Six months delayed…critics are disappointed. Apple just released the long awaited refresh of the iPhone yesterday. For me: it’s an upgrade long overdue. I’ll get myself one when it becomes locally available. The dual-core A5 chip and longer battery life alone is a big leap (6 hours internet on 3G!).
The new Siri is interesting too. Conversational English as a voice command is a cool feature. Questions like “Find me a Persian grill restaurant.” Will bring a search list of available Persian restaurants in close proximity with the combination of GPS, Google Search, and Maps.
I’m sure the iPhone 4 owners are disappointed there’s not big enough reason for them to upgrade. I think that’s Apple’s usual approach in releasing new products. I always skip a generation of iteration before upgrading. I’m an iPhone 3GS user and the iPhone 4 wasn’t a big upgrade for me – the iPhone 4S is though. I hope it gets to the Philippine market soon – I anticipate it can be bought in the market by end of 2011 or early 2012.
Go to http://www.apple.com/iphone for more details of the new iPhone 4S.