Well, after 17 months of hiding, Apple finally unveiled it's newest iPhone, the 3GS equivalent of the iPhone 4. I, honestly think this is unacceptable, but hey, where's my opinion going to get me? According to it's website, the iPhone 4S "boasts":
-An 8MP Camera/1080p video recording -iOS and iCloud -Siri Assistant voice control -Dual core A5 processor -512 MB of RAM -World phone capabilities -and 3G video calling
The new camera is nice, and according to Apple has 5 lenses to capture brighter pictures. The new OS and iCloud were announced last summer, nothing new here. What I'm really impressed by is Siri, which looks pretty cool. More RAM and the better processor were already expected. World phone will be helpful, but I rarely travel out of the country. The phone is also supposed, emphasis on support, 4G like HSPA+ 14.4 MB/s downloads, but that apparently will not be true in the US as most carriers do nit support this. And as for 3G video calling, just about every other fucking phone has this, it's about time.
I was disappointed. I, like so many others had hoped for a larger screen and 4G after 17 months, but I guess Apple will just pull some BS argument like it did with whole iOS - Flash debate. Ah well, next year is another year...
It's Apple, what do you expect? It doesn't seem too bad, but it doesn't really look like they're changing anything. I don't see the point of these new releases, they're not adding anything significantly different from their previous model. I also do not understand why people buy this stuff, I saw something on television the other day, about some guy saying he'd pay 400 extra for the new iPod, a few days/weeks before its released. What a bonhome!
Siri assistant was already a free app, and now that it's been put into the iPhone software, that's another "extra feature" charge. The camera is definitely nice, but the small screen doesn't enable the full capabilities of the camera, so to speak. The processing is nice, but Androids are still faster. I don't use iCloud or know anybody who uses it, so that seems pretty pointless to me. iPhone 4S is a big letdown to me, but I'm sure it's infinitely times better than the piece of crap iPhone 3G I'm stuck with.
Just found out that it's coming to Sprint. It's about time Apple did something like that, but iPhone plans are damn expensive. The iPod Touch 4, seems better, because it can do almost everything that the iPhone can, and it's free. Free texting, too.
Okay, I'll clear this up. If you're using an iPod touch or iPad, you can only text to other iOS devices running iOS 5.x, but if you're using an iPhone, you can text the iOS 5 devices for free, but doing so with any non iOS 5 number will be an SMS and therefore be added to your monthly phone bill.
Also, iMessage works like FaceTime, if you wish to contact iPad and iPod users, you will simply select the email address affiliated with the device to start a conversation. And the iPod touch cannot substitute the iPhone, as it does not contain a 3G radio.
Those are expensive as well. I can't even afford to get my computer's graphics and sound upgraded to PCI express. I suppose I can get the Turtle Beach USB sound card, but it's really hard to convince my mom to buy me ANYTHING off of the internet, even if it's from such a reliable source... She even has their Riviera sound card, which is just incredible...I have no idea... So my point, I can't really even get a $25 sound card, so there's no way I'm getting an iTouch or any Apple product...
Okay, please for the love of god stop calling it an iTouch. It. Is. An. iPod touch. Call it that. Oh, and also, if you happened to purchase an iPod touch last year, well, they didn't update the model this year, so its gonna be the exact same thing, same shitty .7 MP camera and all.
Post by QwertyuiopThePie on Oct 15, 2011 23:32:31 GMT
Usually, sure, if you are the kind of family that can afford an iphone in the first place. But you forget to take into account price. I already have a phone, and an iTouch (I shall continue calling it that), so why do I need another device that can't really do anything those two devices combined can't? Plus, my phone has an unlimited data plan. Good luck finding one of those for an iphone.
Sprint says that it will continue to offer unlimited data for all customers and has no plans of discontinuing this service. Aside from this, maybe it will push Verizon or AT&T to begin offering unlimited, seeing as, now armed with unlimited data and the iPhone, Sprint is now a considerable competitor.