The iPhone 4S came onto the current market with an air of doubt surrounding it. Most people had been expecting the iPhone 5 and felt a bit let down by the 4S. As it turns out, Apple were going to release an iPhone 5, with a larger screen and slimmer body, at the same time as the 4S but scrapped it at the last minute.
Even despite this initial disappointment the 4S has now well and truly established itself as a phone that is far above its opposition. It may not have the biggest screen or largest resolution camera, but it has a winning formula that people desire – which is quite evident by the huge numbers of sales that iPhone 4S contracts have achieved in just one short month. So, why is it that the iPhone 4S offers a far greater prospect than the Windows and Android phones on offer in the phone market place today?
The iPhone comes with a processor of this generation, in that it has a dual core 1Ghz chip with a very powerful graphical processing unit to match and so allows it to be of great consequence when processing games and apps. This means it is just as fast as anything on offer from the Android phones. In fact, even though it has a lower clock speed – the A5 processor outperforms many of its seemingly more powerful competitors on benchmark performance tests.
The iPhone 4S also has a greater range of apps and games to put this processor to good use. Many of the best games that can be enjoyed on a smartphone are only to be found on the App Store – and are not available from Android Market or Windows Marketplace. There is no point having a powerful processor on a phone when most of the apps available are not able to even come close to pushing it to its limits.
It is the iOS 5 operating system that really plumps the phone up. In comparison to Android 2.3 the iPhone has a number of advantages. The layout is a lot prettier and the phone now also incorporates the best features of Android and BlackBerry – the new notifications menu that drops down is equal to the notifications found on Android and the iMessage feature, which allows users to send free messages, is set to steal the thunder from BlackBerry Messenger thus making BlackBerry phone deals less appealing.
Of course these are not the only features that iOS 5 brings to the iPhone 4S. The new Siri feature, which allows unparalleled voice control, offers a level of user experience that BlackBerry and Android cannot even come close to offering. In comparison to the likes of Vlingo on Android there is absolutely no competition and Siri allows users to really speak to and interact with their phone on every level – something these other apps don’t. This is of huge consequence and pushes the Apple technology far beyond Google’s in the area of voice controls.
As Mark Hirst of, the managing director of Best Mobile Contracts says, “Apple, with the release of the 4S now has a dual core smartphone in line with the likes of HTC, Samsung and Motorola. Where Apple wins through is with the introduction of the iCloud, enabling flawless synching between all its devices.”
iCloud is so much smoother than cloud services on Windows or Android, allowing users to use the software without being aware or having to care they are using a cloud service. This ease of use and simple integration is the key here and, like many other areas where the iPhone 4S is outperformed on technical specifications, Apple performs best at making this new technology usable by the masses. Siri may not have been the first voice control system, but it is by far the best and easiest to use. This is ease of use is where Apple always shines, and why iPhones will always sell by the bucket load, regardless of what the naysayers have to say.
It is this user friendliness that makes the Apple iPhone 4S the best phone available today and the reason we will see it blossom at the expense of its competition.