My neighbor Scott told me yesterday he was disappointed because Apple was releasing an iPhone 4S and not an iPhone 5. I asked him if he would have been happier if Apple’s new device was called iPhone 5. He said yes, then he thought about it, and realized how stupid his original comment had been.

My friend Felipe told yesterday that he was disappointed because Apple had not updated the design of the iPhone 4S. I asked him if he would have been happier if Apple had unveiled a brand new design. He said yes. I asked him if he thought that the current iPhone 4 was a beautiful device. He agreed. So I asked him what the problem was…

It’s just a name. It’s just a phone. It’s time to get over the designation and form factor, and really focus on what’s important: the specs!

Coupled with iOS 5, the iPhone 4S will be the best smartphone out there when it hits the shelves next week. And you can’t argue against that.

  • mohgui

    when i read about people comparing iPhone with Android… they are comparing apples and ice-cream. come on guys… iPhone is hardware and Android is software. you should be comparing iPhone with the likes of Droid, Galaxy S, Legend, etc… hardware for hardware. now, is there a smartphone (hardware only) that is way better than the iPhone 4s based on specs alone?

  • gefdue

    An iPhone with 1GHz dual core proc and 512 RAM with A4 chip is much FASTER than an Anroid with 1.5GHz dual core proc and 1 GB RAM…………
    iPhone= Apple Hardware + Apple Software i.e. Best integrattion of H/W and S/W
    Android= any randome H/W + GooGle OS ..Not so good.

  • Emre SUMENGEN

    It was and has never been about the specs, at least not for Apple. Since the beginning, they focused on user interface, ease of use, speed and fluidness.

    And, I don’t need the 4S shows that… Although it’s way behind “specwise” with some of the competition, there’s a reason people love it so much.

    And, that reason is not hardware, it’s not specs.

    • Emre SUMENGEN

      I was trying to say “I don’t even need the 4S to show that” up there… Sorry for the typo…

  • Emre SUMENGEN

    (I was trying to say “I don’t even need the 4S to show that” up there… Sorry for the typo)

  • north

    Google bought Moto Mobile. They will soon be Hardware and Software.
    however anti-trust from all other Android hardware suppliers I’m sure will come.

    The next war will be NFC vs Whatever Apple uses (bluetooth 4 probably)