I did it. I actually did it. After 3 years of using my trusty iPhone 3G, I have FINALLY upgraded to the iPhone 4s. My 3G was on it’s last leg. It was constantly freezing up and apps would crash. I had to restart my phone several times a day. It was time. So, Friday morning, I had some change in plans, so I thought, “What the heck. I’m going to head over to AT&T to see what it looks like. It was surprisingly mellow there. I’m not sure if it’s because many opted to pre-order or not, but I thought, “Eh, line is fairly short, I’ll go for it.” It took me about 2 hours total to get my phone. I heard their servers had a little bit of a malfunction causing some delay. The AT&T folks were great. They offered up games and trivia questions while we waited. We were reassured that there were plenty of phones to go around.
What did I pick you ask? Well, I opted for the 32GB White phone. I really struggled with this decision. My previous phone was an 8GB phone. I remember when I bought it, I just thought anyone who got more than 8GB was silly. Ooops! I ran out of space so quick. I like to carry slideshows on my phone to show potential clients, so my space was quickly used up. I also started adding movies to my phone so I could watch them while I was waiting for my personal appointments. I quickly realized 8GB was not much space. With the HD 1080p capabilities of the 4S, I thought it better to go bigger. It is likely I’ll keep this phone for another 3 years, so I better make it worthwhile.
I thought with the new iOS, I would download a photography app and try it out with the new 8MB f2.4 camera they have built. I decided to try the Camera + app. I’ll play around with it to see if there is anything fun or if another app would be better.
One of the coolest features is Siri. I think I had downloaded this app before, but it may have been too sophisticated for my 3G. This thing is awesome. I put it to the test and had my friends give me questions to ask her. FYI: She CANNOT teach me how to Dougie. I know, I was bummed too! BUT, she’s got super clever answers to a few questions! It’s quite entertaining. On a more practical note, she was able to tell me when Easter would be in 2012 as well as Passover. She was able to text a message for me to my husband that said my Siri was better than his. I’m going to see what other fun things I can do with this thing. I think it will definitely help me in conducting my business.
I hope this gives you a little insight from me as to what the phone is like. I’m noticing a HUGE difference, but remember that I upgraded from the 3G. It’s kind of a big deal!!!! I’ll also keep you posted on the camera app and the fun new camera and HD video recording!