There are two types of iPhone 4S story doing the rounds right now. The first talks about how the Apple handset is fantastic and is doing better than anyone could have ever hoped – music to the ears of the iDisciples.
The second story is less complimentary, and celebrates the handset's shortcomings, such as the report on the iPhone 4S that caught fire on a flight in Australia, or the coverage of Samsung's iPhone-baiting Galaxy S II adverts.
This, we should warn you, is the first type.
It seems a quite ridiculous 96% of iPhone 4S owners are satisfied with their new blower – 77% claim to be “very” satisfied and a further 19% say they're “somewhat” satisfied.
That's the conclusion of market research firm ChangeWave, which sampled a total of 215 iPhone 4S owners last month to see gauge their opinions of the new handset.
The iPhone 4S satisfaction rating narrowly eclipses the 93% positive rating of its predecessor, with users pointing to Siri, the all-new 8-megapixel camera and overall ease of use as the leading positives.
It does fly in the face somewhat of the general grumblings of disappointment that were doing the rounds immediately after the iPhone 4S was announced, which basically revolved around variations of the question “is that it?”.
It's a measure of how unspectacular a step forward the latest handset is that right up to the end of the launch event we were holding our breath waiting for the “one more thing” moment that would see the iPhone 5 breaking cover and blowing us away.
Still, when you think about it, a solid step forward from a phone that 93% of early adopters liked rather a lot is nothing to be sneezed at.