iPhone 4S – Early Reviewers Love It

The first reviews of the iPhone 4S are out.

And predictably enough, the reviewers can’t stop gushing about Apple’s newest phone.

New York Times:

This phone comes dangerously close to displacing a $200 point-and-shoot digital camera.

….It’s even more amazing how Siri’s responses can actually form a conversation. Once, I tried saying, “Make an appointment with Patrick for Thursday at 3.” Siri responded, “Note that you already have an all-day appointment about ‘Boston Trip’ for this Thursday. Shall I schedule this anyway?” Unbelievable.

Siri can perform an incredible range of tasks. She can get stock prices, weather, currency and price conversions, dictionary definitions, measurement conversions, math totals. She lets you use your voice to edit or check the Clock, Calendar, Notes and Address Book apps, the new Reminders app and the renamed Music (formerly iPod) app. She can read your text messages to you — and let you respond, all by voice (big news for drivers). She uses GPS to know where you are, so you can say things like, “Remind me to pick up the dry cleaning when I leave work” — and she’ll do it.

….over all, Apple has done an excellent job.

Wall Street Journal:

Sometimes, as we all know, looks can be deceiving. While Apple’s latest iPhone doesn’t look different, and may not be the kind of blockbuster people expect from the late Steve Jobs’s company, it thinks different, to quote one of Apple’s old ad slogans. Inside its familiar-looking body there lurks a nascent artificial-intelligence system that has to be tried to be believed.

….My advice is that owners of the iPhone 4 needn’t rush to upgrade; they can get the new operating system. But owners of older iPhone models, or those with basic phones, will find this latest iPhone a pleasure and a good value.


Siri is the USP of the 4S, it is essentially Voice Control that really works. You talk to it, it talks back.

….Once again Apple is taking a lead and asking a lot of its competitors. I wish those competitors luck.


The iPhone 4 was a great product. The best smartphone ever made. Now it cedes that title to the iPhone 4S.

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4 Responses to "iPhone 4S – Early Reviewers Love It"

  1. bhaceg   October 12, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Whenever you post parts of some article try to give a link to the main article.

    Would help those people who want to read the entire review/article.

    We can search for the main article but why extra work when all you have to do is add the link to the post ?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Whenever you post parts of some article try to give a link to the main article.

    Arre Chutiya, when you ask for something first learn to use the word Please.

    Now don’t you too start threatening us that you’ll never visit this nonpareil blog ever again, how we must delete your registration, what a great loss your absence will be to us, how we’ll never get Moksha now blah-blah-blah.

    We’re getting tired of these threats from both habitues and passers-by!

    If you too plan on leaving, go quietly without disturbing us.

    N.B. – Added the links.

  2. deepa   October 14, 2011 at 12:52 am

    The initial reviews were bad and now its good?

    Do you think Steve’s passing has got to do with the good reviews?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    No, the first reviews have just come out. And so far, they seem to be positive.

    We haven’t seen any bad reviews.

    What you are likely referring to are the initial news stories about iPhone 4S. A lot of people expected iPhone 5 and much more than what Apple ultimately packaged into iPhone 4S (better camera, Siri voice assistant etc).

    Two different things here – 1) iPhone 4S reviews and 2) consumer/media expectations on what new features would be available in the upgrade to iPhone 4 (which as we know is the iPhone 4S).

    • deepa   October 14, 2011 at 1:47 am

      Aah, i see!!

      Btw, I watched Fright Night and boy was it good…..didn’t help that i was screaming and screaming in the cinema. Can’t help it, I’m quite the wuss 😛

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Seems to have got decent reviews on RT.

      We have not seen too many Hollywood horror films.

      Except, of course, Bollywood productions where 99% are horror movies. 😉

      • deepa   October 14, 2011 at 4:33 am


        Hei, for good movie reviews, also check out this link…he’s a comic loyalist and action pack fan but his reviews to me seem pretty spot on and for good laughs, check out his Twilight review


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