It’s safe to say that Apple’s “Let’s Talk iPhone” event failed to please a large majority of Apple users, as the internet has been buzzing for the last 24 hours about the iPhone 4S announcement – mainly that it’s not the iPhone 5.
Of course, a name is only a name, but for much of the displeased masses, the fact that the new iPhone is not being called the “5” isn’t the troubling part. Some users seem to think that the iPhone 4S is not a significant update of the iPhone 4 – at least not significant enough to warrant all the hype surrounding the event.
The iPhone 4S is an improvement on the iPhone 4, however. It sports a new A5 chip that basically doubles the phone’s processing speed. Apple has put a much better camera into the 4S and it is now capable of 1080p HD recording. The iPhone 4S will run Siri, an assistant program that will supposedly transcribe text messages, schedule appointments and perform basic web browsing functions – all through the power of your voice.
But it looks exactly the same. It’s not thinner, or teardrop shaped like many expected – and the screen isn’t the 4+ inches that people had hoped.
To be fair, it is the 4S – not the 5. When the 5 rolls around (some analysts say Spring 2012, with LTE capabilities), who is to say that it won’t be the phone of the Apple-lover’s dreams?
But until then, all we are left with is the hate and the humor that comes from all of that hate and frustration on the internet. Here is a wrap-up or sorts of all the internet reaction to the iPhone 4S reveal:
First up is Hitler. Hitler always has something to say about any major event, and the iPhone 4S unveiling is no exception:
Next, Reddit has been cluttered with iPhone reactions –
Finally, here are some of the best Twitter reactions to the announcement –
Would I buy the iPhone 4S? Only if Siri tells me when the iPhone 5 is coming out.
Just wrote an “S” on my iPhone. All upgraded.
Apple stock down on news that new iPhone didn’t live up to rumors spread by “iPhonfinatic69.”
#iPhone4s. Not much different from my current iPhone4. Nothing really that special. Can’t wait to get itApple announced
Now that the new iPhone comes with a built-in personal assistant, how will Naomi Campbell throw her phone at it?
APPLE ANNOUNCE mePHONE4S INSTEAD OF 5! HOW SAD! THEY LOST COUNT!
As a final note, whenever I see people complaining about technology, whether it be disappointment in an iPhone upgrade or the changes to the Facebook news feed or whatever, I think of this brilliant bit by Louis C.K. Enjoy –