Will You Be Getting The New iPhone 4S?

Apple showed off their newest iPhone today, and it seems that most were disappointed that it was only an iPhone 4S and not an iPhone 5. I’m not really sure why people were even expecting an iPhone 5. If you look at Apple’s pass history with iPhones, you’ll see they’ve always done two generations of the same form factor before a complete makeover. We had iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. Now, we have the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. What made everyone thought they were going to skip a generation?

With so many people expecting to see an iPhone 5, my questions is do you plan to upgrade to the new 4S or will you wait until Apple releases the iPhone 5 next summer? For me, I plan to get the 4S because right now, I’m making do with an iPhone 3G without the S. An iPhone 4S should be worlds better. That Siri feature looks pretty wicked too. It reminds of the IBM Watson.

69 thoughts on “Will You Be Getting The New iPhone 4S?”

  1. Michael Kwan says:

    You can’t say that Apple has a “pass” [sic] history with “S” phones. The first iPhone was followed by the iPhone 3G. And so, it was pretty much 50/50 whether a model is followed by an S variant. Some people were saying that both an iPhone 4S and an iPhone 5 were going to get announced, but I found that less likely. That would go against Apple’s typical MO.

    1. John Chow says:

      The point is, they normally do a few upgrades with the same form factor before introducing a brand new makeover. To go from 4 to 5 without some kind of in between update doesn’t fix the Apple MO either.

      1. Geiger says:

        Apple is the cool brand. Many people would have preferred if the 4S was called the 5. That way they could feel that they have hit the next level of cool instead of being confused with that slow/old iphone 4 πŸ˜‰

        btw John! Go back and correct your grammer!

        1. Dealbulous says:

          Apple could have easily named Iphone 4GS as 5 but I guess they have something much more better that’s why they are holding it.

    2. But this is different! Besides hardware upgrades it also has Siri!

    3. Erwin Miradi says:

      Oh well, I’m not really an iPhone fan. But between iPhone 4s and iPhone 5.. hmm…
      Why don’t you just grab the iPhone 4s now and then grab the iPhone 5 too next summer? Simple!

  2. Hugh Kimura says:

    I’m rocking a 3G too. It’s pretty slow and I wanted to get a new camera also, so it will kill two birds…the videos look awesome.

    1. Erwin Miradi says:

      Well, I always say: Use phones to call, and use cameras to shoot.

  3. d3so says:

    I have no choice either. I have the 3GS and it’s not cutting it anymore. It still works flawlessly though. I need better performance & memory. I too was expecting an iPhone 5 because Apple was overdue. And you mention the 3G-3GS trend. Why wasn’t there an iPhone S? πŸ˜‰
    I think there was some problems with production similar to what happened the white iPhone 4.
    I’m still very disappointed. Will you be having an iPhone 4S giveaway?

    1. iPhone 4S giveaway? Now that would be one awesome thing.

    2. Travis says:

      Yea same here. I have no choice. I was really looking for the iphone5 but oh well!

    3. Erwin Miradi says:

      iPhone giveaway huh? Now that’s something πŸ˜€

      1. anaokulu says:

        iPhone πŸ™

  4. I think, people are too crazy about iPhone. They are just insane.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      People are crazy about the iPhone but it’s such an amazing product. πŸ™‚ I spend a good part of my day on my iPhone.

      1. I can say the same about my HTC. Or somebody else who has Android smartphones.

      2. Erwin Miradi says:

        Yeah I can see you all crazy about iPhone. But I still prefer Blackberry to any other kinda phone.

        1. New generation choice is Android smartphones. You will see it.

  5. The big news in the iPhone 4S is digital camera, 8 megapixels, improved video piece in 1080p HD resolution, faster data transfer 14.4 Mbps, I do not know if this is enough for a new success for Apple.

  6. Tom says:

    I think I’ll wait til next summer.

    1. anaokulu says:

      insomuch that time, why are you waiting for

  7. Can’t wait for next summer!! so I have planned to get iphone 4S right now…

    1. For what? Do you see any significant difference between 4 and 4s?

      1. The only real news iPhone 4S is digital camera, 8 megapixels, and some other small things, not enough for me to buy iPhone 4S.

        1. Erwin Miradi says:

          Well, why would I even need an 8 megapixels camera in my phone? Why don’t I just buy a Canon 550D and wait until next summer for the iPhone 5?

        2. You can have 8MP camera in older smartphones as Samsung or HTC for a fewer price but the same quality.

      2. Kate KK says:

        Do you use iphone to trade forex? If yes, what GB do you recommend? Thanks

  8. That phone looks really cool to me. I am happy with my current iphone but when I am ready I will buy this one.

  9. G.Hud says:

    I think this announcement was disappointing but all who passed on iphone 4 will probably get the 4s, see no dire need, if you have the 4, to jump for the 4s.

  10. abdullah says:

    Nice version of Iphone but I don’t think that it will blast the market will you?

  11. I like very much iPhone 4s and i’ll buy another couple of days….

    1. Miguel says:

      I agree. Iphone never comes up with a totally revolutionize phone
      when it comes to the “s”.

