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Apple Iphone 4S review

Tue Oct 18 2011, 13:34
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Icloud
If Apple is going to bring something into the mainstream with the Iphone 4S, then it might as well be Icloud. Available on IOS 5 and consequently the Iphone 4S too, we reckon it could be pretty useful.

What we found especially handy was that when we downloaded an app on our not as yet connected to a computer Iphone 4S, it appeared on our Iphone 4 too. Nice.

It's also useful if you're moving from one phone to another as Icloud saves your phone numbers, making adding contacts to your Iphones a thing of the past.

The picture sharing aspect of Icloud, Photo Stream, will only use what you took in the last 30 days, and nothing can be deleted. However, it's pretty useful. We connected two Iphones to WiFi and low and behold, a photo we had just taken on one appeared on the photo stream on the other Iphone. We also found we could save the photo to our camera roll, so it won't be deleted on the phone.

In Short
The Iphone 4S looks exactly the same as its predecessor, so it's certainly not worth upgrading for looks alone. It has some nice added features however, such as the A5 processor, 8MP camera and Siri, which make it stand out on its own. The gaming experience is far superior to the Iphone 4 and looks set to get better too. If you liked the Iphone 4, you will like the Iphone 4S a little better. µ

The Good
A5 processor, 8MP camera, gaming experience, Icloud.

The Bad
Same design, Siri isn't yet fully capable in the UK.

The Ugly
Nothing.

Bartender's Score
8/10

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