After all the debate and speculation over the past 6 months, Apple finally delivered as expected with a brand new iPhone called the iPhone 4S. However, there was no sign of the iPhone 5 and its ‘all new design’, leaving some consumers slightly disappointed.
On the plus side, we are getting a very impressive looking upgrade to the iPhone 4 from an internal point of view. It will contain Apple’s dual-core A5 processor for starters, an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video recording and a brand new personal voice assistant called Siri.
However, we have a feeling that the negatives may outweigh the positives on this occassion and the fact that the iPhone 4S carries the exact same design of the iPhone 4 may prove to be a major turn off for consumers as they sum up their options as to which handset to pick up next.
And there certainly are other options available, with the elusive Google Nexus Prime quietly lurking in the shadows as we build up to an inevitable announcement at Mobile Unpacked 2011 on October 11. Will Google steal Apple’s thunder by announcing the device with a dual-core 1.5Ghz, Ice Cream Sandwich OS and Google Chrome as standard?
Again it comes down to personal preference between Android and iOS, but it does feel like Apple are certainly not in God mode anymore like they were when the iPhone 4 was first announced. Google has a real chance to sway disillusioned Apple fans with their Nexus Prime smartphone, fans who were expecting something big to happen at the iPhone only to be left with an mark II iPhone 4 with minor upgrades.
If you are a consumer who is deciding whether or not to pick up the new iPhone or not – were you disappointed with Apple’s iPhone 4S reveal? Perhaps more importantly – how many of you are now going to choose the Nexus Prime based on a hint of regret over Apple’s below-par event?