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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    Yesterday, about 24 hours ago, we reported that Nokia has released its -- now rebranded -- HERE maps for iOS, making it available for iPhone and iPad. Today, 24 hours later, the application is already the fourth application in the top free iPhone app list on iTunes, way above popular titles like Pandora, Spotify, Twitter, or even some Apple apps. After iOS 6 removed Google Maps from the system, users of the iPhone 5 -- as well as previous version of the iPhone and iPad that were updated to iOS 6 -- were left with Apple's own maps and some alternatives proposed by Apple itself after the ...

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    The Here maps were announced by Nokia last week and we knew to expect an iOS iteration, among others. It appears that the application is now available in the iTunes App Store for both the iPhone and the iPad. When Apple's CEO Tim Cook apologized for the poor experience in iOS 6, he offered some alternatives available in the App Store until Apple's own mapping solutions become what they should have been. Here maps by Nokia is such an alternative mapping solution (now that Google Maps is no longer the default and a new iteration is yet to arrive) and, according to the description, it brings ...

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    Just the other day, while exchanging some cool ideas with Michael Fisher, he told me about how awesome it would be if phones had flashes for front-facing cameras. I, of course, didn't necessarily like the idea (because you barely use it and it would crank up the costs) but said it would be nice if they turned the screen into a flash (like Photo Booth on Macs turns the screen bright white when you snap a picture). The latest version of Camera+ for the iPhone does exactly that, among other new things. When switching to the front facing camera and having the "flash" on, the screen will light ...

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    Turn-by-turn voice navigation is a feature in iOS 6 that was not available in all countries at launch. While Apple's own website still says the feature will arrive in Australia this month, it has already been turned on according to recent reports. The feature should have been available in October but according to ex-Apple-manager Scott Forstall, it just wasn't ready in time. If you live in Australia an you are running iOS 6 on your iPhone 5, 4S, and 4, you can now enjoy this feature. Apple is continuously working on improving the map experience in iOS after a rather bumpy start (where the ...

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    What's that, Motorola? Brand new mobile juice pack for the previous-gen iPhone? Here's an interesting one for your Sunday: Motorola seems to feel the urge to underline the battery capacity inside the Droid RAZR MAXX HD and its battery life, while comparing it to an Apple iPhone. Whether it is an iPhone 4 or a 4S is up to you to decide, but Motorola probably missed the memo that there's a newer Apple phone on the market. We know that the RAZR MAXX (sans HD) which we reviewed offers an excellent battery life and we even wondered why one would go for the MAXX but it looks like Motorola is ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the recent Galaxy S III sales results that prove it to defeat the iPhone 4S during last quarter. Then we go through the confirmation that the LTE iPad mini is now ready to ship in the next business days. Verizon has also announced their Windows Phone 8 pre-orders and we give you all the details. Later we do some Angry Birds Star Wars talking, even though you're most likely already playing it. We end today's show talking about AT&T's move to accept FaceTime over cellular data, even though there's always a catch. All this and more after the ...

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    The iPhone 4S lost Apple's flagship status once the iPhone 5 was unveiled on September 12, 2012, and available shortly after. Announced on May 3, 2012, the Samsung Galaxy S III sold more units than the iPhone 4S (unveiled on October 4, 2011) for the first time in Q3 2012, according to Strategy Analytics. According to the analysts' research, Samsung sold 18 million Galaxy S III units last quarter compared to 16.2 million iPhone 4S devices, "as consumers temporarily held off purchases in anticipation of a widely expected iPhone 5 upgrade at the end of the quarter". The iPhone 4S, being ...

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    After Apple's shift in management that removes Scott Forstall from the team and puts Sir Jonathan Ive in a leading and directing position for human interfaces, many have wondered what impact will this move have on software. Ive is equally known for his iconic industrial designs in all of Apple's hardware as well as for being a strong voice against the visual representations of real-life things and textures within the software (skeuomorphs in general), according to unnamed past and present Apple employees. According to a still employed designer at Apple who remained unnamed we can be sure ...

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    United States International Trade Commission Judge Thomas Pender ruled that Samsung was infringing on four Apple patents. These include a patent related to the front face of the iPhone as well as one co-invented by the late Steve Jobs referring to touch-screen technology. However, the judge's findings have to be reviewed by the Commission in its entirety but, if uphold, could result in banning South Korean-made products from the U.S. market. February 25, 2013 is the date at which the investigation is scheduled to end. Samsung recently lost one of the battles in the U.S. and had to pay, ...

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    If you've seen (or know all about) the iPhone 5 event then you know that Apple's new iTunes version 11 was slated for an October release. There's little to no doubt that today will be the day and the company itself seems to be teasing the next generation all-in-one application. "Get ready for the new iTunes" is the title of the document which doesn't miss the opportunity to let you know that "the arrival of a new version of iTunes presents a good opportunity to spruce up your library for its new surroundings". The new version of the application will not only bring new features but it will ...

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    Whether you like Apple's own mapping offering on iOS 6 or you hate it there is no doubt at this moment that there is a perception of inferiority when compared to the old Google Maps on previous iterations of iOS. Google executives didn't explicitly confirm nor deny plans for a native iOS 6 Maps application but commented that, even if there will be such an app, Apple would have to approve it anyways. The images above and below seem to be snapped following the instructions in "Mr. Blurrycam's Guide to Photography" to the letter. They're allegedly snapped off of a very early alpha version of ...

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    It's clear that Maps on iOS 6 is bad. The list of complaints is huge, and the fact that Apple's own CEO, Tim Cook felt a need to apologize is a clear sign that things aren't good. Cook linked to some third-party solutions in his apology, but the apps offered are either paid or simply not as reliable as Google maps. The great thing is that this hasn't stopped developers. We just ran into this neat Google Maps client called ClassicMap that looks almost identical to Maps on iOS 6, but that's powered by Google. Keep in mind that this is a version 1.0 though, so don't expect Street View, ...

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    iOS 6 Maps was "the most beautiful, powerful mapping service ever", that is when you only looked at it on paper; once you started to actually use the offering it quickly became obvious that the service didn't deliver, by far in some regions, the experience advertised (and expected). Tim Cook officially apologized for falling short on “delivering the best experience possible" to customers with iOS 6 Maps; Apple went as far as to recommend competing solutions until its own offering became better (competitive). After the acknowledgement the description of Maps has also been changed on ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the iPhone 5's scheduled expansion to regional US carriers and also 22 more countries worldwide. Then we talk about AT&T's four new LTE Android devices built by Samsung, which include the Galaxy Note II. RIM later makes the news with the recent leaked video of the BlackBerry 10 N-Series QWERTY smartphone. Later we go through the leaked photo of the HTC One X+, aside with some other details from the phone. We end today's show talking about Tim Cook's recent public apology for letting customers down with Maps on iOS 6. All this and more ...

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    After a very bumpy start (to say the least) for Apple's own mapping solution inside iOS 6 (and on the iPhone 5), users are waiting eagerly for an official Google Maps application to ease the pain. Until Apple fixes the terrible experience, iPhone 5 users can also wait for a Google Maps port for iOS 6. Eric Schmidt, Google's Executive Chairman, recently said that the Mountain View-based company has made no plans in terms of a dedicated Maps application for the iPhone 5 (iOS 6). "We think it would have been better if they had kept ours. But what do I know? What were we going to do, force ...

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