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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    Sprint and T-Mobile are offering free 32GB iPhone 7 devices with the trade-in of an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s. These promotions don't really help out those with the Plus models looking for a way to upgrade and they certainly take a bite out of perpetual iPhone lease-to-upgrade programs. But at least we can say that everyone, including Verizon, is trying. Its offer? A free 32GB iPhone 7 for your working and decent looking iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. Yep, the 5.5-inch models are on the table for up to a $650 credit. Keep in mind that trade-ins are usually limited to ...

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    Three countries in Europe are now "trading up with installments" with anticipation that more will be on the way. Apple's new combined trade-in and financing program is no longer exclusive to the US — if only for a limited time. France, Italy and Spain are the latest territories to roll-out the scheme, all with the same promise: give your working iPhone (4s or later) in good condition and you'll pay less for an iPhone SE, iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus over 24 months. Unlike the US version of the program that is backed by Citizens One Financing, there's interest on these programs. Over in ...

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    More from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo as we've heard from him about iPhones old and small in investment note after investment note. This one follows on from a previous note talking about the 2017 iPhone, whatever it will happen to be called. Kuo is following up on a branch he left concerning the main build material for that iPhone. Would it be ceramic? Plastic? Glass and metal? How about glass and glass? All-glass, even, as the analyst believes that the competition is aluminium-saturated at this point and that Apple will look to diverge from the pack it has been settling into and ...

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    Apple is offering more people another way to pay for that new iPhone that they've been thinking about getting, but can't afford to tank their bank accounts to attain. In addition to the existing upgrade program the company currently offers, it is now also accepting trade-ins of Android, Windows or older Apple smartphones and is giving either up to $350 of striaght-up in-store credit or a discounted installment rate. The initial iPhone Upgrade Program makes an 16GB iPhone 6s with AppleCare+ available to buyers for $32.41 per month without interest. After 24 payments, the buyer owns the ...

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    As the US market stagnates, and China matures, the second-most populous country in the world is quickly becoming number one in mainstream appeal for both smartphone-producing veterans and rookies. After all, there are now over a billion mobile users in India and growing, with active local smartphone ownership recently exceeding the United States and only ranking below China around the globe. It thus came as no surprise to see Apple, probably the most “conservative” name in the industry in terms of device prices and profit margins, discount the iPhone 5s and 6s to try to win over an ...

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    Mixpanel's latest tracking survey shows that a healthy contingent of iPhone users don't want to make an upgrade that will strain their hands. After publicized cases of "texting thumb" making the news and in a stark face-off against the growing trend of the growing phone, data says more than 37 percent of iPhone toters have a device dating back to at least 2013. The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c were the last four-inch mobile devices we got from Cupertino before the stretch to a 4.7 inch minimum. The former had the most share at 18 percent of all iPhones while the latter registered nearly 5.5 ...

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    "Planned obsolescence" is a tired old phrase and a favorite of Apple critics when talking about how the company likes to get people to upgrade to shinier iPhones. The supposed menacing aspect of having Apple actively pull users up to newer devices or push down older device owners' experiences is what's troubling at least 100 people who are participating in a class action lawsuit against the Cupertino giant. Specifically, those holding the iPhone 4s are asking for at least $5 million in damages and fees plus admission of wrongdoing in ads and disclaimers because of extremely degraded ...

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    Earlier this week we saw Apple distribute iOS 8.1.1 to its userbase, resolving a few bugs and delivering what were supposed to be performance improvements for older Apple hardware like the iPhone 4S, which had been struggling to meet the demands of iOS 8 with aging A5 SoCs and just 512 MB of RAM. Did Apple succeed in its goal? Some real-world testing suggests it did to an extent, though even these tweaks are insufficient to bring these models back to previous levels of performance. In an array of timed tests, iPhone 4S hardware completed tasks in essentially the same amount of time running ...

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    Many boast that Apple's support for legacy devices is better than its competitors, and in a way, we could say that is true. You can walk into any Apple Store and notice customers still getting support for Macs and iPhones that are years old, which is great, but that doesn't mean that Apple doesn't try to convince you to upgrade through some planned obsolescence. Many complained that even though the legacy iPhone 4s and iPad 2 were still supported by iOS 8, this slowed their devices to a crawl, and it seems that Apple has decided to address that. Apple has just launched iOS 8.1.1, which we ...

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    Apple's launch of iOS 8 has been met with some polarized reviews. While this is surely a more mature version of iOS 7, legacy devices like the iPhone 4s have nearly been crippled by the update, and on the other hand, a lot of the features are still not fully present, like Continuity for example. If you're wondering just how well iOS 8 is doing, you'll be shocked to know that even Apple doesn't admit good numbers. Apple has just published its iOS numbers, as tabulated by Apple Store visits. You'd assume that the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus would alone boost the numbers of iOS 8 ...

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    A time not too far into the past, Apple's mobile products were the gold standard of the industry. The iPhone dictated the direction of the coming year, and it was one of the few smartphones with incredible design and a consistent and reliable user experience. Further, tablet-optimized applications were made almost solely for Apple's iPad. However, Apple has been slow to update its software, hardware innovation has almost slowed to a crawl, and other OEMs are closing the gap in many areas – tablet market share, tablet-optimized apps, and even customer satisfaction. Apple got comfortable. ...

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    It's hard to deny that every iPhone ever launched has gained a significant level of popularity. Apple may not sell most of the smartphones in the world, but with the amount of iPhones seen in the public these days, it's clear that Apple has a significant lead. If you're interested in seeing just how popular a device like the iPhone 5s is today, the numbers are in. ABI Research has just published its report for Q1 2014, and the firm is declaring the iPhone 5s as the most popular smartphone in the world for that quarter. Sadly the details as to how this ranking was determined are hard to ...

