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Apple Unveils iPhone 4S Instead Of Much Anticipated iPhone 5
CBS ^

Posted on 10/04/2011 11:56:26 AM PDT by TruthHound

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Hey Big Apple: Disappointed with Apple?

While many New Yorkers were anticipating the reveal of the iPhone 5, Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook has instead unveiled the company’s new iPhone 4S.

It is said to run seven times faster than its predecessor and has new mobile software that can sync content wirelessly, without having to plug an iPhone to a Mac or Windows machine.

The iPhone has gained millions of fans since the first model came out in 2007, thanks to its slick looks, high-resolution screen and intuitive software.

Apple has improved its camera function which can lock auto-focus on a single point in the frame, reduce red-eye and auto-enhance photos. The camera app will now also be accessible from the lock screen.

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Stock down over 3% post announcement. Big tease. Little new stuff. Yikes
1 posted on 10/04/2011 11:56:31 AM PDT by TruthHound
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To: TruthHound

it’s probably safe to start shorting it. Jobs is not only gone, but I think he’s been sucking up to Obama. This is understood to be the kiss of death.


2 posted on 10/04/2011 11:58:10 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: TruthHound

Whelming. Not over, nor under. Just plain whelming.


3 posted on 10/04/2011 12:01:24 PM PDT by Spruce
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To: the invisib1e hand

Yeah, Apple with their computers, ipods, iphones and ipads is just a flash in the pan and Apple will never be a major company in the United States.


4 posted on 10/04/2011 12:04:15 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz
Yeah, Apple with their computers, ipods, iphones and ipads is just a flash in the pan and Apple will never be a major company in the United States.

Don't put words in my mouth you cultic moron.

5 posted on 10/04/2011 12:07:16 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: Spruce

The 4S may have some neat under-the-hood advances, but not really enough for the average iPhone user to go out of their way to upgrade. Cosmetically, it it IDENTICAL to the iPhone 4. That’s a major fauxpas.

If they’d have announced a significant price reduction, I’d be cheering. As it stands, *yawn* if not grinding teeth.


6 posted on 10/04/2011 12:07:34 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Spruce

I followed a live blog of the Siri demo. If the demo is legit it’ll be the super-bomb.


7 posted on 10/04/2011 12:07:44 PM PDT by Buckhead
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To: TruthHound

Anyone have any insight on when the iPhone 5 will come out. I’ve been waiting patiently on Sprint for an iPhone, and when they finally get it, I have to decide whether to get a phone that is only a slight upgrade, or wait a little longer for the iPhone 5. I’m thinking we’re looking at next June for the 5, but that’s just a guess. Where did all these thin phone cases come from if it’s not imminent?


8 posted on 10/04/2011 12:09:07 PM PDT by Defiant (Calling all citizens from all over the world, this is Captain America calling.)
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To: Buckhead
Yeh-Siri.

That was mind-blowing.

9 posted on 10/04/2011 12:10:50 PM PDT by Defiant (I picked you up when you were down on your knees, will you catch me now I'm falling?)
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To: Defiant

...like I or anyone knows for sure. I am sure that people lost bets today thinking iPhone 5 was the big announcement. Even the insiders blogging live were waiting for that “...and one last thing”, but it never came. There’s a reason tech companies never comment on upcoming product release speculation and why many are making a living circulating “rumors”.


10 posted on 10/04/2011 12:15:54 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: TruthHound

I’m trying to figure out how the announced “4S” is different from what people expected from a supposed “5” model?

Dramatically faster CPU? Check.
Dramatically faster graphics? Check.
Dramatically improved camera? Check.
No loss in battery life? Check, I think.
Kick-a** new feature? Check, Siri.
CMDA/GSM integration? Check.

The only things that come to mind that the 4S doesn’t include that a “5” would have is:

* Different form factor.
* 4G network support. (No guarantee a “5” would have had this anyway)

So mark me down as thinking that the “disappointment” is over-reaction. I like the 4S and I hope to upgrade to one soon.


11 posted on 10/04/2011 12:16:17 PM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Despite my household having four MacBooks, four iPhones, Perhaps ten iPods and four iPads, I am not in the Apple Cult.


12 posted on 10/04/2011 12:17:14 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

LMAO.....


13 posted on 10/04/2011 12:19:00 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: TruthHound

bummer was looking forward to buying 5. :(


14 posted on 10/04/2011 12:23:33 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: kevkrom

Thiner? Cases were said to have been leaked.
Edge-to edge screen?
No mention of enhanced gestures.
No mention of using buttons to take picture in camera mode.
True multitasking.
CHEAPER.


16 posted on 10/04/2011 12:27:17 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: TruthHound

What they introduced was very nice.
iPhone 4S - expected, same kind of improvement of 3GS over 3G.
iOS 5 - nothing new. Looks great, Oct. 12 please get here already.
Cards app - very nice, pleasant surprise, makes me wonder what Apple _really_ has in mind for this, not prior being in competition with Hallmark.
Siri - sounds great, shades of Newton: awesome futuristic newness, we’ll see how it really works out. Seems damnyousiri.com has already been registered for that reason.
Nano - nice improvements.
Touch - broke the $200 barrier. iOS 5 on it is great - auto-syncing the 8GB version is big for me.

