When the original iPhone appeared January 2007, it took mobile phones to a whole new level.
With today's introduction of the iPhone 4S, Apple has moved into mature maintenance mode. In many ways the iPhone remains the most refined mobile platform available. It is stable and runs smoothly almost all the time and probably has the best battery management of any phone.
But it's no longer particularly innovative. The screen is on the small end of contemporary smartphones. Dual-core processors are rapidly becoming common place. Most of the new features in iOS5 are lifted straight from other platforms including both WebOS and Android. The new notification system is straight out of the Google platform. The new voice control technology was developed outside of Apple by Siri (a company bought by Apple two years ago) and similar capabilities have existed on Android for the past year and a half. Even the find my friends capability is a knockoff of Foursquare and Latitude.
The iPhone 4S is a very nice device, but there is nothing there that would compel me to switch from Android.
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