The latest version of the iPhone has left many consumers slightly disappointed, as they may have been expecting an all new device. Instead Apple brought out a speeded up version of last year’s handsets but with some new features added. There are some of the new iPhone 4S features that Android devices already had.
When the iPhone 4 was released last year there were some new and innovative features of the device such as the Retina display, but the new features of the iPhone 4s have long been enjoyed by Android users. Ok the neat Siri feature is pretty unique for now; there is not much else that is.
The upgrading of the new iPhone really only just brings it to the same level of the best new Android devices. Apple revealed that the new iPhone is powered by the A5 dual-core processor that is also found in the iPad 2. While the Motorola Atrix 4G and the LG Optimus 2X had a dual-core chip from a tablet ages ago. There is also the Samsung Galaxy S II and Motorola Droid Bionic that use dual-core processors.
There is one feature of the new Siri assistant that has been available on Android since early 2010, where users can dictate text to the device. The Find My Friends feature has long been available via Google Latitude and Glympse, even though not many people use it.
Many Android smartphones have used eight megapixels cameras since last year, and the Droid Bionic will also record 1080p video as well. The amount of pixels a camera has doesn’t always mean better quality, but some are starting to go beyond this amount now as well.
The release between the iPhone 4 and the 4S was 16 months, and the latest model isn’t a major leap over its predecessor. There were recent rumors that the iPhone 5 was delayed because of the current LTE technology, so the next upgrade could be more of a major one.
Were you disappointed with the iPhone 4S?