Pros Innovative and ahead of its time
Cons Have occasional glitches from time to time.
Summary This smart phone is great, but definitely for the right costumer. It quick, innovative, and ahead of this time. I love using Siri and face time its easy and fun to use for all ages. I can understand when people get frustrated with their iPhone 4S because sometimes it can get wonky, but all in all it is great. Its fantastic for users that love music and love to play on their phone by playing games, checking email, and all types of things done on the internet.
Pros The screen apps are easy to access
Cons Audio feedback and audio echo problems
Password Lock refuses to "UNLOCK"
BlueTOOTH needs a dentist!
Siri has been drinking fermented Apple Juice and is totally wasted!
Summary I received my iPhone 4S as a birthday present in late October. I was excited to start using it because my previous iPhone 3, iPhone 4 were incredible. I was even able to use an app called "Radar" to track thunderstorm movements when I was flying my Cessna. Go to my Flickr account (Google this "Outrunning a thunderstorm, Flickr, HighAboveTexas) and see and iPhone 3 photo I captured from my Cessna. My iPhone 3 and iPhone 4 were remarkable, but my THREE iPHONE 4S phones have been extremely disappointing!I received my iPhone 4S as a birthday present in late October. I was excited to start using it because my previous iPhone 3, iPhone 4 were incredible. I was even able to use an app called "Radar" to track thunderstorm movements when I was flying my Cessna. See my iPhone 3 capture of a thunderstorm I was able to avoid because of my flawless iPhone 3, Google this, to see my Flickr photo "Outrunning a Texas Thunderstorm, SouthwestUSA, Flickr
My "first" iPhone 4S would not connect to any of my Bluetooth devices that my iPhone 3 and iPhone 4 worked with. Through the Apple warranty program, I sent my first iPhone 4S back and received a new one. When it arrived, I discovered the battery would only last about half a day. It also had another problem where the people I called would hear their own voice echo, as if they were having some kind of audio-feedback problem. I contacted Apple and they sent me my third iPhone 4S.
The 3rd iPhone 4S is even worse than the first two defective ones. When I've called people (on land-lines or other cell phones) my voice has been so distorted (on some calls, but not all) that I have actually had people hang up on me because they couldn't understand me. If I called them back on my back-up cell phone, a TracFone made by LG, they have no problem understanding me and they never hear that annoying echo-feedback problem. To add insult to injury, this 3rd iPhone 4S keeps asking for my "password" despite setting my AT&T account to no password needed. I even took it back to AT&T and asked them why my iPhone 3 and iPhone 4 could be "fixed" so it didn't require a password but this 3rd iPhone 4S could not be "tweaked" in any way possible to stop the darned password requirement from popping up. Also, my experience with Siri is that "she" must be hitting on Apple juice that has fermented because about 75% of the time, she can't understand me, or gets the request totally screwed up.
I was so frustrated that I sent the 3rd iPhone 4s back to Apple on December 27, 2011 through their warranty program. At my own expense, I also sent a Federal Express Next Day Air letter to "Apple Customer Relation Manager." I never heard a word from the people in their Customer Relations Department, but I did get an e-mail from their geeks where they received my defective iPhone. They said they found no problems with it.
I purchased a used iPhone 4 here on Ebay (no joke, see my Ebay activity) and I pulled the SIM card from my 4S, stuck it into the used 4 and it works fine. My wife's iPhone 4 works fine too, but my 3 iPhone 4S phones have been a total disappointment, and ethically, I can't and won't sell this defective iPhone 4S to someone else... It's now just a fancy paper-weight on my desk, because Apple refuses to give me an iPhone 4S that works.
Updated on Jan 8, 2012