So, I see that Apple have released the latest iteration of their “amazing” iphone. Each time a new iproduct gets released I find myself yelling at TV, Radio ads, and other ignorant people who don’t seem to realise that their is nothing special about Apple products. This time I’m going to share a few thoughts publicly instead. I’ve just watched the official release video over on the Apple website. So, with that as the basis, here are my thoughts on the “new” features in the iphone 4S…
“Now works worldwide“
ROFL. Available since the last millennium.
Siri (aka Voice Recognition)
Google Voice (Actions, Search, etc) has done this on Android since Aug-2010.
Available on plenty of other phones. First one that comes to mind is the HTC Sensation. I can even do it with custom ROMs on my 2 year old HTC Desire.
Come on? This is new?! There are no phones with REAL image stabilisation — its all electrical stabilisation, not optical.
In photo’s? Android is about to bring face detection to the lock screen! My 2 year old Desire does face recognition. I’m pretty sure even older iphones do this perfectly well.
Ever heard of google? They do all these things. Its a big part of their key business — taking over the Internet. They’re already established, tried and tested. They’re accessible on all platforms on all devices.
already in Samsung Galaxy S2, LG Optimus 2X, HTC Sensation, Motorola Atrix, and no doubt plenty others very soon too. Also, I’d like to take issue with the claim that this speeds up web-browsing. The limit on web-browsing speed on a phone is nearly always caused by connection speed. Unless you’re on 4G, which the iphone 4S doesn’t have! D’oh
What I notice is still missing…
- contactless payment
- adobe flash
- replaceable battery
- free turn-by-turn navigation