Are you disappointed with the iPhone 4S?

Are you disappointed with the iPhone 4S?

Apple made the iPhone 4S official today and you’ll be able to pick up the next Apple smartphone Oct. 14 but for the first time in a long, long time, it appears that many are disappointed with what the company has done. Are you disappointed with the iPhone 4S or are you eager to pick one up as soon as possible?

The iPhone 4S will sport a similar body to the iPhone 4 but it will have much better hardware inside. We’re talking about a dual-core A5 processor that should provide up to 7 times the graphical prowess of the previous phone and this could lead to some excellent gaming. We also like that it will rock an 8-megapixel camera which can record 1080p HD videos and include an image stabilizer. The iPhone 4S-only voice-powered Siri also promises to deliver convenience by only using your voice.

But still ….

During the iPhone 4S live blog, there was an overwhelming sense of disappointment. Some wanted a true iPhone 5 with a larger screen, the teardrop shape and more. Others really wanted some form of 4G support and a few were even clamoring for NFC support. Maybe the competition has become so good that Apple needs to have a home run every single time and can’t even afford a nice triple.

Of course, the iPhone 4S will still sell millions on its opening weekend and probably move more than 25 million units by the end of the year, so even if people are disappointed, many will still buy it. In the mean while, let us know what you think of the latest Apple smartphone in the comments.

[Photo: Shutterstock: dundanim]

  • Knottyrope

    #FAIL

  • http://twitter.com/iHasanCan Hasan Can Y?ld?r?m

    EPIC FAIL… TOTAL DISAPPOINTED! Still waiting to hear that that was a joke..

  • Anti09

    Agreed, epic fail on Apple’s part.  3.5″ last-gen screen, no 4g, no NFC, no hardware redesign, nothing except a new camera and a marginal speed improvement, both of which only brings it to par with its competition (and will be quickly left behind).  If they were trying to steal away Android users, releasing a “new” product using such dated hardware is not the way to do it.

  • Anonymous

    I find it hard to believe that Apple wanted it this way. I suspect some elements of the iPhone 5 production have been troublesome to the point that Apple decided they needed to push back it’s release date until the tech was right.  To give one possible example of this, I think Apple will only implement LTE when it is less power hungry. I guess people can expect to see iPhone 5 in around 6 months time now?  Much sooner and 4S purchasers will feel cheated – much later and they will have lost more ground on the next round of Android super phones.

    • Anonymous

      As much as I love 4G LTE, the tech isn’t there yet. Verizon phones have crap battery and AT&T’s footprint is teeny tiny. 

      • Anonymous

        Exactly.  Apple doesn’t like anything that will hamper the battery life in any significant way… thus the reluctance to add full multi-tasking, widgets, and now LTE.  I guess it depends what is important to you as a consumer – blazing fast data speeds or long battery life.  LTE is cool to have but I know many Android users wished battery tech could keep up with the advances in other technologies

      • TRDRACER21

        u just saying that cause your precious phone dont have LTE…. LMAO

        • Anonymous

          I’ve used every Verizon 4G LTE phone out there and the speeds are legitimately bad ass and a demonstrable advantage over the iPhone. Still, the battery life isn’t there yet with 4G LTE modem technology but it will get there soon

  • Anonymous

    I find it hard to believe that Apple wanted it this way. I suspect some elements of the iPhone 5 production have been troublesome to the point that Apple decided they needed to push back it’s release date until the tech was right.  To give one possible example of this, I think Apple will only implement LTE when it is less power hungry. I guess people can expect to see iPhone 5 in around 6 months time now?  Much sooner and 4S purchasers will feel cheated – much later and they will have lost more ground on the next round of Android super phones.

  • Anonymous

    I find it hard to believe that Apple wanted it this way. I suspect some elements of the iPhone 5 production have been troublesome to the point that Apple decided they needed to push back it’s release date until the tech was right.  To give one possible example of this, I think Apple will only implement LTE when it is less power hungry. I guess people can expect to see iPhone 5 in around 6 months time now?  Much sooner and 4S purchasers will feel cheated – much later and they will have lost more ground on the next round of Android super phones.

  • Alex1x

    Apple makes super products, and this update brings nice integrations. I think the delay and hype left many disappointed. This coming from Galaxy S2 user with my cool Macbook pro.

  • RichardBO9

    The epic fail here is with the blogosphere and all of there months of rumor, innuendo, and speculation creating all manner of unrealized expectation. Perhaps that is where the lesson of today should be found. 

    I am not disappointed with Apple. I’d rather have an evolutionary product built on a solid platform than a radical new design that has been rushed to market. I am looking forward to using iOS 5, which is where the real innovation is to be found.  

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the feedback

    • Anonymous

      Good stuff

  • Plys

    too much expectation for iPhone 5..

  • Anonymous

    EPIC FAIL!
    Same screen size, same design, same home button, no LTE, no 4G?  Oh no LTE and no 4G to extend the battery life of the phone.  Btw whats the RAM in the 4S?

    Apple compares the 4S to Android dual core phones, but not to the Samsung Galaxy S2 which has the best benchmarks of all Android phones.  No wonder why Apple kept suing Samsung to prevent them from selling their phone.  The Galaxy S2 is actually more advanced and it came out early 2011.  Btw is it just me or the Galaxy S2 doesn’t seem old anymore now that the 4S specs are out? 

