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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    After updating the Facebook client for the iPhone and the iPad -- with a revamped, faster experience -- Facebook has now refreshed its Messenger program to bring a couple of neat features for those who keep in touch using the social networks' messaging offering. The new version brings bugfixes alongside the ability to add smileys, hearts and other emoji to messages, tappable person name at the top of your conversation that takes you to their Facebook Timeline, the ability of seeing who's active lets you and your friends know how soon to expect a reply, and an improved "new message" sound. ...

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    Skype just got better if you run it on your Apple iPhone or iPad. The latest version which has just recently been made public brings a set of new features, alongside the usual bugfixes and performance improvements. The ability to send and receive photos is now there on your iOS-powered device alongside an updated privacy setting. The changelog also includes fixed bug related to Bluetooth and calls, minor visual improvements across the app as well as other minor bug fixes. Follow the source links below to grab the program or just consult your App Store application on your Apple phone or ...

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    It's Friday, so it's never a bad idea to add some weird humor to the beginning of our weekend. In this case though, be prepared for some brutality as a couple of guys just unboxed a brand new Samsung Galaxy S III and an iPhone 4S and made no cuts in the video in order to show that they truly did drag two brand new phones from a car to test the durability of their screens. Obviously this is more of a Samsung video, since at all times the guy filming is boasting about how well he knows that the Galaxy S III will survive the drag race and that the iPhone 4S won't. I won't spoil the results ...

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    This is probably not the best time to get an iPhone, since we're probably just a month or two away from Apple's next generation smartphone. That said, if you're in urgent need to get one, that doesn't mean that devices like the iPhone 4S won't remain relevant for at least another year or two. As carriers begin doing their best to boost sales during the slowest season of the year, Sprint took the lead by dropping as much as $86 from any iPhone that you purchase in their network after a two-year contract. That involves dropping $50 off the price tag, and then waving the $36 activation fee. ...

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    Apple's next-generation mobile platform, iOS 6, is expected to launch with the occasion of the next iPhone (according to rumors, on September 12). It brings a truckload of features to the table (according to what we've been shows by Apple, and we still believe there are still some aces up their sleeves) but, on a general note, it is still an iOS 5 (or 4) on steroids. In the concept video below, and at the article source link, you can find a couple of ideas Apple could have though about and implemented in iOS 6. Some of them might be there while others have a very slim chance of ever ...

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    The last time we talked about what AT&T retail employees were up to, it was in the context of Windows Phone sales. At the time, we heard some reports that AT&T workers weren't very concerned with selling Windows Phone handsets, and instead were pointing even customers with specific interest in Windows Phone towards the iPhone, instead. Some new rumors out today suggest that allegiances have changed over at AT&T, and employees are now being directed to discourage iPhone sales. Supposedly, regional managers have been giving the directive, and retail workers are told to encourage ...

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    iOS6 will bring a lot of new features (despite the fact that many are expecting a brand new user interface), at least from what Apple have shown and told us. Of course, there might be some more exciting stuff being held from us in order to show off with the occasion of the iPhone event. However, Apple introduced a nice little feature in the Mail app, as spotted by BGR. If you conversation view (thread) is getting too long, you have to pull in order to expand the collapsed email and it will display more. In order to visualize this, check out the image above. It's pretty much similar to ...

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    Despite the fact that the numbers are looking really good, Apple's financial results for the second quarter of 2012 fall short of some expectations mainly because of speed bumps in the European economy as well as slightly worse iPhone sales. The fruit company managed to sell 26 million iPhones and 17 million iPads in Q2. However, iPhone sales are lower than expected and, according to the company, rumors of the next iPhone are hurting smartphone sales. The same thing happened last year with the iPhone 4 where many future owners refrained from purchasing one on the eve of the iPhone 4S ...

