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had they changed the name to iphone 5, any change the case, people would be all over it...
People are all over it. In record numbers.

I'm going from a 3GS to a 4S...pretty easy decision for me.
 
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post #32 of 55
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Let me start by saying I don't own an iPhone, nor Android phone, so you can see I'm a fanboy of neither. SHORTENED
Wow, reasonable.
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Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post
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.
to be fair, Apple is 1 company doing 1 release about yearly.

comparing Android as a whole is superfluous because they (HTC, Motorola, Samsung, et al) release multiple phones for multiple market segments. and half of the time the phone is rebranded by the carriers (see the Galaxy S II)

i mean you mentioned the Galaxy S line. the S II was announced Feb 13 2011 while the S (original) was announced in March 2010. it's not exactly the same situation.

i'll still say what i believe - this is not something i'd recommend to an owner of an iphone 4. to an owner of a 3GS however it'd be a better deal.
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It's faster and has a better camera, which means I'll buy it. I'm toying with the idea of paying retail and selling my iPhone 4 instead of my usual, paying the termination fee and getting it on contract on another line or provider. Cost difference isn't all that much and it won't extend my contract, so I'll be upgrade eligible in time for the iPhone 5.
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post #35 of 55
I actually just had a class discussion about this.

It's definitely not worth upgrading from an iPhone 4 - as others have said.

Anyway, I just can't wait to get myself a free iPhone 3GS.
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The GPU in the iPhone 4S is quite a bit better than the iPhone 4's.
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post #38 of 55
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Let me start by saying I don't own an iPhone, nor Android phone, so you can see I'm a fanboy of neither.

That being said, I find the Android fanboys here to be very contradicting. I've seen all kinds of Android owners jizz in their pants over 25-50% improvements in speeds, or new OS versions, but when an Apple phone comes out with a 700% improvement in GPU speeds, and 200% improvement in CPU speeds it's apparently "not worth an upgrade". Drop the double-standards guys. Besides, most of the iPhone 4 owners are not eligible for an upgrade yet, I would bet that the largest majority of people initially getting the 4S are people with a 3GS or older, or people who don't yet have an iPhone.

And to the comments that they "look identical", really who cares? When I upgraded my PC I kept the same case and swapped out most of the internals. Was that upgrade not worth it because it looks the same on the outside?

I guess fanboys from both camps will always find something to whine about. I have a dream, a dream of an OCN free from fanboys. Psht, like that'll ever happen.
Ban all fanboys? And/or ignore them all? That's what I've been doing, adding people I don't like to my ignore list.
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On the contrary the iPhone 4S couldn't be much more different than the 4 than it is now. What exactly did they want in it? It's significantly better in every area. You might not care for the improvements which is fair enough, but that doesn't make it a refresh. The 3GS wasn't referred to as a refresh yet the 4S is way more of a significant improvement over the 4 than the 3GS was over the 3G.
Edited by steelbom - 10/10/11 at 6:18pm
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On the contrary the iPhone 4S couldn't be much more different than the 4 than it is now. What exactly did they want in it? It's better in every area, and that isn't a refresh. You might not care for the improvements which is fair enough, but that doesn't make it any less a considerable improvement over the 4.
Another user said it perfectly. People expected a visual refresh, and when they didn't get one, they're crying about it. Anyways, I love the iPhone 4's look, it's quite nice looking.
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