean time - spread the Green Love! Apple cannot get away from this - this time. To announce just an iPhone 4S - after a much longer time of waiting than the usual year - and without a one more thing, without SJ himself, with a new CEO is a bad start for them, I say.

In AD 2011 war was beginning
Samsung: What happen?
Lawyer: Somebody set up us the lawsuit.
Operator: We get signal.
Samsung: What !
Operator: Main screen turn on.
Samsung: It's you !!
APPLE: How are you gentlemen !!
APPLE: All your patents are belong to us.
APPLE: You are on the way to injunction.
Samsung: What you say !!
APPLE: You have no chance to survive make your time.
APPLE: Ha ha ha ha ...
Operator: Samsung !!
Samsung: Take off every 'WIDGET'!!
Samsung: You know what you doing.
Samsung: Move 'WIDGET'.
Samsung: For great justice.


posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:56 1

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

Lol, you're crazy man.

The real test will be when the phone comes out. I won't get to see the launch day frenzy as an employee as I'll still be in training. But I may try to get a visit in as a customer.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:58 1

135. ilia1986 (unregistered)

When you talk unto Siri - Siri talks unto you. :)

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 17:37

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

dude..if you don't get ICS on your Atrix i'll grab a pitch fork with you. that'd be so messed up.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 17:35

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

omg you said pl0x...my friend is driving me crazy saying that all the time now. he said that's what they say on Runescape and he thought it was funny because it makes no sense at all. xD

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 15:07 1

140. Carlos (unregistered)

Lol the Atrix will eat this phone 4s (and the way things look, same goes for the iphone5) like dinner. The galaxy note will squash it like a bug and declare it not eatable.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 17:33

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

...you mean that thing that's been around since Android 2.0 that no one uses? i love how Apple thinks that voice commands are a big deal because we Android fans make a big deal out of it but we only use it to get iFans riled up. xD

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 17:30

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

it doesn't even completely succeed at that.

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