I am very proud to announce the debut of The Wonder of Tech at The Philadelphia Inquirer. The Wonder of Tech will be appearing as a weekly personal technology column in the Thursday newspaper and on the website at philly.com. Please check out my first column that was published today: The Wonder of Tech in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Expectations were sky-high for the long-awaited iPhone 5. Rumors about its exciting new features were so frequent and fervent that the iPhone 5 became the Holy Grail of the cell phone world.
But the iPhone 5 was not to be. At least not in 2011. The phone announced by Apple this week is not called the iPhone 5, but the iPhone 4S. The new phone looks exactly the same as last year’s iPhone 4 so you should skip it, right? Just pass it by and wait for a newly designed iPhone 5 next year?
Not exactly. You should crave the iPhone 4S and here’s why:
64GB capacity – If you’re struggling to manage your collection of music, photos, apps, video, audiobooks, podcasts and ebooks on your phone, you can finally have enough space for your collection with a 64GB iPhone 4S.
Dual-Core A5 Chip – If you have a Need for Speed, you’ll love the processing speed of the iPhone 4S. It’s two times as fast, and handles graphics seven times as fast, as the iPhone 4, meaning the iPhone 4S operates at a whippet pace.
Awesome Camera – Need a new camera? Get a new iPhone instead. For less than you might spend on a quality camera, you can get an awesome camera with an iPhone attached! You’ll need only one device and have it handy wherever you go.
World Phone – Have you always wanted an iPhone on Verizon or Sprint but travel internationally so you were restricted to AT&T? The iPhone 4S is a world phone so you can use it on Verizon or Sprint and in other countries around the world. You can choose your preferred carrier without having to worry that you’ll be stranded if you travel outside the US.
Voice Command/Siri – The ability to use an iPhone as your virtual assistant may be the coolest innovation Apple has ever developed for a phone. If you’re ever tempted to prove to your buddy that your iPhone is the latest model, you can ask Siri: “How can I impress this person and convince them that I’m holding a very cool iPhone 4S?”
Siri: “I believe you just did.”
Unlimited Data on Sprint – If you missed out on unlimited data plans on Verizon and AT&T but want to use the Internet to the max when you’re away from Wi-Fi, grab the iPhone on Sprint with its unlimited data plan.
Infinity Blade 2 – If you’re addicted to the popular game Infinity Blade and must have Infinity Blade 2 with two, count ‘em, two swords, the only way to play it is to get an iPhone 4S. You have to pay to play.
If you simply can’t wait, don’t let the name 4S fool you, now is the time to get your new iPhone.
Here is a great video from Apple shot in 1987 showing a prototype of a voice based assistant called the Knowledge Navigator that seems to predict the Voice Assistant Siri. Check it out and then wonder if we can predict what will be the greatest tech in 2035:
Are you craving the iPhone 4S? Are you excited by all of its new features? Will you be camping outside an Apple Store next week? Let us know in the Comments section below!