iPhone 4S is the bestest, say iPhone 4S owners

iPhone 4S is the bestest, say iPhone 4S owners

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.

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 2, 2011 at 09:29

215 of what? 10s of millions? That is NOT statistics. Not research, either. That is called getting fired from the social sciences department.

Nonetheless, it didn't take those lazy beancounters to realise that iPhone owners are one satisfied bunch. Why? If you don't like the iPhone it probably doesn't matter. If you do, you know.

Stelph  Dec. 2, 2011 at 09:51

Well also consider that with the iPhone (unlike other phones) you have to make a MASSIVE outlay to buy the iPhone first, so you are a) going to be damn sure you want one when you are buying it abd b)you are going to send it back ASAP if you are not in order to get your cash back!

VerizonBytes  Dec. 4, 2011 at 13:19

Those "stats" will flip when the EyePhoneFive gets released. And Siri will mature and her voice will deepen. It never ends.

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