      1. Erwin Miradi says:

        Well, the next couple of months they could add up another 2 megapixels to the camera and come up with the “SS” version.

    2. anaokulu says:

      I would like to receive: (but the problem can not trust Have confidence in this brand of weights on

  12. People always want a new one. For some it is like a disease. They are ready to change gadgets every day

  13. PPC Ian says:

    Personally, I’m a bit disappointed with the 4S. Since I already have the 4, I’m going to wait for the iPhone 5.

  14. fazal mayar says:

    will buy it i think but it will be expensive at first no?

    never had a cellphone so if i buy i want a big time cell

    1. Erwin Miradi says:

      You never had a cellphone before? Don’t wait till next summer. You better go grab any phone available out there now.

      1. Man, how do you live without cellphone? I think, it’s impossible now. Even Indians now have a lot of them.

  15. fas says:

    What capacity are you getting? 64 GB?

    1. PPC Ian says:

      64 GB is the way to go. I have the 16 GB iPhone 4. I was trying to save money since I purchased my iPad the same day. However, I wish I got the one with more memory.

      1. d3so says:

        I think I’m going for the 32gb. When the iphone 5 comes out I’ll get 64gb.

        1. Do you use often more than 8 GB? For what purposes you need such a big storage?

  16. Dealbulous says:

    I have friends working in foxconn… She said there is some problems with Iphone 5 (not sure if it is hardware or software), hence it is not ready at this point of time.

  17. Dealbulous says:

    I would guess people with Iphone 4 may not bother to upgrade at all since the additional features may not be significant at all.

    But people like me who are still on Iphone 3 may find it worthwhile since the processor speed will be a big jump, much better display, much better camera (from 3MP to 8MP) and other cool features like Siri.

    I find it no point to wait for 5 becos the wait is never ending πŸ™

  18. Keith Ong says:

    and right after 4GS is launched…. Steve Jobs passed away.

  19. jason morris says:

    what a crazy week – new iphone and Steve Jobs passing away. the new iphone doesn’t looking like anything special. Jobs passing away is sad

  20. Yes it is a Crazy week indeed and i’m very glad to see that things too.

  21. RIP, Steve. It was a genius idea implemented by inspired workers.

    1. Erwin Miradi says:

      Steve Jobs is always been my inspiration. Recuiscat in Pace, Steve.

  22. I don’t have the iPhone at all yet, but have been thinking about getting one for a while now. I will get the iPhone 4S for sure.

    1. Better wait till iPhone 5 release, IMO it will have much more new features.

    2. Erwin Miradi says:

      You better wait until next summer I think. Because when you grab the iPhone 4s now, you’ll be drooling at the next summer when people are all around their iPhone 5.

  23. I was waiting for iphone 5 and i am socked with the announcement only iphone 4s !! and btw we lost one iron man steve jobs πŸ™ RIP

  24. Had it been the iPhone 5, I would have thought about buying it but 4S? No, I I will pass.

  25. Also, this post keeps reminding me of Steve Jobs.

  26. Brian McVay says:

    I think Steve Jobs was just holding on long enough to see the new Iphone announced.
    The world truly lost a genius.
    R.I.P. Steve

  27. David says:

    Currently using the 3G, a little slow for my liking. But I do like their phones in general…

  28. Harlan Yee says:

    Hey John,

    Remember at one of the Seattle Dot Com Pho meet ups… I was the only one without a smart phone. So I’m finally dumping my Motorola RAZR and getting the iPhone 4S. I’m long overdue! I think pre-ordering starts tomorrow.

  29. Cheolsu says:

    I am currently using an iPhone 3G and have been using it for the last 2.5 years. I like the new features of iPhone 4s. I guess I will wait for iPhone 5 to come out next year, hopefully.

  30. Rich28A says:

    My iPhone is now 3 yrs old so I’m in desperate need of an iPhone replacement. So even though I thought a “5” was coming out I will definitely be getting this 4S version. Hmm, wonder what the S stands for? Siri?? Steve???

  31. The SIRI feature looks well cool but I cant say it is enough to make me excited enough to upgrade my iphone 4.
    Think I will wait until there is a next big leap forward in the features like when the iphone 4 came out. Id hate to get myself stuck into a 18 month contract like here in the UK then find a new iphone with better features hits us in June

  32. Rik says:

    I’d rather spend less money on an android device – and get features from it too. With iPhones you’re paying a high price for the image – when you compare devices based on features and cost an android device will win everytime.

  33. Lalit says:

    No not right now and I am waiting for a superior smartphone and will wait for next one year or so.

  34. Erwin Miradi says:

    I’m not really an iPhone maniac. But if I were, I think I’ll wait for iPhone 5 to come out next summer.

  35. Alden says:

    I’ll just keep my old iPhone and wait for the iPhone 5 , or get an Android instead.

  36. now as iphone4s has been launched, only thing i hear about is Siri. though I haven’t tried it personally, Siri appears to be a very good application.

  37. 8 gb is fine to use else having length of storage

    1. anaokulu says:

      Was too good to be either 8 GB

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