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[TH]3 Reasons Why You Should Not Upgrade to iPhone 4S

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Not trying to be a hater here, just think this is something to take into account when you make your phone purchase decision. I've actually debated whether I should buy one; I'm leaning more towards not buying at this point. I think if I were to get an iPhone, I might go with a iPhone 4 instead; it'd save money and still basically be the same phone.

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/apple-ip...ews-12769.html

What I'm saying, is don't just be a fanboy. Make an educated decision on whether this is a product that meets your needs.
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It's an incremental update. Period. It's a refresh like a restoration for an old car – a new engine, a few new options, LED lights and sporty wings on the back. It's not a new model. Would you get rid of your car a year or two into its financing (which would result in a huge monetary loss) for the privilege of getting those new features?
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Is it just me or are there no exceptional features in the iPhone 4S? There is a dual-core processor, the 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video, and a beta version of Siri voice recognition. Siri is rather impressive, but it's not finalyet, and you will have to be a beta tester to help mature the software behind it.
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For a $100 premium over the iPhone 4, you get the better camera, HSDPA, a dual-core processor and Siri. If you must sign a 2-year contract, do so with the iPhone 4S and not with the regular iPhone 4 or the iPhone 3GS. Even better, keep your current phone and wait for the iPhone 5.
Here's his other article on why you should buy an iPhone: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/apple-ip...ews-12767.html
Edited by whitingnick - 10/10/11 at 3:49pm
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1. Because it is an Apple product
2. Because it would be supporting the Apple corporation
3. Because there are so many better Android phones with technology much, much ahead of this dated on arrival phone

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post #3 of 55
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Originally Posted by Exostenza View Post
1. Because it is an Apple product
2. Because it would be supporting the Apple corporation
3. Because there are so many better Android phones with technology much, much ahead of this dated on arrival phone

Haha, ok so don't turn this into a hate-fest. If it's a good product, why be against Apple? I'm not an Apple user or Apple fan, but I do respect good technology. Personally, I'm not convinced that Siri or the other minor improvements make it worth spending so much for a new phone. I'll let the people with pre-orders be my beta testers
(currently I own a WP7 and Android)
Edited by whitingnick - 10/10/11 at 3:42pm
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post #4 of 55
The 4S is the same as the 3gs was. Many people did not like the 3gs at first, saying many of the same things that people are saying about the 4s.
If the 4S had been put into a new case and been called the iPhone 5, it would not even be discussed.
The only thing I feel Apple should have done different is increase the RAM.

The 4S is a huge jump from my 3GS. It is a moderate improvement over the 4. If I had a 4, I probably would not even look at the 4S, just wait for the 5, but as a 3GS owner, the 4s looks really good.
My only deal is I am not eligible for an upgrade yet, so I am not going to spend $450 for a 16gb 4S
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post #5 of 55
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The 4S is the same as the 3gs was. Many people did not like the 3gs at first, saying many of the same things that people are saying about the 4s.
If the 4S had been put into a new case and been called the iPhone 5, it would not even be discussed.
The only thing I feel Apple should have done different is increase the RAM.

The 4S is a huge jump from my 3GS. It is a moderate improvement over the 4. If I had a 4, I probably would not even look at the 4S, just wait for the 5, but as a 3GS owner, the 4s looks really good.
My only deal is I am not eligible for an upgrade yet, so I am not going to spend $450 for a 16gb 4S
I fully agree here. Imop, not worth the upgrade from a iPhone 4.
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Geez where is all the hate, the A5 is a great processor and makes the iphone not suck comparing to the newer phones. It has tremendous graphics muscle. That pretty much makes me want to get one. And absolutely worth 100USD
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Originally Posted by Exostenza View Post
1. Because it is an Apple product
2. Because it would be supporting the Apple corporation
3. Because there are so many better Android phones with technology much, much ahead of this dated on arrival phone

Apart from NFC where is this better technology ?
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Geez where is all the hate, the A5 is a great processor and makes the iphone not suck comparing to the newer phones. It has tremendous graphics muscle. That pretty much makes me want to get one. And absolutely worth 100USD
While I normally agree, you have to have software that can use that beefy hardware.

Apple constantly says their refined iOS doesn't need "hardware specifications" to match competitors, they do more with less. Yet here we are, doing the samething every other phone company does. Boasting hardware specs now and matching hardware upgrades quite a few months behind its competitors, but now its the "cool" thing to do?

Not that better hardware is a bad thing at all. My Tegra 2 is doing just fine by all mobile computing standards but Tegra 3 is on the horizon, and I honestly can't see what the hell a quad/penta/hex whatever core it is will do for me. By that logic and by Apple's own standards you guys don't need this phone. You iPhone users should wait for IP5. Don't waste an upgrade in my opinion.
Edited by RagingCain - 10/10/11 at 4:13pm
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post #9 of 55
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lol reminds me of this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg
Haha, good one.
post #10 of 55
The same 3 reasons can basically be applied to any Android phone too, actually it's more relevant because Android phones are released WAAAYY more frequently than iPhones. Yet some people still go out and buy a new Droid phone everytime Motorola releases one, same thing for Samsung and the Galaxy S line. It's the same concept as the 4 vs. the 4s, small updates but people are still willing to upgrade.

Yet people still find a reason to hate on the iPhone...I don't get it.
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