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

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!

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

Yes! The iPhone 4S is perfect just the way it is and I couldn’t be any happier with it!
4%
No! The iPhone 4S simply doesn’t provide the punch to justify the ages it took Apple to bring it out.
77.96%
I was expecting to see more, but the iPhone 4S is still fine, I guess.
18.04%

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  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB

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118 Comments

1. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 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

20. joe unregistered

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

34. Shangri-La

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

iPhail 4.0 now offered in S edition

81. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

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

56. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

61. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

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

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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?

10. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2427; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

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).

23. rcy189

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 24, 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.

26. rcy189

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 24, 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.

75. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 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!

86. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

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

95. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

111. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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

3. Crapple Is Dead unregistered

The apple Is Rotting!!!!

54. blade19

Posts: 65; Member since: Apr 29, 2011

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

4. ollie unregistered

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

5. aar0983

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 26, 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.

6. gotti88

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 06, 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

18. TheReminder unregistered

droid bionic. nuff said.

103. NVPMOTHAF

Posts: 78; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

110. AKm007

Posts: 108; Member since: Sep 06, 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.

7. evo-ninja

Posts: 31; Member since: May 23, 2011

happy about wat

15. evo-ninja

Posts: 31; Member since: May 23, 2011

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

8. dkpitman

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 24, 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.

31. cc unregistered

Hahaha... great analogy.

9. cell625

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 06, 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

59. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 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

70. Allday28

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

Still cant see the light huh? Pathetic!!

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