By Ben Levaton
Apple has done it again. Well, not quite. The iPhone 4s is an impressive update to its previous model the iPhone 4, but it isn’t the comprehensive overhaul we were all expecting to be the iPhone 5. With that said, it’s still the latest and greatest consumer piece of technology out there today. Even if you get caught up in the mac vs. PC argument or Android vs. iPhone—the iPhone is a universe which has something to offer each user for general and particular usages.
So, what does the iPhone 4s have to offer?
If you’re lost, confused or bored, Siri is quite a gal. She will answer anything and everything. Consider her your personal encyclopedia. This “intelligent assistant” can be spoken to directly into the phone, and in a matter of second delivers results based on your query. She’s really friendly, don’t be shy. For all you gamers out there and lovers of gaming apps, the A5 chip enhances graphics and renders them seven times faster. The camera has also been updated allowing you to take pictures with 8-megapixel resolution. And video is filmed at 1080p HD. You can make professional films on a hand-held device. It comes with iOS5 which has new and interesting features like iMessage. If you have ever used iChat, iMessage streamlines the text messaging process and transmits your message in incredibly fast speeds (over WiFi). When you are on WiFi text messaging is free to other iOS5 users. With the addition of iCloud you can easily access all your information—music, photos, apps, mail, contacts, calendars, documents—from anywhere. Lastly, there is the app store and with data networks being clogged up by high demand, the iPhone switches between its two antennae for faster download speeds.
The iPhone comes in white or black, and 16, 32, or 64GB capacities ranging from $199 to $399 according to the amount of gigs you want.
If you’ve been using an iPhone 4, then it’s probably not worth it to cancel your plan and switch over to the 4s upgrade. But if you’re a newcomer to the world of iPhone it definitely changes how you interact with the world.
There are other options out there, but they won’t be an iPhone. Nearly everybody makes smartphones, and it depends on what you are looking for and how much you are willing to spend. Granted, the iPhone is expensive, but it is also sophisticated technology. I’ve had my iPhone 4 for over a year now and I love it. I have gotten to play around with the 4s and I can assure you once my contract is up for renewal I’m going 4s.