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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    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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    T-Mobile finally gets an iPhone of its own this Friday, letting Apple fans enjoy the full speeds of the carrier's network for the first time ever. As such, T-Mobile is really invested in making this launch a big success, and that means showing the other carriers that, even late to the table, it can still sell a whole mess of iPhones. To help draw customers, it's offering a trade-in deal for previous iPhone owners, but is this promotion really a good deal? Normally, the 16GB iPhone 5 for T-Mobile will run you $100 outright, and demand monthly $20 payments for two years. If you trade-in an ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through some new iOS 6.1.3 bugs that have been detected. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and some new things discovered after a ROM dump. Later it's more Galaxy S 4 talk as we have some results on battery tests against the HTC One and iPhone 5. Later we talk about some new Xperia models leaked, the Xperia A and Xperia UL, and please don't laugh at the names before we do. We end today's show talking about Amazon and their probable 4.7-inch smartphone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Latest iOS 6.1.3 Update Seems Pretty Bug-Prone ...

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    Today is the big day. Samsung will have the attention of the entire tech world and hundreds of thousands – possibly millions – of consumers around the world. The successor to the one of the most successful smartphones ever will be unveiled shortly after 7:00 PM EDT today. And there is a ton of pre-announcement buzz leading up to the event. A mad rush of leaks and rumors broke out this week, some as recent as this morning. But the reception of these rumors and leaks has been surprisingly mixed. Judging from the increasing number of pictures that show off the purported Galaxy S IV in ...

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    With close to 2,000 stores in the US and Canada, Staples is one large office supply chain store which definitely needs no introduction if you live in one of the 26 countries worldwide in which it is present, including the USA. In Canada you are already able to purchase Apple products from Staples and it looks like the US is not far away with that either. Apple might be expanding its US distribution with the addition of Staples, even though neither company officially confirmed the report. However, Staples employees took the news to their Twitter accounts: Regis Mulot, SVP of Global Human ...

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    If you compare today's smartphones with the best handsets offered four or five years ago, it's truly astounding how far everything has come. Yesterday, I briefly explained in an editorial about a rumored Ultrapixel camera that mobile hardware and performance have began to transcend the boundaries of the limitations often associated with mobile technology. Rarely, however, do we stop and think about how powerful our pocket-sized computers truly are. But with mobile processors clocked at speeds that rival some full-fledged computers and featuring anywhere from two to eight cores, pinhole ...

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    So you jailbroke your iPhone or iPad after the evasi0n jailbreak process was released last week, but you discovered that it just wasn't for you. You prefer the stock feel of iOS over the seemingly never-ending sea of mods and tweaks. There's nothing to be ashamed of, and there's no reason to fret, even if you didn't backup before jailbreaking … like you should have. The unjailbreaking method is relatively quick and very easy. All you need is iTunes, your Lightning or 30-pin cable and your iDevice. A couple clicks and no more than a half-hour later, and you will be back ...

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    We've all been there. You pull your phone out of your pocket and notice something is off. Slide past the lock screen and you notice that, for whatever reason, your phone is back to factory settings. (For the record, I have had this happen with every mobile OS I have used to date.) Or maybe you have lost a phone. Having to go through the motions to get your phone back to how it should be is never a fun process. It's time consuming, and sometimes important information is gone forever, irrecoverable. Fortunately, there is a solution – precautionary steps that prevent sensitive or important ...

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