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Wow and at ~$200 per phone to make, now that's profiting!
Considering the carriers subsidize the phone, yes it is.
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No different than most android phones if you think about it, and nobody cries about that
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You mean like every Android phone released?
I don't understand what you mean. What android phone refreshed itself with the same physical look/dimensions, touting new features that the old model will also get with a software update.

I do see the value in the hardware spec boost but they're not significant enough to explain the demand for the device. So many members are pointing out that brand power/ marketing sold this phone and i believe its a significant factor.
    
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People are complaining that the iPhone 4S doesn't fit like a brick in your pocket.
"zomg it doesn't have a 4-inch+ screen".
Screen size is a preference.
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I would love to see the gaming performance if I upgraded my 3GS to this!
I get quite the lag in chaos online doing pvp battles with spells flying all over the place! I need some performance benchmarks!
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Originally Posted by SyncMaster753 View Post
I do see the value in the hardware spec boost but they're not significant enough to explain the demand for the device. So many members are pointing out that brand power/ marketing sold this phone and i believe its a significant factor.
You're forgetting how long its been since Apple last released a phone. Many many people were due for their 2 year upgrade. THAT's where the demand is coming from. Heck I'm still on a 3GS that I got ~23 months ago. People like me are the ones who skipped the 4 because we weren't in our window yet. And since Apple waited so long for the next release, that many more people became eligible.
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I got the 4S because I was eligible for a full upgrade.
AT&T's Android selection isn't too impressive, so I got another iPhone.
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iPhone 3xx to iPhone 4x makes sense. But going from iPhone 4 to 4S makes no sense to me at least.

But well done Apple.
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I bet most of them already owns an iPhone.
Actually, about 50% of all Apple sales are attributed to first time buyers. So I'd disagree that "most" already own them.
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iPhone 3xx to iPhone 4x makes sense. But going from iPhone 4 to 4S makes no sense to me at least.

But well done Apple.
I think this is where some people stand, but unfortunately they apply their feelings to the feelings of every person upgrading to the 4S and wonder why? Solution: stop projecting your own expectations on other people.
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Chinese microblogging sites are going crazy over the fact that it looks no different.
     
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