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    Those running the third beta of iOS 6 noticed that Apple will make it easier to update applications and install free ones by removing an extra step necessary in the current iteration of the platform. Passwords will no longer be required for installation of free applications. The user will also no longer be required to enter their iTunes password when updating an application already installed, regardless if it is free or purchased/commercial. Currently the system is asking you for authentication but in iOS 6, whenever tapping a free product in the AppStore in order to install it, the button ...

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    We are very lucky to live in today's world of technology, even though many of us don't know it. The multitude of platforms and device manufacturers, as well as the diversity in hardware design, specs and form factors allow us to choose those gadgets which perfectly suit our needs (and pockets). We thought we'd let all of our dear readers know what devices the Pocketnow Editors are carrying at the moment. Carrier variant or unlocked, black, white or other flavor, small, medium or large, tablet, phablet or smartphone, they're all there for us to choose from. Let's dive right in! Adam Z Lein ...

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    Not often we have the chance of comparing phones with excellent imaging capabilities. The Apple iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X are all known to deliver great capturing functionality (and we know we're a couple of devices short on the list, but these are the hottest at the moment). We've took the above three, plus the Nokia 808 PureView, for a spin. Pictures and videos captured in real life, side-by-side, just to make sure every tech and marketing talk on paper has a solid basis in reality. First off, let's talk pictures! In the comparisons below we have set all phones to ...

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    If it's not one thing, it's another. No matter how great the latest smartphone to arrive sounds on paper, spend enough time actually using it, and you'll always end up finding something that bugs you. It might be a problem with the build quality, or some unintuitive software, but users will always find something to complain about. FixYa's been keeping track of the complaints it hears regarding several popular models, giving us a look at some of the top user-reported issues. In the Android camp, we've got the brand-new Galaxy S III, as well as the Galaxy Nexus. For both models, the ...

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    There's no denying that the definition of what a smartphone is has shifted quite a few times in less than a decade. At first it was a phone with PIM functionality, later a PDA that had phone functionality, later a phone that was smart enough to handle anything developers could throw at it, and as of a few months ago, it's all about a phone that talks to you. I know many of you started reading this thinking that Voice Control is the big thing now, but as we've been going through the different alternatives in the market lately, it's clear that the technology is not there yet. Our first ...

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    There are quite a lot of people who like to combine the best of both worlds and using Gmail on your iOS-powered device, let it be iPhone or iPad, is just one example. However, the Gmail app for iOS is lacking functionality compared to the Android flavor but there's an update available in the App Store that tries to close the gap. Probably the most important addition is Notification Center support with options for banners, alerts and lock screen notifications. You no longer have to open the application to check for e-mails, you can finally be notified if you have one right on your lock ...

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    When it comes to digital media, renting has as many advantages as does purchased media. For example, if you rent music, books or movies, you don't have to worry about a variable cost. You can consume as much as you can eat, for a fixed cost, that's easier to budget than the variable cost of owning. You also don't have to worry about your purchased music, books or movies not being supported in the future as products evolve, since you don't own it anyways. There's definitely a lot of wisdom behind the whole concept of subscription services. On the other hand, when it comes to purchasing, the ...

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    There's a lot to celebrate about iOS 6. Brandon's recent editorial highlights the top 5 features we found most interesting, but after testing the first beta just a couple of days later, not everything has been fun and games. I could certainly add a ton of additional reasons why I consider that the OS matters, but today, it's time to talk about the five reasons why I'm disappointed. Let’s start this list with a disclaimer though. There's nothing in these five disappointments that considers iOS either superior or inferior to other platforms. There's no such thing as a perfect operating ...

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    One of the exciting features brought by iCloud and iOS 5 last year were the Photo Stream which instantly uploaded (if on WiFI) images snapped on one device -- like the iPhone -- and made them available on another device -- like a tablet or a computer. Dropbox for Android was already able to upload camera pictures to your account but now, with the same functionality coming to iOS, Photo Stream is getting some steam. You can enable or disable the automatic upload of camera shots as well as toggle whether you want to use WiFi, data, or both. Images uploaded will be available on the web as ...

