Apple’s iPhone 4S was launched in October and made its entry into India last month. It has been in news since its launch–first for the simple craze of people for the device and then for its amazing hardware and software.
There are many who cannot stop raving about the handset while there are even some who disagree with the phone’s amazing tech specs. Many people have disqualified the phone giving the iPhone 4S’ lack of a big, 10.9-cm (4.3-inch) display or 4G connectivity as a reason. Even the fact that the handset’s design is the same as its predecessor iPhone 4, has received flak. Others reason that Google’s Android operating system tops the charts and so iPhone 4S cannot be listed as the best smartphone of the year.
Despite all these reasons, iPhone 4S is the top choice of consumers this year worldwide and we list down 10 reasons why the phone deserves to be the best smartphone of the year:
Apple iPhone 4S
1. Best design
Apple’s iPhone 4S has the best design among smartphones in the market so far. The handset has a sleek look with the glass finish and it’s easy to use with prominent display and sleek home buttons. Despite the fact that it is almost similar in design to that of the iPhone 4, it is better looking than its competitors in the market.
2. New wireless system
The iPhone 4 had reception issues when it was held in a ‘death grip’. This problem, however, has been rectified in iPhone 4S. The latest handset from Apple comes with a new wireless system which addresses that issue and also allows for 4G-like data transmissions over AT&T’s 3G network. Even though the smartphone is not 4G, it is close and has an outstanding signal quality.
The iPhone 4S has an amazingly attractive feature which is the intelligent voice feature called Siri. It is the voice assistant app that enables iPhone 4S users to interact with their phones to write messages, check for appointments and more. This is the most interesting voice interacting app in any of the smartphones yet.
4. App store
Google’s Android market has over a million apps for its users. But still, the Android Marketplace is far behind the Apple’s app store in terms of high-quality programs. There have also been instances, wherein the Android Market apps have been found to include malware, which makes Apple App store a better choice any given day.
5. No security threats
Since iOS is more secure than Android, the iPhone 4S did not face any security threats this year. Android smartphones, on the other hand, are exposed to malware through the Android Marketplace. There are chances that in the coming years, Android-based handsets will be exploited by malicious hackers and cyber criminals.
6. An enterprise option
iPhone has never been labelled as an enterprise-friendly phone as yet. But now, with a lot of business-focussed apps avialble on the latest iPhone 4S, it is gaining favour among a lot of IT decision makers around the world. With a nice remote device management option, iPhone 4S is now being seen as another option to the BlackBerry.
The iPhone 4S has been launched by Apple at the same price as its predecessor, iPhone 4, for $199. The handset with 32GB and 64GB is available for $299 and $399, respectively. In India, though the iPhone 4S is priced around Rs 50,000 from Aircel and Airtel, this includes local taxes as well. The consumers who want to own an Apple device, do not mind paying this much price.
8. No longer exclusive
In the USA, iPhone 4 was always criticised for only being available to AT&T customers, but not anymore. This year, Apple released iPhone 4S through AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint. Even in India, the iPhone 4S is available through Airtel and Aircel. Introducing the phone on multiple networks is definitely a major advancement for the iPhone.
When consumers spend a big amount on buying a gadget, they want it to justify its pricing, which is very well the case with iPhone 4S. The price point at which it is being offered, the device does deliver the experience that the customers want. With its great reviews and high-customers satisfaction ratings, iPhone 4S is the most reliable option yet.
10. Services integration
iPhone 4S also provides integration of many services to its customers. Services like Apple’s iTunes and App Store, as well as iCloud can all be accessed by consumers on iPhone 4S. Users can also engage in a video chat via FaceTime with friends on other mobile products or Macs, reports eWeek.