iPhone 4S Review Round-Up
Reviews of Apple's new iPhone 4S have started trickling in, ahead of the phone's October 14th launch in the United States.
The iPhone 4S is one of Apple’s less dramatic updates, but, when combined with the Siri, iOS 5 and iCloud features, it presents an attractive new offering to smartphone users. Some may be content to skip the new hardware and just enjoy the software and cloud features with older models. But those buying the phone will likely be happy with it.
I’m happy that Apple decided not to change the form factor even though they had to know there would be some backlash from a certain segment of the population (read: idiots). Instead, Apple focused on the other thing they do best: refining already great products to make them better. The iPhone 4 was a great product. The best smartphone ever made. Now it cedes that title to the iPhone 4S.
And Joshua Topolsky from This is My Next says:
This is the easy part… kind of. If you’re an owner of an older iPhone, or someone looking to switch to an iPhone from a different platform, there’s never been a better Apple device to buy. The iPhone 4S is an astoundingly good phone. Between the hardware (both inside and out) and the software (iOS 5 as well as third party offerings), it’s just kind of an awesome package. The lack of LTE, a larger display, or a new design may put off some buyers, but that won’t change the fact that 4S is a force to be reckoned with.
The iPhone 4S will be available in Singapore from October 28th. And even though Apple has stated that Siri, the new AI feature only shipping on the 4S, will not be available in all countries, we've heard from a little bird that chances are high it'll be coming to Singapore. We'll see. Until then, here's two video demos of how Siri works in the real world:
If you're still undecided about whether or not to get an iPhone 4S, click on over to check out the early reviews, check out everything you need to know about the iPhone 4S (including estimates of the local price), or wait for our local review coming soon.