On Friday the iPhone 4S goes on sale. Tomorrow, Wednesday, iOS 5 becomes available to the general public as a free upgrade for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad & iPad 2 owners. Basically it's a big week for users of Apple handheld mobile products. (Btw, if you haven't already pre-orderd yours, you have at least a 2 week wait.) Today it seems the embargo on talking about the iPhone 4S and iOS 5 was lifted. Many of the big technology columnists have already posted their iPhone 4S reviews. I've read them all and so far they are extremely positive. Especially when it comes to Siri.
The other thing many of them said was that if you own an iPhone 4, there isn't a need to "rush" and buy the upgrade. iOS 5 will bring most of the new features; but not Siri. The other big new feature of the iPhone 4S is the camera. The still camera can shoot at 8 megapixles with a pretty wide open F-Stop. The video camera can shoot 1080p video. The samples I've seen so far are pretty amazing for a phone.
Take a look at the reviews below. I will add more reviews as they are published. I've also included two videos. One from Jason Snell about Siri, and another video from MG Siegler showing 1080p video.
- Walt Mossberg - AllThingsD
- MS Siegler - Techcrunch
- David Pogue - New York Times
- Brian Chen - Wired Magazine
- Jason Snell - Macworld Magazine
Here is the video from Macworld about Siri:
Here is the video from MG Siegler showing 1080p video (To see 1080p, remember to change video quality):