Overall spiffy stuff, yet lacked the *BANG* expected. “Let’s talk iPhones” implied more than just one new phone, although Siri brings “talk to the phone” to a new level.

Nice stuff. Now when can we have the new iPhone 5 and iPad 3?


17 posted on 10/04/2011 12:28:13 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: TruthHound
Thiner? Cases were said to have been leaked. Edge-to edge screen?

That would be covered under "form factor".

No mention of enhanced gestures.

True. Was this a hot topic?

No mention of using buttons to take picture in camera mode.

That's already included in iOS5 for all compatible iOS devices that include a camera (everything but the iTouch 3).

True multitasking.

Ain't gonna happen, ever. Battery life takes precedence.

CHEAPER.

Also ain't gonna happen. Apple's price points tend to be very stable -- you just get a more powerful device for the same money. (Though they did add a new price point for the 64GB model.) The 4 is going to be a lot cheaper once the 4S debuts, though.

18 posted on 10/04/2011 12:31:20 PM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: Buckhead
I followed a live blog of the Siri demo. If the demo is legit it’ll be the super-bomb.

Windows Phone 7 Mango already has their version of it. Works great!

19 posted on 10/04/2011 12:38:17 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (FReepers assemble into a circular firing squad while Romney gets coronated.)
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To: kevkrom

Excellent summary here:
http://techcrunch.com/2011/10/04/apple-iphone-4s5-rumors-what-was-right-wrong-and-just-plain-crazy/


20 posted on 10/04/2011 12:56:32 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: trumandogz

Dude, you are like the Joseph Smith of the Apple cult...

I am but a lowly follower with one of each...

And a heretic with three Windows machines and a Windows phone...


21 posted on 10/04/2011 12:58:30 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: kevkrom
What was anticipated for an iPhone 5 that is not in the 4S is the significantly thinner form factor, with a tear drop shape and aluminum back; a larger screen, 4 inches, and 4G speeds. The larger screen was a big point with me, I am used to the 4.3 inch size of my Android phones, and I like it. Make it thin and 4 inches and that will do just fine. The 3.5 inch screen makes the phone less usable for my old eyes, and movies, games and reading the news are just not as good.

Can't satisfy everyone, but what the iPhone 5 was expected to be was what I was hoping for. Now I have to decide if Siri and iCloud justify giving up my upgrade, even though the 5 is coming within 6-10 months. I'll be stuck with my next phone for 2 years.

22 posted on 10/04/2011 12:59:12 PM PDT by Defiant (Calling all citizens from all over the world, this is Captain America calling.)
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To: ejonesie22

Don’t tell Steve, but I do have a Windows machine.


23 posted on 10/04/2011 1:02:11 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

APOSTATE!


24 posted on 10/04/2011 1:14:12 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: trumandogz

“Despite my household having four MacBooks, four iPhones, Perhaps ten iPods and four iPads, I am not in the Apple Cult.”

LOL


25 posted on 10/04/2011 1:20:08 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: trumandogz

“Yeah, Apple with their computers, ipods, iphones and ipads is just a flash in the pan and Apple will never be a major company in the United States.”

I’m going to get a lot of flak from freepers for saying this but...
This is the Sarah Palin phone. You wait months for the big announcement and it turns out that all she really meant was she was going to appear on Greta.


26 posted on 10/04/2011 1:25:46 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: TruthHound

But it's so...small.
27 posted on 10/04/2011 1:27:58 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: Defiant
What was anticipated for an iPhone 5 that is not in the 4S is the significantly thinner form factor, with a tear drop shape and aluminum back; a larger screen, 4 inches, and 4G speeds. The larger screen was a big point with me, I am used to the 4.3 inch size of my Android phones, and I like it. Make it thin and 4 inches and that will do just fine. The 3.5 inch screen makes the phone less usable for my old eyes, and movies, games and reading the news are just not as good.

Can't satisfy everyone, but what the iPhone 5 was expected to be was what I was hoping for. Now I have to decide if Siri and iCloud justify giving up my upgrade, even though the 5 is coming within 6-10 months. I'll be stuck with my next phone for 2 years.

I am disappointed that a few features (LTE, for example) I was looking for in a new phone were left out. Anything is an improvement over my old phone, but I don't really like the idea of spending more money six months down the line for a phone I want. This seems to be about par for Apple, just leave out enough so consumers will buy the new one down the line to get something they want or need.

I guess I will look for alternatives, but I am not thrilled about them.

This is a bad start for the new Apple CEO. He should have introduced a better phone to make a bigger splash.

