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Apple may launch 'iPad mini' in early 2012

Sprint: Apple iPhone 4S brings 'best ever day of sales' - latimes.com

Apple - iPhone 4S First Weekend Sales Top Four Million

Apple Disappoints Despite 54% Rise in Profit - NYTimes.com

Apple sales top $100 billion, but fall short of estimates

iPhone 4S buyers complain of AT&T activation issues - CNET News

iPhone 4S communication breakdown: Siri, you're fired

STSS

Why Apple Added C Spire - Wired.com

The iPhone 4S – 3G Or Else -- AppAdvice

Get 50 GB of Free Storage for Life on Box.Net

iPad and iPhone Users Get 50 GB FREE - Box.net

iOS tip: Put Newsstand in a folder 

What Is iMessage and How Do I Use It? | iPhone.AppStorm

iOS 5 VoiceOver Unofficial Change Log

iOS 5: 7 Hidden New Features - Wired.com

Smart Play list issues

iPhone 4S - image sensor and touch controller identified » Chipworks

How does the iPhone 4S camera stack-up against other cameras?

iPhone 4S insurance: Plans compared

Samsung Caught in iPhone Screenshot Shocker | Gizmodo UK

Steve Jobs: Android a 'stolen product' | ZDNet

Apple's Jobs on Android iTunes service: 'I don't want to make Android users happy' | ZDNet

SemiTether for iOS 5 relieves some of the tethered jailbreak pain

Unlock - ultrasn0w

VIDEO: A Romantic Duet With Siri - Virals - ShortList Magazine

 

 

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Sponsor - Hover - Save 10% on Domain name registrations

Apple - Press Info - iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Top One Million in First 24 Hours

AFP: Big demand for new iPhone in Australia

AppleInsider | iPad now 97% of tablet traffic, eclipses iPhone, iOS remains mobile leader

Facebook finally unveils Apple iPad app - Computerworld

Foxconn to make iPads in Brazil, eyes $12 billion plan - chicagotribune.com

If you’re updating your iPad to iOS 5, read this before you do

New Apple Software Adds Features to Older Phones - Walt Mossberg and Katherine Boehret - Mossblog - AllThingsD

How to Get Ready for the New iPhone 4S | PCMag.com

iPhone 4S reviews

The iPhone 4s  Guide | The Wirecutter

What can you say to Siri? | TUAW

Apparently Siri has some pretty strange responses up her sleeve

First iPhone 4S Deliveries Made to German Customers Ahead of Official Launch - Mac Rumors

Some German iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Delivered Early | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

iPhone 4S sticks with 512MB of RAM, reports say | Apple - CNET News

iPhone 4S Teardown - iFixit

AnandTech - iFixit iPhone 4S Teardown Confirms 512MB

Verizon iPhone 4S SIM unlock rules clarified as Sprint reports total lockdown - SlashGear

Sprint and Verizon confirm iPhone 4S Micro SIM unlock for international travel - Engadget

Sprint explains iPhone 4S unlocking policy: phones will be unlocked, then locked, then unlocked again -- Engadget

Apple Updates iPhone AppleCare Plan to Include Accidents | Wired.com

AppleInsider | Genius Bar iPhone policies tightened to make AppleCare+ more attractive

iCloud - Learn how to set up iCloud on all your devices.

Apple issues iPhoto update to support iCloud, more | MacFixIt - CNET Reviews

Of 74 iPhone rumors posted since July 24, 78% were bogus - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech

Stupid Apple Rumors 

 

 

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Well it looks like this time Apple sent out review units to more then just their favorite 3 reporters.  

 

Here are some links to different reviews of the iPhone 4S that are out now:

 

Mossberg

Pogue

Baig

MG Siegler

Dalrymple

Fry

Chen

Jaroslovsky

Nguyen

Snell

Gruber 

 

So if you need something to pass the time while waiting in line Thursday night / Friday Morning - these articles will fill up a good chunk of that time. 

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Android Apps to Run on the iPad with Alien Dalvik

The iPhone 4S tariffs - UK

AT&T: iPhone 4S Launch Its Best iPhone Launch Ever

iPhone 4S Launch Day Preorders Sold Out at Online Apple Store

Why the iPhone 4S really IS the iPhone 5

3.5 Inches - Dustin Curtis

Cash in your electronics or recycle for free - eBay.com

Target: Trade old iPhone for cheaper iPhone 4S

AT&T ‘working with Apple’ to show 4G indicator | This is my next.

AnandTech - The iPhone 4S, HSPA+, and When HSPA+ is Real 4G

AnandTech - Apple iPhone 4S includes HSPA+ 14.4

JailbreakMe.com No Longer Safe For Jailbreakers

Radio Shack inventory screen pegs iPhone 5 for Sprint -- Engadget

AT&T blames Apple for iPhone 4S upgrade eligbility restrictions 

AT&T Blaming Apple For iPhone 4S Upgrade Pricing That Screws Loyal iPhone Customers

Infographic: Anatomy of an Apple Rumor

iPhone 4S Buyer Guide, October 2011 | OpenSignalMaps

iPhone 4S: Which is the best carrier? 

Sprint plan and add-on information for iPhone

Why will unlocked iPhone 4S - not work on CDMA

Early iPhone 4S orders begin shipping to customers, from Sprint at least

 

 

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Color Splash

AAssessMyVS

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Clefit 

 

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UPDATE 3: It looks like for new Sprint Customers - you can not pre-order - It says the following:

 

At this time, we are only taking online iPhone orders for current Sprint customers upgrading a phone on an existing line. If you're a new customer, or simply want to add a new line to an existing account, please select this option and click "Continue".
There you'll see how and when an iPhone can be purchased at your local Apple Retail Store.