    When Samsung releases their Galaxy S3 phones with a 2ghz quad core cpu, 1.5 or higher gigs or RAM, 16meg pixel camera (they just developed), and an HD amoled screen (already in the Samsung Galaxy Note and rumored Prime), Apple wont be able to catch up. 

  • Geo Yann

    Just wished it had a larger screen.  I guess I’ll hang on to my 3GS for another year.  Disappointed to have waited to change phones and I’m stuck in 3GS – 4S hell!  Hopefully the iPhone 5 will come out before I am tempted to move.  I will be studying Android closely to make a change.

    • http://androidfriki.com AndroidFriki

      Yes, you should give it a try

  • ?????? ???????????

    Maybe it does have better hardware, yet for current iPhone 4 users there seems to be little incentive in buying this new product, particularly given the rumours about the soon release of an iPhone 5. Smartphones have come to be useful in our everyday business, but let’s admit vanity is still not the last reason one would be queuing for the latest update – and if it looks exactly the same, this reason is taken away almost entirely.
    Maybe Apple’s focus has shifted from smartphones to tablet PCs (they have stated that the idea for the iPad appeared well before original iPhone) even though their profit margins are much lower in that market. 

  • Jarrod

    The things that I wanted to see out of this event were a bigger screen and tmobile support or atleast the 1700mhz hsdpa band added. I know people are all like there about to get bought out but this could have made a difference there are many postal customers tired of Android and really were waiting for the iPhone because this is the service of choice for them and its sad many are going to leave because of this being the final straw for them.

    • Jarrod

      Loyal customers*

  • InternetGhost

    Seems like the only ones miffed are current iP4 owners or people who bought into the hype machine and are sad because Santa didn’t bring them their Red Ryder bb gun.  The 4 hasn’t even been out for two years yet.  Are you even eligible for an upgrade or were you just going to fork over the $800 if it had the promise of 4G?  I’d hold my water on the whole 4G thing anyway, as things often are not the holy grail that they seem to be.

    Who’s happy?  3G/3Gs users(like myself) for which this will be a more than substantial upgrade.  If you’re one of those who has to have every iPhone version, well it sucks to be you, cause you will always be disappointed.  No one upgrade is going to make it worth the unsubsidized price tag.

  • http://techspalace.blogspot.com Technical Fun

    Fail++

  • Glenn

    Question: Will the 4S be released with an unlocked version like with the 4? Coz I really wanna buy one, but I don’t wanna wait another 4-6 months for a jailbreak/unlock just to be able to use it. Im pretty sure my country’s not getting the phone till at least next year and I can’t wait to get ahold of one already. :)

  • Anonymous

    To expect LTE was a long shot. Like some have pointed out, Apple wont rush it in when the technology is still in its nascent stage. Having said that, Apple should have atleast made a bigger screen for this one. I did not believe when I read that this looks exactly the same as the previous model. Disappointed :(

  • Anonymous

    Here apple, let me finish that phrase for you. iPhone 4S [ucks].

  • Dan

    Very disappointed! Don’t really need to say anymore.

  • Guest

    Very very very disapointed!

  • Aloner

    Would have been a “nice” announcement back in June.
    In October, it’s a big dissappointment. Clearly, Apple has dropped the ball……

    • Anonymous

      I do think those extra few months were the reason why many were disappointed

  • Anonymous

    If you guys are disappointed, then i take the opportunity to mention that Windows Phone is an awesome High Quality Mobile OS that offer great services around it: XBOX Live, Skydrive(25gb), Office. Great speed, impressing UX(try it out seriously it is really delightful) and consistent polished UI.

    Don’t get fooled by the “Dual-Core splash words”, applications recompiled for Mango are Instant Resume, also there is great API for developers to make their apps compatible with the virtual multitasking like Tombstoning for examples.

    32,000 Apps in about a years were added to the marketplace, which is more than double Android and as fast as iOS on their first years. Pretty much 90% of the popular applications are already there and they keep adding fast!!!

    I used to have an iPhone, then 4 Android devices and now Windows Phone and never looked back! The 2nd Gen devices are slowly popping out.

    Don’t judge me, i am not a bot, i just felt like i had to promote it a bit. :) Give it a try, if you like it then GOOD, then… you have the choices.

  • Porscheboy

    I’ll give it a D+. Like others have said back it June this would have been acceptable but to build anticipation for a further 4 months before unveiling a lackluster upgraded 4, Apple have almost handed the ball to Android. Dont get me wrong, I still think the 4S will be the best handset available but the theatre and magic that has come with previous iphones simply wasnt there. My contract is up on my iPhone 4 and I’m not sure what to do…hold off until the 5? Switch to Galaxy? Hmm. Despite the obvious hardware upgrades I think Apple have failed to realise that as shallow as this may be a lot of people have the latest iphone simply because they want to be seen with the latest iphone. Why would those people bother when the 4S is indistinguishable from the 4?

  • MVZ

    TC is a 2nd class CEO as compared to SJ the later wouldn’t have announced this POS!

  • Anonymous

    I think it shows what Apple fans are all about, numbers and looks.
    They all got a jab to the face.
    There were always better options out there, now they are starting to see them.
    Just saying….

  • mYTH

    Very disapointed, I bought an additional iphone 4 a few weeks ago as my parents wanted my old iphone 4, i can safley say that I will not be upgrading purley for a better camera and some voice rubbish,  I am an avid apple fan but I think they have let the team done here.

    Did the presentation also seem a little drab without Steve’s enthusiasm??

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