Summary: When it comes down to it, the iPhone 4S is everything it needed to be, nothing more. Nothing is mind-blowing or anything we haven't seen before. But Apple focused on some of the weak points of the iPhone 4, like the antenna, and improved upon them. They even took one of the strongest features of the iPhone 4 – the camera, which has surpassed every other camera as the most popular shooter on Flickr – and made it even better .
Pros: Choice in storage capacities; amazing camera; solid design and build quality; strong signal and call quality; decent battery life; "world phone."
Cons: The display is too small for comfortable use; glass on the front and back has proven to be fragile in the past; relatively expensive at $199.99 to $399.99 with a two year agreement.
Excerpt: The Verizon Wireless iPhone 4s is the latest installment of Apple’s iPhone series of cellular phones. There was a pretty big scandal associated with the launch because Apple invited journalists to what is normally a large upgrade announcement and said “NO iPhone 5″, today we are here to announce the iPhone 4s. Journalists criticized Apple for wasting their time on what was clearly a refresh of an old model.
Excerpt: Oh the torture! Our Pavlovian anticipation for a new iPhone every 12 months has been pushed to the limits this go around, especially after being teased earlier this summer about what to expect from iOS 5 (which, FYI will be available to all current iPhone 4 owners October 12th). Now the news is out and Apple’s latest handset, dubbed the iPhone 4S, may disappoint some since it keeps the same body style as the iPhone 4.
Summary: An upgraded processor, an improved antenna, and an all-new camera into the iPhone 4S. The other big story, or should we say, the bigger story with the iPhone 4S is the iOS 5 software upgrade and the voice-controlled personal assistant called Siri. iOS 5 offers over 200 new features to Apple’s smartphone platform, most of which are also available to current owners of previous-gen devices.
Pros: Innovative Siri personal assistant, Fast dual-core processor, Shoots amazing photos and videos, World Phone capabilities
Cons: Costly, No flash integration, Outdated contacts menu
Summary: That said, if you're looking to upgrade your iPhone, or swapping from a different handset, the Apple iPhone 4S is a fantastic smartphone. Stylish, well made, easy to use and packed with features, there's loads to like.
Excerpt: The iPhone 4S is officially shipping on Friday, October 14. Today is the big iPhone 4S review day, but there have been already plenty of user reviews of the iPhone 4S that appeared over the last couple of days as Apple has delivered iPhone 4S devices ahead of launch in some countries.