***New Reasons to avoid this phone at the bottom, (only512 mb ram = weak sauce.)
Apple has once again impressed me with a product launch. Only this time its for all the wrong reasons. This new iPhone 4s is already outdated and apple did a really good job of trying to make people think this is the new cool phone but face it iPhones Are Not Cool Anymore!! This phone does nothing special, infact i see only a fair amount of improvement over the old iPhone 3Gs, and almost none over the iPhone 4. Don’t waste your money on this product its gonna be a big time loser. Lets look at how it compares to the other OS phones.
I still don’t know why apple decided to bring out a phone that has outdated power. 1GHz dual core phones have been topped almost 4 months ago. In fact there are plans to bring out 1.5GHz quad core phones by this coming spring less than 6 months away. [Quad-Core Processors Are Coming, But Are You Ready To Say Goodbye To Your Laptop] I can totally understand why Steve Jobs resigned now. It was only partly because of his ailing health, but mostly because he didn’t want this embarrassing product launch to be attached to his name. This might go down as one of the biggest product launch flops in history. Seriously though if Apple doesn’t turn this around soon with a completely out of this world iPhone 5 launch next summer they are going to fall way behind in the smart phone technology race.
One last rip on this new product. Be honest with yourself now. Look at the picture below and tell me if you can tell the difference. I mean if they didn’t label it with and “S” after that 4 you would probably never even notice the difference even though it is a full year “supposedly newer” technology. I bet someone out there will make a killing by engraving an “S” on “old” iPhone 4′s and sell them as if they were new on eBay.
Also here is a comparison to the Samsung Galaxy S II
Confirmed: The iPhone 4S Has Only 512MB of Ram
ORIGINALLY POSTED HERE
It’s pretty standard for top-tier smartphones to come with 1 GB of RAM these days—a lot of people were expecting the same of the iPhone 4S. There’s no indication that the phone suffers performance-wise.
iFixit deduced that the iPhone 4S only had 512MB of RAM based on markings on the A5 processor. Anandtech has done some digging of their own based on iFixit’s images and determined that the Samsung part number on the processor indicates that the phone indeed carries 512 MB of RAM. Check out our previous post for a full rundown of what we learned from the iFixit teardown. [iFixit and Anandtech]