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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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. 

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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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Why the iPhone 4S really IS the iPhone 5

...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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Verizon unions seek iPhone boycott amid dispute - MarketWatch

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

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iPhone 5 Rumor Bingo Card

.......It is that time again.  Time for the iPhone Rumor Bingo Card.

 

 For a large version of the image click here 

 

 

Image is availble under a CC attribution license.  

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Gore's loose lips let new iPhones slip

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KDDI to sell iPhone 5 in blow to Softbank: report - MarketWatch

Youtube - Madden 12 iPhone Review

The Mystery of the Missing iPad Parts

Apple October Quarterly Report

AppleInsider | Apple's iPhone has 89% retention rate, next nearest hardware is HTC at 39%

iPhone owners very loyal, BlackBerry not so much — Apple News, Tips and Reviews

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What Are Apple’s Icons Doing on Samsung’s Wall of Apps?

Hands-on: 5 wireless keyboards for the iPad - Computerworld

Will new iPhone designs include Europe's common charger?

Amazon's Kindle Fire just nuked the tablet market: Winners and losers | ZDNet

 

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Bentley as an accessory for iPads.

Brazil's iPad 2 plant begins production, first shipments in Dec.

China Mobile receives 'positive answer' from Apple on 4G LTE iPhone

Epson iPad Compatible Projectors

Sprint says it can handle the iPhone traffic

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Mercedes-Benz shows off “iPhone Interface Plus”

All The Dumb Things RIM's CEOs Said While Apple And Android Ate Their Lunch

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Verizon begins throttling iPhone unlimited 3G customers who use 2GB/month

AT&T Today Debuts 4G LTE Service, Primed for Apple iPad 3 Release

AT&T 4G LTE - Wireless 4G Speed with AT&T LTE & HSPA+ - from AT&T

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iOS warning to developers could signal imminent iPhone 5 launch

Coverage Locator - Verizon Wireless

eHarmony HD- Mobile Dating For Singles On The Go

Skype for iPhone makes stealing address books a snap • The Register

Apple to Release a White iPod Touch with Minor Changes in October

T-Mobile CMO Says No iPhone 5 This Year | TechCrunch

AppleInsider | Apple begins selling iPad 2 3G in China

Baby Gizmo Fisher-Price Apptivity Case Review

 

 

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Sprint court filing against AT&T merger suggests it will get iPhone

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Atari Arcade brings retro joystick

The Mystery Of The 8MP iPhone 5 Sushi Picture | TechCrunch

Apple rumored to unveil 3G-capable iPod touch this month

Apple Seeks 'Product Security Manager'

Chilean airplane crash located via Apple's Find My iPhone

Atari Arcade is the $60 answer to iCade (review) -- Engadget

iPad 3 to Have Thinner, Longer Lasting Battery

Apple's iPhone 4 ship times slip ahead of iPhone 5 debut

Blogger Finally Releases an iPhone App

JPMorgan hikes iPad share of tablet market to 70.9% in 2011

Lowe's rolling out 42,000 iPhones to use as payment systems

Sprint Said to Plan Unlimited Data With IPhone - Bloomberg

Sprint iPhone, unlimited data? Not for long | CNET News

Internal Memo Suggests Sprint iPhone by October 15th » Sprintfeed

Apple Wants Its Lost iPhone 5 - Conan on TBS - YouTube

Android apps much less profitable than iPhone apps

Steve Jobs Tribute "We all are Steve" - YouTube

Vodafone suggests Apple's iPhone 5 will come in 16GB, 32GB capacities

Mobile operators will lose voice services to mobile platforms 

'Apple's Deeper Mobile Play is Inevitable,' Says Latest visiongain Report

Apple to muscle in on MVNO market? - The Register

NBC for iPad 1.3.0 Update Brings Full Episode Streaming Video

Snazzy iPhone Mod Illuminates Apple’s Logo | Wired.com

Should You Upgrade to the iPhone 5? | Inc.com

TNT for iPad for iPad on the iTunes App Store

5 Ways to Dump Your Old Handset Before the iPhone 5

Has the iPhone lost its cool? - The Washington Post

Reed College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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