Posts tagged with: iPhone 4S

[Full iPhone 4S Review] The Apple iPhone 4S was released in October 2011 for Verizon, AT&T and now Sprint. The latest iPhone now sports the Apple A5 chip which was used in the iPad 2 and 1GB of RAM, making it quite a bit faster than its predecessor. It will ship preloaded with iOS 5, the latest version of the popular Apple operating system with over 200 new features and a new voice operated assistant called "Siri". The iPhone 4S also features 2 cameras, one VGA front facing camera for video chat and an improved eight-megapixel camera capable of 1080p HD video capture. Read on for the latest Apple iPhone 4S news, reviews and videos:

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the recent Galaxy S III sales results that prove it to defeat the iPhone 4S during last quarter. Then we go through the confirmation that the LTE iPad mini is now ready to ship in the next business days. Verizon has also announced their Windows Phone 8 pre-orders and we give you all the details. Later we do some Angry Birds Star Wars talking, even though you're most likely already playing it. We end today's show talking about AT&T's move to accept FaceTime over cellular data, even though there's always a catch. All this and more after the ...

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    The iPhone 4S lost Apple's flagship status once the iPhone 5 was unveiled on September 12, 2012, and available shortly after. Announced on May 3, 2012, the Samsung Galaxy S III sold more units than the iPhone 4S (unveiled on October 4, 2011) for the first time in Q3 2012, according to Strategy Analytics. According to the analysts' research, Samsung sold 18 million Galaxy S III units last quarter compared to 16.2 million iPhone 4S devices, "as consumers temporarily held off purchases in anticipation of a widely expected iPhone 5 upgrade at the end of the quarter". The iPhone 4S, being ...

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    After Apple's shift in management that removes Scott Forstall from the team and puts Sir Jonathan Ive in a leading and directing position for human interfaces, many have wondered what impact will this move have on software. Ive is equally known for his iconic industrial designs in all of Apple's hardware as well as for being a strong voice against the visual representations of real-life things and textures within the software (skeuomorphs in general), according to unnamed past and present Apple employees. According to a still employed designer at Apple who remained unnamed we can be sure ...

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    United States International Trade Commission Judge Thomas Pender ruled that Samsung was infringing on four Apple patents. These include a patent related to the front face of the iPhone as well as one co-invented by the late Steve Jobs referring to touch-screen technology. However, the judge's findings have to be reviewed by the Commission in its entirety but, if uphold, could result in banning South Korean-made products from the U.S. market. February 25, 2013 is the date at which the investigation is scheduled to end. Samsung recently lost one of the battles in the U.S. and had to pay, ...

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    If you've seen (or know all about) the iPhone 5 event then you know that Apple's new iTunes version 11 was slated for an October release. There's little to no doubt that today will be the day and the company itself seems to be teasing the next generation all-in-one application. "Get ready for the new iTunes" is the title of the document which doesn't miss the opportunity to let you know that "the arrival of a new version of iTunes presents a good opportunity to spruce up your library for its new surroundings". The new version of the application will not only bring new features but it will ...

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    Whether you like Apple's own mapping offering on iOS 6 or you hate it there is no doubt at this moment that there is a perception of inferiority when compared to the old Google Maps on previous iterations of iOS. Google executives didn't explicitly confirm nor deny plans for a native iOS 6 Maps application but commented that, even if there will be such an app, Apple would have to approve it anyways. The images above and below seem to be snapped following the instructions in "Mr. Blurrycam's Guide to Photography" to the letter. They're allegedly snapped off of a very early alpha version of ...

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    It's clear that Maps on iOS 6 is bad. The list of complaints is huge, and the fact that Apple's own CEO, Tim Cook felt a need to apologize is a clear sign that things aren't good. Cook linked to some third-party solutions in his apology, but the apps offered are either paid or simply not as reliable as Google maps. The great thing is that this hasn't stopped developers. We just ran into this neat Google Maps client called ClassicMap that looks almost identical to Maps on iOS 6, but that's powered by Google. Keep in mind that this is a version 1.0 though, so don't expect Street View, ...

