This iPhone 4S review takes a look at the latest smartphone from Apple and at what it did right. The wait for this version of the Iphone was longer than its fans were used to, but the 4S was released eventually and while many people were happy with its features, plenty of other fans were disappointed that they didn’t get more and that it’s not the iPhone 5 instead. A lot of people wanted 4G to be part of the specs offered by the iPhone 4S, others wanted a completely new design and some wanted a bigger screen to be offered on this phone. Getting a small upgrade is not something new though and it was to be expected by anyone that paid attention when the iPhone 3GS was launched. That was also a small upgrade and in general Apple seems to be launching a major version every 2 years, in order to attract the money of the customers that bought the previous major version. This way, the millions of people that will get out of their 2 year contract next year will have the iPhone 5 to buy instead. The loyal fan base that bought the iPhone 4 will be the same people that will buy the iPhone 5 next year. When you consider this fact and you look at the iPhone 4S as a strategic move from Apple, this minor upgrade makes sense.
When all things are considered, the iPhone 4S is actually a pretty decent phone and there are plenty of upgrades included to make plenty of people happy. The phone finally comes with a 64GB version, it has a better camera, it has a dual core processor and it also comes with the Siri personal assistant, which got a lot of attention from analysts and users. It’s not the perfect phone, but it’s good enough to hold us until the next iPhone is released.