Why the iPhone 4S is in fact, a disappointment

October 11, 2011

Hindsight assisted blogosphere banter mocking those of us who consider the iPhone 4S short of what the 5th iPhone should have been is getting tiresome, quickly.  Pre-order records be damned, I think there a handful of reasons why the success of this iPhone release won’t resonate as long as the “I told you so” chorus would have us believe:

1. 3.5 inches of screen real estate once felt best in class.  It no longer does and without post zoom text reflow in the browser it borderline sucks.

2. Siri seems promising, but so did Facetime.

3.  The A5 dual core processor will likely make much more of a difference on the 4s than dual core processors are making or will make on current and future Android devices, but it’s still a table stakes spec at this point?

4. We saw this design 2 months before it was released in June of LAST YEAR!  It’s still beautiful, but in smartphone years it’s gaining wrinkles, rapidly.

5.  9.3 mm no longer feels as thin as it once did, especially relative to the iPad 2 at 8.8 mm, and I know I’m not alone when I confess to desperately wanting a 5th iPhone that closely approximated the thinness and design of the iPad 2.


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