So much for underwhelming! Apple announced on Monday morning that the new iPhone 4S has already topped one million preorders -- and that’s just in the first 24 hours. It may look like an iPhone 4 and quack like an iPhone 4, but the iPhone 4S is anything but fowl.
It has definitely been a week filled with shocks. No iPhone 5 was one thing, but it paled in comparison to losing the man who started it all, Steve Jobs. We look back this week with sadness, with fond memories, and with just a bit of Steve's last product.
It’s Friday at last, and what a grueling week it has been. Many of you are probably groggy from staying up late (or getting up early) to preorder a new iPhone 4S, hung over from the “Let’s talk iPhone” event or just plain bummed out about the loss of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. But don’t despair -- let’s recap the events for Friday, October 7 before we embrace the weekend.
Alright, so iPhone 4S owners won’t receive the jealous stares that early adopters wait on long lines for, but it remains to be seen if “the most amazing iPhone yet” will languish on shelves while would-be buyers sort through the myriad Android options.
To say it’s what’s inside that counts is a tad cliche, we know, but the new iPhone has a lot more going for it than a capital ‘S.’ But that does that mean you should run out and sign over two more years of your life to your phone carrier? We’re here to help you weigh the pros and cons of whether or not you should pre-order and get that phone, or hold out for something greater.
It’s that time of the week when our thoughts stray from the work at hand to what we might do this Columbus Day weekend, but the tech industry is pushing through hump day with a variety of news items you’re sure to enjoy. Work off that post-keynote hangover by reading the latest news for Wednesday, October 5 starting… now!
Few would argue that Epic Games’ Infinity Blade was one of the most impressive games ever released for iOS -- but that’s only the beginning, because the company has announced a sequel coming December 1, with a sneak preview on the iPhone 4S at Tuesday’s “Let’s talk iPhone” event in Cupertino.
Join us on Tuesday, October 4 at 10AM PST as we live blog Apple's very special iPhone event. Let's talk about the next iPhone with Tim Cook and friends, straight from Apple Town Hall. Stay turned, bookmark this page, and make sure to be right here to join us on the conversation. After all, we've been waiting for this for awhile.
As awesome as the new iPhone 4S looks, there’s just one more thing that senior vice president of worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller left out of his keynote -- and it’s at the heart of the company’s “Let’s talk iPhone” invitation.