Apple loyalists were excited to hear about the release of the iPhone 4S, but the unveiling wasn’t all cheers and enthusiasm. Although the new iPhone 4S was boasted as the “fastest iPhone yet,” and definitely comes with a wide variety of updates features not seen on previous iPhone, fans were hoping to see the unveiling of the iPhone 5 – not its mediocre little brother.
In spite of the great disappointment, Apple lovers and others need to be aware that the iPhone 4S is still capable of more than just simple texting and reverse phone lookup. While it may look just like the iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S does come loaded with new features that make it a worthwhile purchase for anyone with a model older than the iPhone 4.
The iPhone 4S comes equipped with an 8 megapixel camera that has the ability to take wider and more focused pictures. Even though smartphone cameras are becoming more popular for buyers, most Apple enthusiasts weren’t that excited over the camera addition – in spite of it working 33 percent faster, having a hybrid infrared filter, and allowing 73 percent more light into the camera.
What is highly exciting about the iPhone 4S is the processor. The phone is the first to have the new A5 dual-core processor in it, and is supposed to be much faster and have the ability to handle graphics better. The phone also has a new antenna system which is able to switch between two antennas to capture the best signal – improving both calling features and internet connection speeds.
The battery life has improved a little too. The new phone allows for 8 hours of calls, 6 hours of browsing over 3G and 9 over Wi-Fi, 10 hours of movie watching, and 40 hours of music listening. Not too bad.
So for those who are still interested or are just not wanting to wait around for the iPhone 5, the iPhone 4S will be available in stores on October 14th. While there are sure to be several who will refuse to buy the new phone out of stubbornness and their own disappointment, there will be more that will be eagerly ready to purchase them. So if you want one, see if you can’t pre-order with your provider.