28 posted on 10/04/2011 1:30:45 PM PDT by moviefan8
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To: Defiant
Now I have to decide if Siri and iCloud justify giving up my upgrade, even though the 5 is coming within 6-10 months.

iCloud is a feature of iOS 5, so this will work on existing iPhone4 models as well. The only really new things are Siri and an upgraded camera (5 megapixel to 8 megapixel, and 720p video to 1080p), and the option of a 64Gb model. Everything else is pretty much exactly the same...

29 posted on 10/04/2011 1:50:05 PM PDT by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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To: TruthHound

My iPhone 3GS looks the same as it’s predecessor the 3, but under the hood way better. I still have it and it’s held up better than some of my friends 3 model. I’ll wait for a 4g LTE model, likely the iPhone 5. But if I didn’t care about 4g, then the 4S model would be better than the 4 regardless of the nice price break on the 4.


30 posted on 10/04/2011 2:04:37 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: SunStar
The new processor is a big upgrade.

If I had an iPhone 4 I definitely would not upgrade. The issue for me is do I give up my Evo 3D for an iPhone. There are things I like on my current phone that iPhone doesn't have, so the new features will have to outweigh those. Or I can wait for iPhone 5. Decisions, decisions.

31 posted on 10/04/2011 2:11:46 PM PDT by Defiant (Calling all citizens from all over the world, this is Captain America calling.)
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To: Defiant

I thought about waiting for an iphone.

I’ve been very happy with my Evo3D. It’s not perfect, but does everything I need and then some.

The lack of 4G in the new iphone is a killer for me. They are way behind the curve in this respect.


32 posted on 10/04/2011 3:38:39 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: AFreeBird

“But if I didn’t care about 4g, then the 4S model would be better than the 4 regardless of the nice price break on the 4.”

I care about 4G. What’s the point of a faster processor if the internet is the biggest bottleneck? I’m not aware of a freerepublic app for either iphone or Android so any smartphone has to pass the straight up freerepublic test.


33 posted on 10/04/2011 3:51:53 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: Carbonsteel; Defiant; AFreeBird; moviefan8; kevkrom
According to the stream of the presentation I watched, and Apple's website: on the iPhone 4S features, the antenna and related circuitry have been optimized to do 14.4 Mbps download (double from the iPhone 4), while still maintaining upload speed of 5.8 Mbps.

According to Apple, that's the same speed profile (both upload and download) as being advertised on current "4G" phones.

All this information comes from Apple, so take it for what it's worth. (Since they brought it up, they must be feeling vulnerable in this area....)

34 posted on 10/04/2011 4:47:46 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Yossarian

That’s only on ATT, using HSDPA. On Verizon and Sprint, it’s 3G CDMA.


35 posted on 10/04/2011 7:04:57 PM PDT by Defiant (Calling all citizens from all over the world, this is Captain America calling.)
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To: Carbonsteel

I like the 3D more than I thought I would, it’s a very good phone. We don’t have 4G here, so the $10/month extra I pay Sprint is a waste. If they had it here, there’s no way I could go back to 3G. It’s like going back to dialup. Having SD card storage is nice, Apple won’t let you have that. The Siri and the iCloud features look very nice, so Apple has that going for it. I’ll have to think about it.


36 posted on 10/04/2011 7:12:24 PM PDT by Defiant (Calling all citizens from all over the world, this is Captain America calling.)
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To: Defiant; Buckhead
Check out Vlingo. It's been out for a year, and is a very good contextual speech-to-action app. Available for the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile, and Symbian. Works great!
37 posted on 10/04/2011 11:14:39 PM PDT by FromTheSidelines ("everything that deceives, also enchants" - Plato)
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To: TruthHound

I lead today that in Asia Apper wirr be big!


38 posted on 10/04/2011 11:15:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Jobs is not only gone, but I think he’s been sucking up to Obama. This is understood to be the kiss of death.

They all are. Ignore it, and concentrate on defeating the Won!

Oh, and please avoid mentioning death in relation to Jobs. He may be a political moron, but he's a genius, nevertheless!

39 posted on 10/04/2011 11:22:39 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: ari-freedom
But it's so...small.

It's a question of fitment, not size.

40 posted on 10/04/2011 11:26:19 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

“It’s a question of fitment, not size.”

But it has so much...bezel.


41 posted on 10/04/2011 11:33:07 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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But it's so...small.

It's the motion of the Oh, Shawn!


42 posted on 10/04/2011 11:38:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: FromTheSidelines

I have Vlingo. It does not work that well, in my opinion. Complicated commands and it does not recognize the words I am saying about 50 percent of the time, and when it does, it does not give me what I want. The built in voice search that Google supplies on Android 2.3 works better. And neither one works as well as the voice search that I had in my Samsung Instinct 3 years ago. It had simple commands and recognized what I was saying. Siri looks like a big advancement.


43 posted on 10/05/2011 10:55:10 AM PDT by Defiant (Calling all citizens from all over the world, this is Captain America calling.)
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


44 posted on 10/05/2011 10:56:16 AM PDT by nutmeg (Yes We CAIN !! Herman Cain 2012)
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