Journalists from around the globe who were lucky enough to get their hands-on the new iPhone 4S have written some comprehensive reviews about the new Apple smartphone. Each of them has described the new iPhone in the best way possible. Here are a few reviews about the iPhone 4S from around the web.
According to TechCrunch‘s MG Siegler:
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.
Joshua Topolsky who writes for This is my next is confused over the fact that will people upgrade to the new phone. He says,
The iPhone 4S is a great device, but if you’re thinking of upgrading from an iPhone 4? That’s a tough call. The phone is faster, to be sure, and has an amazing camera. And of course, you can’t get Siri unless you have a 4S… but I just don’t know if any of those reasons are compelling enough to convince previous buyers to upgrade. The concept is a particularly hard sell for Verizon customers. The gap between this year’s model and last year’s model isn’t as wide as Apple would probably like.
Well Joshua has definitely not seen the pre-sales otherwise he wouldn’t have said that.
AllthingsD‘s reporter Walt Mossberg is not that impressed with the new phone.
Sometimes, as we all know, looks can be deceiving. While Apple’s latest iPhone doesn’t look different, and may not be the kind of blockbuster people expect from the late Steve Jobs’s company, it thinks different, to quote one of Apple’s old ad slogans. Inside its familiar-looking body there lurks a nascent artificial-intelligence system that has to be tried to be believed.
Jim Dalrymple of The Loop says that the new phone is the combination of all the technological wonders that Apple has produced till yet. He says,
You can look at each of the items that Apple will release in conjunction with the iPhone and be amazed with how innovative each one of them are. When you put them all together in one product like the iPhone 4S, you have an incredibly successful product that other companies just can’t compete with.
Brian X. Chen of Wired:
Apple never specified what the “S” stands for in iPhone 4S, and it may as well stand for Siri. Sure, the fifth-generation iPhone’s superb camera and speedy dual-core processor are classy additions. But Siri is the reason people should buy this phone.
Macworld‘s Jason Snell says,
Although the iPhone 4S sports a faster processor and an upgraded camera, the feature that everyone will be talking about is Siri. Siri, which replaces the Voice Control feature, introduced with the iPhone 3GS, allows you to speak commands to your phone and have it do your bidding. You even activate Siri the same way as you did Voice Control: by holding down the home button on the iPhone itself, or by holding down the control button on your wired or wireless headset.
And finally David Pogue from the New York Times writes about his experience with the iPhone 4S as,
The question isn’t what’s in a name — it’s what’s in a phone. And the answer is: A lot of amazing technology. And some of it feels like magic.
Here’s a real life iPhone 4S’ Siri demonstration.