Excerpt: Camera operation has been improved to make image-taking easier; the volume-up button on the side of the body lets you hold and shoot much like you would with a compact, and there's the option of double-tapping the menu button to access the camera straight from the locked screen. Both of these features have been made available to existing iPhone 4 users with an update to the iOS 5 operating system, however two new features not included on the iPhone 4 is full HD video...
Excerpt: Two years is a long time in the world of smartphones. The iPhone design hasn’t changed since June 2010, when the iPhone 4 was announced. It was followed by the iPhone 4S in October 2011, which made internal upgrades but kept the same exterior design. You don’t change a winning formula, but is it any wonder that in some respects it’s starting to look a little old hat?
Pros: Clean, fast interface, class-leading audio, video looks great, iTunes and App store
Cons: Screen is small, colours lack punch, closed garden of iTunes
Excerpt: Most of the hardware changes are hidden under hood – a punchier dual-core 1GHz processor and speedier graphics, although we were impressed with the eight-megapixel snapper too. The major change is iOS 5, which lets you store to iCloud.
Summary: Apple’s latest iPhone is billed as ‘the most amazing iPhone yet’ and it’s difficult to disagree. While retaining the design and fantastic retina display of the award winning iPhone 4 , the 4S brings improved performance, one of the best cameras in the business and new innovations like the virtual assistant ‘Siri’.
Pros: Premium design and build, Smooth, simple interface, First class camera
Cons: ‘Siri’ still needs polish, Relatively few customisation options
Excerpt: Siri is Apple’s brand new feature for the Apple iPhone 4S, and some would say that it is more of a gimmick than a useful application. However, with the ability send texts, make calls, set reminders and answer questions without you typing a single word, is it worth upgrading to the iPhone 4S just for Siri?