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All posts tagged "iphone 4s"


Friday, January 13, 2012

Chinese Not Happy With Apple

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/14/t...KqJb+(The+Loop)

"The introduction of the Apple iPhone 4S in Beijing turned ugly Friday morning when Apple failed to open its flagship store and a frustrated crowd responded by pelting the store's gleaming glass walls with eggs."

The police, fearing a problem, asked Apple not to open the store apparently. Well that didn't appear to be the right move as they had about a thousand angry people outside once that was done. Interesting note in the story was that scalpers had bussed in migrant workers, paying them about $16.00 USD to purchase the phone. No wonder they were so angry, no iPhone and no money.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ihnatko Reviews the iPhone 4S

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 03:00 AM

http://www.suntimes.com/technology/...t-ask-siri.html

"I've been pondering a bunch of questions ever since seeing the iPhone 4S unveiled and then getting my hands on one. I'm not sure that any of them has puzzled me more than this one:

Has the world lost its damned mind?"

According to Andy the answer is yes! Read the review for an entertaining summation of the iPhone 4S pros and cons as only Andy Ihnatko can provide. Entertaining and informative.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

iPhone 4S Speed Test, Real World Style

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 04:00 AM

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19512_...subj=News-Apple

"Cool as she is, the iPhone 4S' new personal assistant Siri hasn't been able to tell me in a meaningful way which iPhone 4S offers the fastest data speeds. In the end, I resorted to the usual do-it-yourself approach: a real-world test. And the results were interesting."

No shocker it isn't as fast as a 4G phone, and even though he says that you should avoid the 4S if you have a 4, he does so based on the speed or lack thereof. I think that it is worth an upgrade if you want the better camera and Siri. Speed never really was a consideration in my thinking, what are your thoughts?


iOS 5 Causing Battery Life Problems

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:00 AM

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/arti...=rss_everything

"Apple has acknowledged that there is an issue in iOS 5 that effects battery life and said that the problem was due to some bugs in the software."

Those pesky bugs again, this time causing "a few" customers to have shorter than expected battery life in their iPhones, from what I gather just the 4S though. But a fix is in the works, as Apple acknowledged the problem and promised a software fix in a few weeks per All Things D. Have you experienced any battery problems after iOS 5?


Friday, October 21, 2011

iPhone 4S Video Versus Canon 5D MKII Video

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 01:00 PM

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-2...subj=News-Apple

"The iPhone 4 already offered standout image quality for a mobile phone, helping to further the general trend of using a phone camera rather than a dedicated camera. And with ever-better video, phone cameras will increasingly will be able to supplant videocameras, too."

I don't think we are there yet, but the iPhone 4S camera is pretty darn good, and for day to day stuff it's totally passable for your video needs. This is one of the reasons I'm strongly considering switching, as I have some events coming up that I need to film but don't necessarily want to carry around several devices. Like they say, the best camera is always the one you have with you.


iPhone 4S Available for Pre-Order in 22 Countries

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.macnews.com/2011/10/21/i...-more-countries

"Apple has begun accepting preorders for the iPhone 4S in 22 additional countries."

The 4S is expanding it's reach, as Apple announced 22 more countries where you can now pre-order. So you don't have to wonder any longer, here are the countries:

Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.


The New iPhone 4S Ad Featuring Siri

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 11:02 AM

http://www.insanely-great.com/news....nely+Great+Mac)

The ads speak for themselves don't they?


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Just How Much Can Siri Understand? Quite a bit...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 06:38 PM

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/10/05/ipho...ou-say-to-siri/

"Curious about the iPhone 4S's new voice assistant feature? So were we. TUAW tracked down a set of example phrases that the new Siri voice assistant is capable of understanding. It turns out that Siri can handle many categories of voice interaction."

Pretty long list of things that Siri can work with, such as stocks, weather, web searches, etc. For a laugh or two, you might also want to visit STSS to see just what kinds of responses people have been getting with different questions. Warning, some of it is NOT family friendly.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

For the Cowboy and His/Her iPhone 4

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 01:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/10/15/the-...-cowboy-in-you/

"What do you get for the cowboy who has everything? How about a huge brass iPhone belt buckle/holster?"

Saddle up! I kid, I Kid! Actually I think this is rather nifty, and if I wore belts like this I think I would spring for this buckle. If you want one, head on over to the Etsy Store and pick one up for a not so low $300.00 USD.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Speed of iPhone 4 Versus iPhone 4S on Video

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 03:00 AM

http://www.cultofmac.com/123848/iph...st-fight-video/

"This isn't the best way of showing the speed increases that come along with the iPhone 4S, but it is one of the ways that the iPhone 4S' faster A5 chip will immediately be felt: in significantly shorter app launch times."

It might not be the best way, but seeing it side by side does make the point.


Let's Compare the iPhone 4S, Droid Bionic and Galaxy S II Shall We?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 01:00 AM

http://thenextweb.com/apple/2011/10...t=Google+Reader

"Comparing devices that rely on fundamentally different ecosystems isn't always productive."

Pretty thorough yet not too long of a read for those with ADD. Basically it boils down to what you are looking for, so there is no clear cut answer as to the "best" phone, perhaps it is more of the best phone for your needs article. iPhone 4S is the clearcut winner as far as benchmarks, but if you want a faster network you need to go with the Droid Bionic and Verizon. Want the best Android experience and travel to Europe frequently? You might be interested in Sprint and the Galaxy S II.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

iPhone 4S Benchmarks From GeekBench

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 01:00 AM

http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/11...-than-iphone-4/

"The first GeekBench benchmarks for the iPhone 4S seem to be rolling in. At present, two iPhone4,1 (4S) benchmarks have been posted and seem, at first glance, to be legitimate."

Hmmm, almost twice that of an iPhone 4, impressive. And more like this in the article.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Didn't Get Youre Pre-Order In? Try Sam's Club!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 12:49 PM

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/10/11/sams...s-reservations/

"If you haven't pre-ordered an iPhone 4S and really want one at launch, then you should check out Sam's Club before you start staking out your place in line."

You can head over to Sam's Club and see about getting your name on the list, but they started doing this yesterday around 10am so not sure how much success you will have. Then again, it isn't exactly the first place folks think about when planning an iPhone purchase, especially an about to be released version.


iPhone 4S Reviews? Yep, You Have Several Choices

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 09:36 AM

http://www.loopinsight.com/2011/10/...view-iphone-4s/

"Jim: I love you, Siri

Siri: Impossible

Jim: No really, I love you

Siri: I hope you don't say that to those other mobile phones, Jim"

And so begins Jim's experience with the new iPhone 4S. He isn't the only one with a review however, as they are starting to come out of the woodwork now that the review phones have hit the reviewers. David Pogue has one as does Macworld. If you want, you can even check out Walt Mossberg's review. Lots of info now about the iPhone 4S, so with all of this, are you going to be picking one up? If so, what type of phone is it replacing?


Thursday, October 6, 2011

PreOrder your iPhone 4S Starting Tomorrow

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 03:00 AM

http://www.cultofmac.com/120782/iph...-friday-oct-14/

"Itching to get your hands on Apple's latest iPhone? According to Apple representatives, you'll be able to pre-order the iPhone 4S from 12:01 AM Pacific on Friday, October 14 7th."

You will actually be able to pre-order on October 7th, with the iPhone 4S availability date set for October 14th. And AT&T is going to make it easy to upgrade, if you are eligible, right from your own iPhone with a handy app. Of course you can always check availability via AT&T Wireless main site or go to Apple and check, they set up an availability page for AT&T and Verizon customers (sorry Sprint customers).


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