Finally the people at iFixIt got an iPhone 4S and ripped everything from its outer shell to the inside. Sad to say, the phone only has 512MB of RAM. I was hoping that it would at least have 1GB of RAM then maybe I might finally get one for my wife. Guess I will have to wait a few more months and see how much RAM the iPad 3 will have.

As Digital Trend’s review of the iFixIt dismantling mentioned that “Even though it might be disappointing on paper that the iPhone 4S only has 512MB of Ram, that does not mean the performance of the device will suffer. From what we can tell from early reviews of the device the phone’s performance is, “noticeably faster” than the iPhone 4.”, it is still disappointing for me because this phone can be good only for two years (3 years tops).

Once two more versions of its iOS will come out, this phone will crawl. At least with 1GB of RAM, the phone can still be useful even for a very long time. Those future games certainly will crawl the iPhone 4S in the long run when its requirements increase.

Of course, those who only use the phone for texting, calling and Facebook I think will find this phone more than enough. Also, I think Apple does not plan to increase the size of its iPhone. A bigger screen perhaps but they will remove the home button and place it on the side. Physically it will still be the same dimension. That is my prediction for next year’s model.

One word. Disappointed. I was looking forward to seeing a very new model, probably supposed to be called iPhone 5. A bigger screen perhaps. But no, they released an iPhone 4 with an ‘S’ with the same screen size. While the 8mp camera as well as its processor should keep itself on par with its Android competitors, I was hoping they would release a new model that features a bigger screen.

And there is also the issue of how much RAM it will have. Since they did not even mention it in their website, I am going with 512MB. But who knows, I hope I am wrong. If it will be 1GB, then I might just buy one for my wife. Of course I may borrow it from time to time because I plan to start coding for iOS.

And then, there is the much hyped Siri. It could be revolutionary, it could be not. I won’t be using that for sure since I do not like using the voice feature.

Again, I expected too much. Considering that just a few days before the iPhone 4S’ release, their invitation said “Let’s Talk iPhone”. Can’t be blamed for expecting too much just from that phrase.

I believe Samsung and HTC pose the biggest threats to Apple’s dominance I think Apple should stop with the ‘S’ model release every other year. The Samsung Galaxy S3 looks to be even better than this year’s S2 so Apple should step up their game.

I might, just might get an iPhone 4S provided that the RAM is 1GB. That, at least should last me many years even with many OS updates and increased requirements from upcoming future games.

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