The new Apple iPhone was announced today. It’s known as the iPhone 4S, which I listed as one of the possibilities, though I thought iPhone 5 more likely.
Time to review the accuracy of my recent predictions:
On Sept 6, I predicted
1. Retina display, largely unchanged (Correct)
2. 8 Megapixel camera (Correct)
3. Versatile wireless chipset (Correct)
4. Late September announcement (Incorrect)
5. Availability on or about October 14th (Correct – Oct 12th)
On Sept 13, I predicted
1. Increased screen size (Incorrect)
2. Addition of Sprint and T-Mobile in the U.S. (Incorrect – Sprint, but not T-Mobile)
3. 3G only, no 4G yet. (Correct)
4. No change in storage. 16G and 32G models. (Incorrect. 16, 32 and 64G)
Overall I was 5 for 9. A great batting average in baseball, but a failing grade in the classroom. I'll hope to do better next time.
Other important features of the iPhone 4S are higher performance through the A5 processor, a better lens and improved photo handling, and the Siri voice command system.
Will you be buying a new Apple iPhone 4S in the next few months? Leave a comment and tell us why or why not.
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