My reaction to the iPhone 4s

       The new iPhone 4s release was kind of like that feeling you used to get around Christmas when you just had to have that new Nintendo system. Then, you look under the tree and it's not there, but you go over your cousins house and find out it's not that much better than the Nintendo you already have-- and it plays all the same games. You wonder if it is worth the hype but still tell your friend that its the coolest game ever.
      I think we've been waiting and dreaming of what Apple could come up with next for so long that some of us were half expected a hovercraft or something (Back to the Future reference.)

       If you're connected to Sprint's network.. you're probably doing back-flips and somersaults. Now you can stop pretending that Droid is better than Apple. So, my guess is that Verizon customers who just got the 4 last year.. will probably wait until their contract is up to re-up on the 4s while Sprint customers will be camping outside Apple stores on October 14th. Although by the time my contract is up, there will probably be an iPhone 4sd or 4 retro or 4 squared.
       The new iPhone is still pretty on the outside, but now it has a good personality too (beauty is no longer skin deep.) Apple engineers have beefed up the innards making it faster, with a better camera and it won't need a computer to sync your pictures, music and contacts.
           Meanwhile,  the iPod has officially killed Zune (my first music player.) I got that one when I was anti-Apple. My eyes have been opened. And I'm sure Apple has something to do with the downfall of Eastman Kodak. Afterall why would you need to buy a film camera or even print your pictures if you can take all your pictures with your iPhone and share them on Facebook and Twitter. By the way Kodak has been around for 131 years and literally birthed consumer photography.

Height: 4.5 inches (115.2 mm)
Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
Depth: 0.37 inch (9.3 mm)
Weight: 4.9 ounces (140 grams)


  • Assisted GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cellular


  • Retina display
  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • 960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front and back
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Camera, Photos, and Video

  • 8-megapixel camera
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • Face detection in still images
  • LED flash
  • Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
  • Video stabilization
  • Front camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second
  • Photo and video geotagging

Power and Battery5

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 14 hours on 2G (GSM)
  • Standby time: Up to 200 hours
  • Internet use: Up to 6 hours on 3G, up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours

TV and Video

  • AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV support at 720p
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p with Apple Digital AV Adapter or Apple VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • Video out support at 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable (cables sold separately)
  • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format


  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor


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