iPhone 4S Launches in the U.S. with A5, Better Camera, and Siri

ip4 5 inlineUnboxing photos via Electronista

Stores along the east coast of the U.S. have now started selling the iPhone 4S with the rest of the country to follow over the next few hours. The worldwide launch has seen large crowds at several locations, though some readers are finding it specific stores or areas with few crowds.

New York City's 5th Avenue Apple Store did draw a large crowd but according to AppleInsider the line was shorter at that location than the iPhone 4 launch.

The new iPhone 4S comes with a faster processor, improved camera and new voice technology called Siri.

One person has already posted a side-by-side video comparing the video recording of the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4S:


Siri, of course, is the new feature that many are anxious to try out. Apple has done a great job including many humorous responses in Siri. ThisisMyNext highlighted many of these:

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Some early users are finding that Siri is having trouble with specific accents. Map integration also seems limited to the U.S. We expect to see many more reviews and evaluations of the device as it more people start receiving the device. Many early adopters are posting in our iPhone forum with questions and impressions of their new devices.

Apple saw more 1 million in pre-orders for the iPhone 4S with analyst predictions for opening weekend ranging from 2 to 4 million.

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Top Rated Comments

arn Avatar
166 months ago
'siri, find a local dirty hooker for me..'


that one works...
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mgs4 Avatar
166 months ago
'siri, find a local dirty hooker for me..'

'calling mum'
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DrJohnnyN Avatar
166 months ago
Best phone ever.

Siri is Siri-ously great.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
justperry Avatar
166 months ago
Sadly Siri doesn't understand my Scottish accent, however when I put on a fake yankee American accent it understands me.

So to sum up Apple think America is the centre of the universe and I am just about to return my iPhone 4S and get a Nexus Prime.

Apple suck
Again I have to tell you (I did before) : You are a Clown

Remember this post by Clown Boy :
https://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=13545035&highlight=#post13545035

Who cares? The screen is the size of a credit card, the OS sucks as does the battery and proximity sensor and the tech inside it is 18 months out of date, my calculator has more RAM, 512mb is...
-35

So Why the above post and yet you still bought an iPhone 4S

Just by reading some of your post makes me (sick) realize that you are nothing more than a troll
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fenwah Avatar
166 months ago
The side by side video is interesting. The stabilizer makes a pretty big difference. I also noticed the colors on the 4S are much warmer and lifelike than that of the 4. Nice job to the person who did the video comparison.

BTW, my phone is on the FedEx truck right now. GIVE IT TO ME NOW! :D

WTF? The FedEx truck just drove down my street and didn't stop. Come back! Come back!!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheOrioles33 Avatar
166 months ago
The video stabilizer is pretty impressive. Cant wait to play with it! Where the heck is UPS? :)
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)