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    One of the top five Apple iOS 6 features is the new and improved Maps, which contains a neat little feature called Flyover. The company is no longer using Google as the main source of placing you on the map and has turned to another company to deliver cartography for basic mapping and turn-by-turn solution. According to TomTom, the company "has signed a global agreement with Apple for maps and related information". No further details have been made public but this will probably change (or not) once iOS 6 is ready for the public. For now, it is worth noting -- in case you were wondering ...

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    For as exciting as Apple's new software announcements can be, whenever one comes around it's always a harrowing moment for users of older hardware, wondering if their devices will make the cut this time around, or if they're finally going to be left by the wayside. With iOS 6, the upgrade situation looked pretty promising at first, with the only big loser being the original iPad. Now that we're beginning to learn additional information about the company's apps, some new limitations are coming light, and spelling bad news for owners of even more hardware. The new Maps is going to be a major ...

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    Cricket is set to introduce the US to prepaid iPhone service later this month, and we've heard rumors about the possibility for Boost Mobile to offer similar service in a few months, possibly during September. According to the Wall Street Journal, they're not the only outfits in town with an eye on the iPhone, and Virgin Mobile could be next to add a prepaid iPhone to its stable, as soon as next month. Just like the other prepaid iPhone options, a Virgin Mobile iPhone sounds attractive due to the carrier's affordable monthly plans. With an on-contract iPhone, the absolute lowest bill you ...

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    Just yesterday, we learned of Cricket's plans to begin offering the iPhone 4 and 4S on its prepaid network, giving Apple fans in the States an opportunity to save what could be some pretty substantial bank on their monthly service costs. This sounded like a great opportunity for customers, and an especially good fit for the iPhone, as Apple users are already used to paying a bit of premium for the company's gear, making the higher upfront cost for off-contract phone hardware a little easier to bear. Cricket's hardly the only prepaid game in town, though, so what about the other carriers? A ...

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    We've seen pictures of what are supposed to be iPhone 5 components, showing-off the new case design to make room for a larger, widescreen display. We've taken a look at schematics, attempting to give us a precise idea of just how large a screen Apple will be using. If you're having a bit of trouble grasping just what impact that will have on how you use an iPhone, you might want to check out this new video, showing one of these iPhone 5 components up against a current-gen iPhone, really demonstrating the scale of the changes. When presented like this, that widescreen display ends up ...

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    Pick up an on-contract iPhone in the US and you're looking to pay, minimum, $60 a month for service, and that's without SMS and only 300MB data. If you wanted unlimited service, voice, SMS, and data included, you'll be paying Sprint about $110 a month, which quickly starts adding up. If you don't mind shelling-out a little more up front, though, Cricket will soon offer the iPhone on its prepaid plans, bundling everything together for just $55 a month. Now, to be fair, Cricket's "unlimited" data isn't quite that, with throttling past the 2.3GB "fair use" threshold. Even with that in mind, ...

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    As we mentioned in After The Buzz - Episode 1, most new phone launches go the same. We usually get the device early on and squeeze the last drop of it in testing so that we can have the review live for you in a timely manner. Obviously one or even two weeks of testing are not always enough. You'll be stuck with that device for two years, so it's always good to revisit these phones after a couple of weeks and a couple of battle scars with real world usage. We're all hard-core users, and if you're still having doubts over purchasing a device, After The Buzz is a new series where we intend to ...

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    Those who prefer Android and who also use the Amazon Appstore are familiar with the giant's free "app of the day" offering where they give away paid applications for free every day. It looks like those who prefer Apple's products will also benefit from something similar, or at least that's what we think (hope) after seeing one of App Store's tweets. The tweet itself is pretty self explanatory and even uses the #FreeAppoftheWeek hashtag. Cut the Rope: Experiments seems to be given away for free as part of the program and there's also a huge "App of the Week" banner on the iTunes pages for ...

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