iPhone 4S

iPhone 4S Up Close and Personal: Hardware

iPhone 4S Up Close and Personal: Hardware

In this chapter of our "I'm switching to iPhone 4S for a week" experiment, we'll be taking an up close look at the hardware that makes up the iPhone 4S. When I say up close, I mean macro photography close - so close you can see the tiny specs of dust and micro-grooves in the metal close. What you're about to see will prove to you, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that the iPhone 4S is not just another smartphone, not just another hunk of plastic, metal, and glass that so many manufacturers toss out on what seems to almost be a weekly basis - the iPhone 4S is a precision built gadget masterpiece.

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China Telecom to push iPhone 4S in February

China Telecom to push iPhone 4S in February

Apple's iPhone push in China continues to buoy the telecoms market, with further talk of a second carrier in the Chinese market to offer the iOS smartphone. After analysts predicted China Telecom would follow China Unicom in offering the iPhone 4S, as part of a 40m unit sales push by 2013, the China Daily now claims the carrier could launch the handset on its CDMA network as soon as February 2012. The move follows comments by Apple CEO Tim Cook suggesting that the company sees China as its next significant growth market.

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Foxconn expanding by 5 factories to bump Apple production

Foxconn expanding by 5 factories to bump Apple production

The folks at Foxconn have announced plans to expand their production of Apple products by five factories soon, each of them in Brazil. These extra factories will allow them to cater to demand for both iPhones and iPads, but mostly the latter, and will be combining to up their annual run rate by 400 million units within five years. São Paulo's Secretary of Planning and Development of the State, Julio Semeghini, released this information saying that the five factories will be staffing right around 1,000 workers each.

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Kuel H10 H12 stylus pens review

Kuel H10 H12 stylus pens review

There are so very many stylus pens out there in this digital world of ours that it's difficult not to get lost in the fray, finding yourself picking up a pen that's just not going to get the job done once you're home and painting away. What Kuel has done here is to relieve you of the burden of finding your favorite pen by providing two options, both of them fabulously simple and high quality. The H10 pen is one that comes in a handful of different colors and utilizes a lovely top with strap plug so that you'll have it on hand while you're drawing, and the H12 pen resembles a real ink pen so it'll fit right in with the rest of your writing utensils.

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Apple iPhone 4S reservations now require government ID in Hong Kong

If you want an iPhone 4S in Hong Kong, you'll need an Internet connection, a government-issued photo ID, and a bit of luck. Apple has amended its online lottery system after scalpers and bots created mayhem and an utter lack of fairness to normal consumers. The new system makes Hong Kong the most stringent country to officially offer the newest iPhone.

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 30, 2012

Shrug off that case of the Mondays you've had all day and check out what made news in the gadget world today. For starters, there are a couple new developments in mobile data plans in the US. On the Verizon side, the carrier may soon be launching family data plans, making it a bit more affordable to have multiple smartphones on the same account. T-Mobile is playing the restriction card, as it will start imposing data roaming limits on April 5.

iPhone Quaskidisk app updated for tethering, booted from market

iPhone Quaskidisk app updated for tethering, booted from market

Those of you sticking so close to the iPhone app streets that you can tell that an app is coming before its developer even develops it knew that there was an app by the name of QuasiDisk out there today, one that allowed you to take advantage of tethering from your iPhone. This functionality is now allowed otherwise, so it was assumed early on that this app would, upon being updated to having this ability, be cut down from the market like a kite from a tree. That has happened, but not before thousands of users got ahold of it, fully functional.

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iPhone 4S GLAS.t adds another layer of glass for protection

iPhone 4S GLAS.t adds another layer of glass for protection

The folks at Spigen have a brand new accessory for the iPhone 4/4S that they'd love for you to try out: the GLAS.t premium tempered glass screen protector. What makes this particular screen protector different from the hundreds of alternatives is it's makeup: it's not plastic, it's Oleophobic Coated Chemically Treated Glass, their own formula! The front is transparent and the back is covered with a just-as-transparent silicon adhesive, and when properly applied, the entire shield has absolutely no effect on the touch sensitivity of your device.

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A week with iPhone 4S: my first 10 apps

A week with iPhone 4S: my first 10 apps

For those of you just joining us for this adventure, you should know that I'm taking part in a real-life experiment in which I'm using an iPhone 4S for a week exclusively as my one and only smartphone. You should know, for context, that I generally use Android devices, having used the Samsung Galaxy Nexus essentially exclusively since it was released with Verizon, switching back and forth between it and whichever phones I've reviewed since. Though I've handled and worked with an iPhone a minor amount before, I've never before now had one as my own personal device - what follows are the first ten applications I found myself downloading right out of the box.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 30, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 30, 2012

This morning we must begin with two hard-hitting columns, the first being one posted this weekend by Don Reisinger entitled Why I’d Take An Xbox 360 Over An Apple TV Any Day. Next the all-important introduction to a week-long exploration by your humble narrator called I'm Switching to iPhone 4S for a week. You're all encouraged to take part in this week-long set of hands-on reviews and see what it really means to switch from years of using nothing but Android, Windows Phone, and the rest to straight up iPhone exclusivity.

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I’m switching to iPhone 4S for a week

I’m switching to iPhone 4S for a week

This week I will be embarking on a journey which includes me giving up the Android smartphones I've been using essentially exclusively over the past several years and picking up an iPhone 4S. Apple's own smartphone hero is the most well-known smartphone hardware/software combination on Earth, and since it is my job to bring you, the readers, a well-rounded set of coverage on the gadget and technology world, the opportunity to work with the newest version, iPhone 4S, was one I could not pass up. This whole week will be filled with accounts of what it means to not only switch to iOS, but what it means to use the one device with the biggest global following on the planet.

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Apple takes Smartphone crown in Q4 2011

Apple takes Smartphone crown in Q4 2011

Apple has edged past Samsung again in global smartphone shipments, according to new research, reclaiming the smartphone top-spot in Q4 2011 thanks to huge demand for the iPhone 4S. The Cupertino company shipped 37m devices in Q4, versus 36.5m for Samsung, Strategy Analytics reckons, giving Apple 0.4-percent more marketshare worldwide than its Korean rivals. However, when the numbers are crunched for 2011 as a whole, Samsung still comes out ahead.

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