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I am sorry I don’t know how to do that !

Ok, so finally I have the iPhone 4S as O2 finally decided to offer via the website !.

As some of you already know I have been in hospital for a bit and my contract renewal was slap bang during my stay (I didn’t fancy my chances of getting it delivered there). So I placed my order on 19th Nov and received my text message advising the iPhone 4S was out if stock and it could take 3-4 weeks to supply. I kinda expected a delay due to the demand for the 4S.

So to my surprise I got a text on the 20th to advise delivery on the 21st :O wow !

So now I have said device what’s my thoughts, well it’s good and it is a much needed upgrade of my flagging 3GS and Siri is a nice feature but one of those after a few mins gets a bit old hat. Sure it’s a neat bit of technology and I am sure once Siri is out of beta and learns more new tricks it will be a much more useful feature. However for now I am a bit disappointed, sure I can dictate a text but not a tweet even tho IOS 5 has Twitter integration built in and API’s. Sure I can ask Siri to play my music, search a website, add an appointment to my calendar even set a geo-fence reminder – but you have to make sure Siri gets your request clearly otherwise you will get “I am sorry I dont know about….”

Ok I am probably being a bit tough on Siri, and whats with the male UK voice ? Why not female (without having to switch to US mode). I think once I can get Siri to locate where the nearest Pub/Indian/Chinese is in my country my use of Siri will be much more heavily utilized πŸ˜‰

 

O2 – I will wait, thank you !

So, the iPhone 4S is almost upon us and finally O2 announce their tariffs. But wait I have to wait outside an O2 shop to get one ??? – nah I’m not that desperate. I really hate queuing for anything, especially outside a mobile phone shop.

So I get the email from O2 saying we are looking after our loyal customers and we get 1st dibs – but only from an O2 store ? So what about all the people they sold to online ?

So given that I actually have to go to work to earn the money to pay the contract O2 – I will just wait until you offer it online, until then I will stay on my unlimited data plan.

Boooo !!

iPhone 4S

So, no iPhone 5 but iPhone 4S – yes I also felt a little underwhelmed at first but when you think back to the 3G and 3GS this was no small update, ask anyone who ever used a 3G πŸ™‚

Siri looks to be an awesome feature and will certainly help with emails and texts during my daily commutes, but seeing as I am currently using a 3GS – for me this is a huge up spec !

8MP camera, Siri, Dual Core A5, Retina Display the list goes on. The iPhone 4S will ship with IOS 5 as expected but I can’t help feel that Apple kind of forgot the usual ‘Devs get ready’ email and the 2 week submission window. GM seed is now out and an expected date of 12th October seems a little short compared to previous releases.

IOS 5 is quoted as having 200 new features, coupled with the Dual Core A5 I can’t help thinking this is going to be a fantastic marriage of hardware and software – but I can’t seem to shake the doubt that Apple are holding back for an iPhone 5 debut next year Q2 or something.

Anyway, the 3GS has served me well and it won’t be long before we see this old faithful drop off the glossy list of handsets once another unit is appended – just as once this exact fate existed for the 3G.

Appsterdam Weekend

Just as the dust settles on WWDC here is another venue looking to attract a number of Apple Developers. So if you fancy a weekend in Amsterdam with like-minded party people look no further, a site with the low down on the event can be found here

T-Shirts for the event are €20 if you pick them up at the party. If you need them shipped to you, it’s an additional €5 in the Netherlands, €10 international. More information can be found here