I'm happy with my iPhone 4 32GB that I got back in June and it didn't cost me much (under a contract) after I got an excellent trade-in on my old 3GS.
I wasn't sitting around waiting for an iPhone 5 either, so I don't feel disappointed.
I just needed to upgrade to iPhone 4 (back in June when my old contract expired) for the correct software levels/hardware to get the best from AirPlay and be compatible with the latest releases of iTunes.
When this contract expires, I might just buy the biggest iPod Touch available (or even an iPad) if they haven't been scrapped by then.
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GAH! I@m spitting mad they didn't give it a slightly different number and put it in a marginally different case! I don't pay my taxes for this!!!
It's 3 grammes heavier! What more do you people want!?!
Well, 5 grammes, obviously.
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I think the main disappointment aside from lack of new styling/bigger screen is that the improvements weren't really necessary so few people will even notice - no-one I know had a problem with the camera or found the processor to be slow on the iPhone 4, without a bigger screen it doesn't really need better processing at present anyway.
The whole Siri thing seems to be the big new feature but is it just me being sceptical that thinks you could run that perfectly fine on any previous iPhone but then the 4S wouldn't have a USP? I'm sure it could have just been included with iOS 5. This upgrade was 16 months in the making and the Android phones are improving every few months, this could actually be the first time Apple loses ground in the phone market.
Just hope they release a real "5" around my upgrade time of July next year!
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I've had my 32 gig iPhone 4 for 6 weeks now and I am not disappointed at all by the release of the 4s. It may be the better phone but I think the 4 is the dogs after having had Blackberries for years. I knew the new phone was imminent but I am not prepared to chase technology with each new release. I knew the 4 would be getting iso5 so that in itself is a huge update along with icloud.
When my contract is up in 2013 I will get the iPhone 5 or 4s gti or whatever it will be called.
The iPhone 4 is still fantastic and will be even better on iso5.
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Apparently it requires a lot of processor grunt.
I suspect iOS5 may be the same...
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Yeah, I'm expecting it to destroy the standard "4" much like the last iOS did to the old 3G, again I'm cynical about the operating system itself being the problem or is the issue designed in to warrant the upgrades... I fear I'm becoming a grumpy old man...
Useless fact time. According to BlackBerry, there is no plural for BlackBerry. You can say BlackBerry smartphones, but no other pluralisation.
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When I first used a Blackberry (2001 I think - before they were released in the UK), I thought they were brilliant. My wife has one for work and now I'm amazed they sell any at all. Their usability is terrible. It's like using a BBS rather than a web site, and using maps - I don't know why they bother!
In fairness, Blackberry do seem to be producing newer models but they still sell a lot of the ones which present mail as if it's a raw SMTP stream.
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You had me at 'Useless'.
You can always look at one of these phones - either out now or in a couple of weeks....
They all make the Iphone 4S look a little sad
Especially when u conside the Iphone 4S costs a whopping £499-£699
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The story of a manufacturer with a good USP (push email) that failed to innovate because it was top of the pile in its market. Nokia are at risk of heading the same way. If their next device fails I can't see them surviving.
It's a lesson in corporate arrogance - nobody is too succesful to fall from grace. Including Apple.
All good phones I'm sure. Some will prefer Android, some iOS maybe even Windows! I'm not a fan of the "my phone/OS is better than yours" arguments. It's whichever one suits you best and that isn't always measured in GHz. When I went back to Apple from HTC Desire one of the biggest reasons was the keyboard - Apple's was just better (for me)
Well this didn't take long...
Echoes of the Nokia deal here. The Samsung patents are standards related, so licensing has to be available on FRAND terms, i.e. 'fair, reasonable and non discriminatory'. This is not a legal definition, but an anti competitive definition. If Samsung are asking for licensing at a higher rate than the industry norm (like Nokia tried with Apple) they should fail. Either that or the patent system as we know it will collapse
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