I’m pretty sure almost every iPhone owner extremely anticipated Oct. 2 for the rumored release of the iPhone 5 just like I was. Unfortunately, the big news turned out to be an upgrade of the iPhone 4 rather than the actual iPhone 5.
“The S just stands for same,” says first-year Nick Chessani of Santa Barbara City College.
Much controversy has risen ever since. Is this major disappointment or just a lesson in hype?
The iPhone has had much success in every single generation. Many buyers had high expectations. However, this recent iPhone 4S may be Apple’s downfall. Regardless of the phone having many new features, mixed reaction to the new iPhone model sent shares down as much as five percent.
Apple fans were disappointed that it had the same design as the iPhone 4.
“Are you kidding me? It looks exactly the same, I wanted a bigger screen,” said first-year Noelle Diaz.
Seems like Apple filled many people with dissatisfaction. However, it is possible that critics may change their minds to being much more positive once they start using the device and it’s brand new software.
Currently, phones using Google’s Android software are the market leader, while the iPhone is the most widely purchased individual smart phone. While Android is quickly developing their technology, Apple may be falling behind. It does not seem as if investors expect this Android v. iPhone dynamic to change any time soon.
Unfortunately Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passed away, which may or may not affect the company since Jobs left Tim Cook to lead the company forward.
In conclusion, the iPhone 4S has only been seen as a let down due to the fact of all the rumored hype that was brought upon the next iPhone, when there was no true indication to back up the facts. Maybe next time instead of getting high expectations because of what people say we should try going to the source first. Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you may have to wait until 2013 for the iPhone 5.