iPhone 4S Gets Mixed Reviews

Recently, Apple released their follow-up device of the iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S. The “S” in the product’s name stands for speed. Senior Chris Thorp says that he can’t wait to get his hands on the 4S. “I personally can’t wait to get it. Apple has been improving the phone since the first model came out a couple of years ago,” he said. “The only thing that’s discouraged me from buying one in the past is the price. A pricy $200 for a phone plus a $30 a month phone bill? That’s way too expensive,” Thorp said. Junior Nolan Schock is ready to buy the iPhone regardless of price. “If [the iPhone 4S] lives up to all the hype, I’ll be more than happy to shell out a couple hundred for it. I mean, how can you put a price on such a cool piece of technology?” Schock said. Here at Dimond, the new phone is a topic of debate. Some see no difference between the 4 and the 4S. “I’m perfectly fine with my iPhone 4. It seems like everyone always wants the newest and best gadgets but when my phone still looks and functions like a brand new phone, why would I waste money [buying an iPhone 4S]?” said Jordan Clevenger, a sophomore. Even though some are torn about whether or not to buy the phone, the love of new features unveiled by Apple is ubiquitous. “Apple’s new voice technology seems pretty awesome. I mean, all you have to do is press a button and tell your phone what to do,” said Sean Kordewick, a junior. The new feature, Siri, allows users to ask questions like, “Will it be sunny in Anchorage this weekend?” and also issue commands like, “Send a text to Kate: I’ll be there in 15 minutes.” In addition to Siri, the iPhone 4S boasts a 8 megapixel camera and the Reminders app, an application that allows you to set reminders for yourself. According to Apple, 4 million iPhone 4Ses were sold in the first three days. When the iPhone 4 was released, Apple sold 1.7 million copies in the first three days.