 

Which then takes you to this message:

 

In order to purchase iPhone with a new Sprint account, or to add a line to an existing account, please visit an Apple Retail Store.

 

So at least for those jumping to Sprint from another carrier or Adding a line - no Pre-Order for you.  Walkins only. 


 

UPDATE 2: Pre-Ordering is now live -  Go HERE

 

 

Update 1:  Engadget is reporting on a 3:00 AM ET launch for pre-ordering.  I will stay up and see if this comes to pass. 

---------------------------

Sometime between 2:00 AM ET and probably 9:00 AM ET the iPhone 4S will be available to pre-order. 

 

When it is available I will send out a push with the URL to pre-order and also update this post.

 

Here are two links from the iPhone Pre-Order in June 2010:  

 

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If you will want to pre-order for delivery to your house you will need to go here - http://store.apple.com/

If you want to reserve an iPhone 4 for pickup at your apple store you will need to go here - http://store.apple.com/us/go/iphone4

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If the past is any indication it likely will be around sunrise on the East coast.  

 

Again this post will be updated as soon as I have more info.


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...I am sooooo tiried of reading blog post after blog post about how the iPhone 4S is a marginal update, or barely an update.  Or you pick the negative retort.  Because when I sat there on Tuesday and was reading about all the new features being announced - I was thinking - Wow this is as big an update as the iPhone 4 was vs the 3GS.  So I need to ask - What are all those that are bemoaning the iPhone 4S really upset about?  Seriously - I am asking.  Because I don't have a clue what they are thinking.

 

It actually made it to the point where I started to question my sanity on this matter - so I decided to put together the chart you see above.  

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE LARGER VERSION 

 

What I did in this chart was put in all the new features of the iPhone 4 vs what was in the iPhone 3GS.  And then also all the new features of the iPhone 4S vs what is in the iPhone 4.  And when I was done with the chart - I felt a lot better - No I am not crazy - the iPhone 4S really is as big an update from the iPhone 4 as the iPhone 4 was from the 3GS.  Still don't believe me - then go back look over that chart again.  Actually I find when looking at all the changes objectively - the 4S is actually a bigger update than the 4 was.  

 

Clearly calling it the iPhone 4S - in some peoples mind is the real reason they are feeling it is not as big an update - which is pretty lame for so called tech journalists.  Sure - I would have liked to see it called the iPhone 5.  But either way it is still a major update. Some reasons I think Apple went with the 4S vs 5 name is that with the 3G and 3GS - they both had the same case.  So to with the 4 and 4S.  Also in 2012 - with the 6th iPhone (dare not say iPhone 6) - it is likely going to be LTE - it will also likely not be released until the fall of 2012 as well.  And when this 6th iPhone is released - it will NOT be called the iPhone 5 - it will be called the iPhone 4G - as in LTE = 4G.  And guess what it is likely going to be in the same package as the 4 and 4S.  

 

I read in a post where someone said they are just waiting for the iPhone 5 - well guess what the iPhone 4S really trully is the iPhone 5 - it is just not called the iPhone 5.  Per all those rumors about teardrop packages, wider and bigger screens and 4G be it LTE or WiMax - those never made any sense this year.  And other than LTE - I don't see any of them making sense next year. 

 

So next time you read a post about someone bemoaning the iPhone 4S - send them the link to the chart above and ask them to justify their position based on that REAL info.  

 

UPDATE:  I updated the graph to better illustrate all the specs of the iPhone 4S.  In the graph now the top 7 iteams are all improvements vs the 4.  The last 8 items in the 4S column are all new just to the 4S.  Plus the last 9 items for the 4 are ofcourse also in the 4S - incase you want to compare vs the 3GS.  No mater how you slice it the 4S is a great device.  

UPDATE2: iFixit has opened up an iPhone 4S and sadly it is still at 512 MB of RAM. Chart has been updated accrodingly. 

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The news of Steve Jobs passing is very sad news.

The world has lost one of the greatest visionaries of all time.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Steve's family and friends.

Steve - You will be missed.

Thanks for all you did in your much to short life. 

Respectfuly,

Rob Walch

Tii

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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

You Love Your iPhone. Literally. - NYTimes.com

[citation needed]» Blog Archive » the New York Times blows it big time 

iPad vs. Kindle Fire Spec Comparison Chart | The Mac Observer

Brazil's $12 billion iPad deal is in trouble | Reuters

Fire - cdespinosa's posterous

The Implications of Amazon's Silk Web Browser - ReadWriteCloud

Verizon unions seek iPhone boycott amid dispute - MarketWatch

ZOMBIES, RUN!

ATT data throttling begins Oct. 1 | TUAW

AppleInsider | Steve Jobs gave pre-release iPad 2 to President Obama

Tiny Techies Parents Survey

The iPhone 5 Failboard: How Everyone Got It Wrong

iPhone 4S Getting Micro USB Adapter in Europe

AppleInsider | Sprint buys 30.5M iPhones from Apple for $20B in 'bet-the-company' move

How Apple and Facebook Nearly Fell Out -- Over the HP TouchPad

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii 

Photoshop Express - iPhone

Noir Photo - iPhone

A+ Signature - iPhone

Pixlromatic - iPad

美图秀秀-iPhone (no english version)

aaSSessMyVs

Smart Renter Pro

EZ Radar - KS / MO


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