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    iOS 6 Maps was "the most beautiful, powerful mapping service ever", that is when you only looked at it on paper; once you started to actually use the offering it quickly became obvious that the service didn't deliver, by far in some regions, the experience advertised (and expected). Tim Cook officially apologized for falling short on “delivering the best experience possible" to customers with iOS 6 Maps; Apple went as far as to recommend competing solutions until its own offering became better (competitive). After the acknowledgement the description of Maps has also been changed on ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the iPhone 5's scheduled expansion to regional US carriers and also 22 more countries worldwide. Then we talk about AT&T's four new LTE Android devices built by Samsung, which include the Galaxy Note II. RIM later makes the news with the recent leaked video of the BlackBerry 10 N-Series QWERTY smartphone. Later we go through the leaked photo of the HTC One X+, aside with some other details from the phone. We end today's show talking about Tim Cook's recent public apology for letting customers down with Maps on iOS 6. All this and more ...

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    After a very bumpy start (to say the least) for Apple's own mapping solution inside iOS 6 (and on the iPhone 5), users are waiting eagerly for an official Google Maps application to ease the pain. Until Apple fixes the terrible experience, iPhone 5 users can also wait for a Google Maps port for iOS 6. Eric Schmidt, Google's Executive Chairman, recently said that the Mountain View-based company has made no plans in terms of a dedicated Maps application for the iPhone 5 (iOS 6). "We think it would have been better if they had kept ours. But what do I know? What were we going to do, force ...

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    If you're still not sure whether to upgrade your iPhone 4S to the iPhone 5, perhaps we can help. In this video we compare both iPhones in a plethora of catagories: hardware, specs, app launch speed, web browser speed, screen quality, battery life, gaming, and more. In a lot of ways the devices are very different: the iPhone 5's design is new, it has a different connector, and inside, the hardware has changed dramatically. But at the same time, the iPhone 5 takes literally ever spec of the 4S and bumps it up a notch. As such, the iPhone 5 becomes somewhat predictable: apps open faster ...

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    One of the iPhone 5 improvements that was announced with the occasion of the launch event was the camera which is now featuring dynamic low light mode. The assembly is 25% smaller, picture quality should be better and you will be able to take panorama pictures with a dedicated mode. However, this Panorama mode is not exclusive to the iPhone 5; iPhone 4S users will also be able to enjoy it, as you can tell form the revised iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S vs iPhone 4 official comparison above. Even more, the Gold Master release (that's the closest to the public version to be released on the 19th) of ...

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    The iPhone 5 is not the only new buzz-word; iOS 6 is the platform powering it and, while some love it, others prefer iOS 5, even our resident "iPhone guy", Jaime Rivera. The next version of iOS 6, landing on September 19, contains a lot of features but unfortunately not all of them are available in all regions. If you head over to the source link below you will land on an official Apple page which describe features and their availability, by region. Obviously U.S. users will receive the entire package with all features and functionalities available. People living in other countries where ...

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    If you've been keeping up with the iPhone 5 news, have been reading all the rumors for the past several months, and caught yesterday's announcement, you've probably got a pretty strong sense of just what the handset is; really, we wouldn't expect anything less from our readers. Not everyone's so savvy when it comes to smartphones, though, as Jimmy Kimmel made painfully clear on his show last night. In the video below, Kimmel's crew hits the streets to get some opinions on the new iPhone. What the people they speak to don't realize, though, is that they're holding the old iPhone 4S. ...

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    Apple is trying to distance itself from Google and, aside from ditching Google Maps for its own mapping solution, it has also removed the YouTube app from iOS 6 Beta 4, a pretty good indication that it will be left out in the final version of iOS 6. However, since YouTube is such a strong video sharing community, the folks over at Google just announced its brand new, stand-along application for the iPhone. The app is built in such manner that it will offer "the best mobile experience". Unfortunately the application is not designed for the high resolution of the iPad, even though it will ...

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    We've been hearing a lot lately about T-Mobile and its relationship with the iPhone. It started off with a leaked doc discussing the company's sales strategy in the wake of the iPhone 5 launch, and was followed by rumors that the carrier would have in-store iPhone demo units in order to encourage bring-your-own-device service agreements. With Apple's presumed iPhone announcement just days away, T-Mobile is now going public with its iPhone campaign, playing-up the potential savings users could see over a subsidized iPhone with another carrier. Sure enough, there will be iPhone 4S models ...

