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Apple unveils iPhone 4S, available October 14

By Shawn Knight · 39 replies
Oct 4, 2011
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  1. Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the next-generation iPhone at a media event on the Apple campus today, putting an end to months of rumors and speculation about Apple’s latest smartphone.…

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  2. Getting one although disappointing that the screen size wasn't increased. Everything else sounds great.
  3. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 422   +9

    i soooooooooo wanna take this opportunity to laugh at apple fanboys' :D
  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 8,191   +1,256

    The iPhone 5 was a no show, disappointing to an extent but I respect when companies prefer not to tease consumers with a product that is nowhere near production. I assume that's what happened here, that and the fact that an iPhone 5 preview would have cut down on potential 4S sales.
  5. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Booster Posts: 143

    "The iPhone 4S is a world phone, meaning it can run on both CDMA and GSM networks"

    This means that all iPhone 4S are unlocked?
  6. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 8,191   +1,256

    @recipe7, I really don't think so :)

    Shawn was probably referring only to the frequency bands, "meaning it can run on both CDMA and GSM networks"
  7. Butch

    Butch TS Enthusiast Posts: 112

    Meh.. boring..
  8. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Evangelist Posts: 378   +117

    I still can't believe how much more Apple charges for a simple hard drive upgrade.
  9. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Booster Posts: 143

    Thanks for clearing that up Julio.

    Similar to the iPhone 4, do you think they will continue to have batches of unlocked iPhone 4s?
  10. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 279

    +1 All hype, nothing to get excited about. Except the millions of ****** who are going to upgrade.
  11. Tomorrow_Rains

    Tomorrow_Rains TS Enthusiast Posts: 152

    That is all.

    Now for the mad amount of profits this lifestyle is going to make.
  12. 3.5" screen? Please tell me this is a joke.
    So they improved the speech recognition so it's slightly less dog-awful? The SGS2's speech recognition is freaking amazing.

    And the "new" processor.... HAHAHAHAHA
    They can't do anything after having moved away from Samsung.
  13. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,007   +18

    All joking aside, their meteoric rise to the top seems to have tapered off. We can argue patent infringement all night long, but basically they're suing more, making enemies, and now this is sort of an underwhelming announcement, considering everyone expected the iPhone 5 to come out.

    This is what happens when hype backfires.
  14. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 398   +17

  15. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Wait, <I>this</I> is it?

    Apple actually released what is, at best, a minuscule update to an already under-powered smartphone? Say it ain't so...! :(
  16. How embarrassing lol. Now we know why Steve Jobs stepped down. What a joke of an upgrade hehe.
  17. I only have to say...just like The Gremlins Movie.........GIZMOOOOOOOO CACAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
  18. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    The dual core phone seems less impressive since there have been dual core android phones out for a while now. I honestly see no reason to jump ship from Android to Apple. That being said, if i had the iPhone 4 i would definitely upgrade
  19. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 380   +47

    Wow how lame. Same everything. Really not worth it to move from a iPhone 4 to 4s considering the speed of the iPhone 4 is relatively good already.

    But of course the Apple sheep will buy this in droves.
  20. The S on the 4S stands for Sheep. ;)
  21. not a joke of an upgrade the a5 chip will be like the phone is running on 4G and the camera is ridiculous
  22. If only Steve Jobs was still the CEO.......
  23. ROFL, looks like the iMagic on this iPhone4S has iFizzled.
  24. hhmmmm very dissapointing! :(

    I jumped ship to the Samsung Galaxy S 2 a few months ago. You can do SO much more with it... Apple bored me after a while and waaayyyyy too many restrictions for me. I like to add what i like where i like.... Glad I did now :)
  25. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,116   +13

    apple is behind on specs and pretty much everything else i mean look at the android and windows phones that are about to come out come on apple give it up ugggg but alas millions of *****'s will flock to this phone because it has a picture of an apple on it.

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