The majority of the iPhone Addicts are not happy with the announcement of the iPhone 4S. One in particular is @ijustine a popular techie on Twitter. She said on Twitter “LET’S TALK *NEW* IPHONE ALREADY!!!!!!!!”. She also Tweeted “Tim Cook is talking too much. I just need to know if I have to put pants on and run to the Apple Store righhttt now,” at the beginning of the media event. Many iPhone enthusiasts have seemed to be underwhelmed and disappointed on the out come of the event.
Here are a few reasons people are calling the iPhone 4S a flop:
Bloggers of iPhone news sites have been gossiping and reporting details of an iPhone 5 for the past few months now. Some of the more popular iPhone blogs were setting unrealistic expectations just to make the headline news. Some of the reports that were supposedly coming from “real sources” turned out to be totally bogus. For more on the failed rumors check out Gawker’s “iPhone Failboard”
The Long Wait:
Apple usually announces the next generation iPhone in June or July. This year however they waited until October, of course the rumor mill blew up with speculations that Apple delayed the release of the new iPhone because of a production problem. This satisfied the majority of iPhone Addicts because they thought they could wait it out in order to get a brand new redesigned device, Wrong!!! This is why there was a lot of disappointed iPhone users. They felt they sacrificed their time in order to receive a new device and was let down.
This was Tim Cook’s first center stage presentation. Cook is obviously less enthused and lacks the passion that Steve Jobs brought into the room. The other presenters took their sweet time getting to the core of the event. This sparked a lot of chatter on Twitter and other blogs giving the impression that Apple just committed an epic Fail.
“There’s nothing wrong with a company coming out with an incremental improvement, but with a big news conference comes the expectation of something big,” said Jeff Kagan, a technology analyst, “This wasn’t big.”
Apple obviously has a pattern of iPhone release, back in 2008 introduced the iPhone 3G then in 2010 the iPhone 3GS was introduced with faster internals same design. In 2010 the totally redesigned iPhone 4 was released and everyone was very pleased with it despite the “antennagate” issue. After a long wait and a lot of rumors later in 2011 the iPhone 4S was introduced with faster internals, corrected the “antennagate” problem and uses the exact same design. So we can only assume that a totally redesigned iPhone 5 will be released in 2012 now that we have the pattern of Apple’s iPhone release figured out.
Same Design as its predecessor:
This is hands down where all the negative feedback is coming from, We all wanted a REDESIGNED IPHONE 5. When the iPhone 4S was officially announced and the design was exactly like the iPhone 4 the entire iPhone community fell into a slump. Plain and simple we wanted something new.