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    With the iPhone 5's launch creeping up on us, there are going to be tons of users out there looking to ditch their old iPhones in favor of the latest and greatest model. If you'd like to make your old phone a little more valuable by carrier unlocking it, AT&T has just made it easier than ever to get your iPhone unlocked. While in the past you'd have to call AT&T up and get a live person on the line to facilitate your unlock request, you can now put in your unlock request with a simple online tool. Sure, you'll still need to meet the carrier's requirements in order to qualify for an ...

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    Apple's got a habit of announcing new lower-end hardware alongside its cutting-edge gear; back around when the iPhone 4S first came out, we learned of a new 8GB version of the iPhone 4. A new rumor suggests that history will repeat itself, and the announcement of the iPhone 5 will accompany a similar re-shuffling of older iPhone models. Supposedly, Apple would finally drop the 8GB 3GS as its lowest-end model, replacing it with the already-available 8GB iPhone 4. That part's not hard to believe at all, considering the age of the 3GS and its current level of software support. Apple might ...

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    After updating the Facebook client for the iPhone and the iPad -- with a revamped, faster experience -- Facebook has now refreshed its Messenger program to bring a couple of neat features for those who keep in touch using the social networks' messaging offering. The new version brings bugfixes alongside the ability to add smileys, hearts and other emoji to messages, tappable person name at the top of your conversation that takes you to their Facebook Timeline, the ability of seeing who's active lets you and your friends know how soon to expect a reply, and an improved "new message" sound. ...

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    Skype just got better if you run it on your Apple iPhone or iPad. The latest version which has just recently been made public brings a set of new features, alongside the usual bugfixes and performance improvements. The ability to send and receive photos is now there on your iOS-powered device alongside an updated privacy setting. The changelog also includes fixed bug related to Bluetooth and calls, minor visual improvements across the app as well as other minor bug fixes. Follow the source links below to grab the program or just consult your App Store application on your Apple phone or ...

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    It's Friday, so it's never a bad idea to add some weird humor to the beginning of our weekend. In this case though, be prepared for some brutality as a couple of guys just unboxed a brand new Samsung Galaxy S III and an iPhone 4S and made no cuts in the video in order to show that they truly did drag two brand new phones from a car to test the durability of their screens. Obviously this is more of a Samsung video, since at all times the guy filming is boasting about how well he knows that the Galaxy S III will survive the drag race and that the iPhone 4S won't. I won't spoil the results ...

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    This is probably not the best time to get an iPhone, since we're probably just a month or two away from Apple's next generation smartphone. That said, if you're in urgent need to get one, that doesn't mean that devices like the iPhone 4S won't remain relevant for at least another year or two. As carriers begin doing their best to boost sales during the slowest season of the year, Sprint took the lead by dropping as much as $86 from any iPhone that you purchase in their network after a two-year contract. That involves dropping $50 off the price tag, and then waving the $36 activation fee. ...

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    Apple's next-generation mobile platform, iOS 6, is expected to launch with the occasion of the next iPhone (according to rumors, on September 12). It brings a truckload of features to the table (according to what we've been shows by Apple, and we still believe there are still some aces up their sleeves) but, on a general note, it is still an iOS 5 (or 4) on steroids. In the concept video below, and at the article source link, you can find a couple of ideas Apple could have though about and implemented in iOS 6. Some of them might be there while others have a very slim chance of ever ...

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    The last time we talked about what AT&T retail employees were up to, it was in the context of Windows Phone sales. At the time, we heard some reports that AT&T workers weren't very concerned with selling Windows Phone handsets, and instead were pointing even customers with specific interest in Windows Phone towards the iPhone, instead. Some new rumors out today suggest that allegiances have changed over at AT&T, and employees are now being directed to discourage iPhone sales. Supposedly, regional managers have been giving the directive, and retail workers are told to encourage ...

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    iOS6 will bring a lot of new features (despite the fact that many are expecting a brand new user interface), at least from what Apple have shown and told us. Of course, there might be some more exciting stuff being held from us in order to show off with the occasion of the iPhone event. However, Apple introduced a nice little feature in the Mail app, as spotted by BGR. If you conversation view (thread) is getting too long, you have to pull in order to expand the collapsed email and it will display more. In order to visualize this, check out the image above. It's pretty much similar to ...

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