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    A couple months back, we heard about a problem Nokia was facing with the chargers for the Lumia 2520, as they were released in certain European nations. The company identified a small but nonetheless present risk that users might inadvertently end up shocking themselves while inserting or removing the plug, and subsequently halted sales and got busy exchanging defective models. This week, a very similar story is unfolding for Apple, as it faces its own issues with faulty chargers in the EU. The good news for Apple is that it's not dealing with a current product like Nokia was; this alert ...

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    Samsung is expecting the Galaxy S 5 to outsell last year's GS4, and the expectations so far seem to match the events on the market, as this year's flagship is doing pretty well in its initial stages of availability. According to a Telegraph report, former iPhone users have a big merit in all this, as, apparently, over one third of those who upgraded to the GS5 taking advantage of a trade-in program were ex-iPhone owners. Most customers were coming from an iPhone 4S, generating a more than 200% increase in iPhone trade-ins -- according to CompareMyMobile, quoted by The Telegraph -- followed ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Sunday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    If you have an Apple iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S, chances are you're waiting for the iPhone 6 to come out, as you've probably skipped both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. If you have a Galaxy S II from Samsung, you should be excited about the MWC Unpacked event where the S 5 might land, as you apparently skipped the S III and S 4. However, Microsoft wants to take advantage of your hesitation and has an offer which you should definitely consider if you are willing to give Windows Phone, and its surrounding ecosystem, a chance. If you trade in your iPhone 4, iPhone 4s or Galaxy S2, you can get a ...

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    iOS 7 is live, and, as we've recently learned from our poll, most users can't wait to experience Apple's latest and greatest. However, first, you have to own a compatible device. The list includes the iPhone 4 and 4S (partially), as well as the iPhone 5 (full support) -- in addition to the 5C and 5S that will have iOS 7 installed out-of-the-box. Tablet compatibility includes iPad 2 and 3 (partially), as well as the iPad 4 (full support), in addition to the iPad mini. Second, as usual with major Apple software updates, you'll have to have a lot of patience. Everyone will be slamming the ...

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    For those who couldn't see it coming from a mile away, Apple unveiled a new product today – two new products, actually. The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Rumors have pointed to the production of a cheaper, colorful iPhone for months now, as Apple can't seem to keep a lid on things anymore. As it turns out, the rumors were exactly spot-on. And the iPhone 5C is practically a cheaper version of the current iPhone 5. It features the same A6 chip, 1GB RAM, roughly the same battery life, the same display, either 16 or 32GB of storage, and a solid polycarbonate shell. And anyone who thought that ...

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    Sometimes, you push obligations back for too long and they just pile up, week after week after week, until they never get done. Well, when we started the Pocketnow Weekly technology podcast just over one year ago, we decided that listener mail -your mail- was going to be a big part of it, and it's consistently added flavor to the show. But the last few weeks have been so packed with news that we've been forced to neglect our listener mailbag - much to the justified consternation of some of our loyal writers-in. So today, we're finally making good on a long-held debt: we're devoting an ...

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    While apps only get better and better, giving us new and more interesting ways to keep in touch with each other, one component of the smartphone experience has seriously been stagnating: voice calls. That's largely been due to voice existing separately from other phone data, and the system not being optimized for today's high-speed networks and more capable devices. There are a few ways coming to help modernize voice, like VoLTE and HD Voice. The latter is something we've heard AT&T talk about implementing sometime this year, and the carrier has singled-out the iPhone 5 as an early ...

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    It's the common thing for retailers to drop the price of Apple products when they're a week or two away from being refreshed. It's also the common deal for carriers like Sprint to drop the price as well if they haven't met their quota of sales. What's odd is to see a retailer do this when we are still a ton of months away from the expected refresh of the next-generation iPhone. In this case we're talking about Walmart, which just decided to drop the price of the iPhone 5 to just $129 after the usual 2-year contract, and the iPhone 4S to just $39. Now what makes this sale even more unique ...

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    Google+ for iOS has been updated to support features introduced at this year's Google I/O. The new version is available for download from the iTunes App store, either from the link at the bottom, or via your App Store app on the device. Among the many new features added to this release is: new Google+ Photos features keep photos organized and looking their best, Auto Enhance functionality for your uploaded images, photo highlights, ability to share short animations, and panoramas, ability to edit comments, and more. For a full list of changes make sure to check out the app page on ...

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    Since the iPhone 4, iPhones in general are regarded as having some of the best, if not the best, smartphone cameras around. Sure, the Lumia 920 from Nokia has optical image stabilization, so it performs better in low-light. And some newer phones have 13-megapixel sensors, meaning they produce larger images. But the iPhone has a way of almost always capturing great, balanced photos. But some photos simply need some touching-up, some post-processing to turn an okay photo into something much more dramatic or moving. The built-in Photos application has some lightweight tools for editing ...

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    Unless we're talking about hands-free voice commands, using your smartphone while driving is just an accident waiting to happen. We can tell people not to do it, and warn them of the risks, but in the end it's up to drivers themselves to resist the temptation to check their Twitter feed while speeding down the highway. One company has devised a system that might be able to force even the most phone-crazy drivers to put their handsets down when behind the wheel, but we wonder if it isn't just a bit overkill. Origo forces drivers to dock their phones, with their screens facing away, before ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about T-Mobile's bold iPhone trade-in plans to give you an iPhone 5. Then we talk about Samsung's new ad campaign for the Galaxy S 4, with a different twist to last year. Then we go through a new Google Giveaway of nexus devices, with a very ironic strategy to allow you to participate. Later we talk about the iPad 5 display leaks, and what this means to the next flagship tablet from Apple. We end today's show talking about Office for iOS and Android, and the bad news behind the probable new release date. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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