It’s been several hours now since the Apple event and a little time to scour the web for info and news. Now that things have sunk in there really was pretty big news announced although in my mind Apple really blew it in the way they decided to roll out this “next generation” iPhone. In all honesty, there’s a ton of new functionality but it seems it was all over shadowed by the naming of the device with a 4S rather than a 5. Realistically had Apple simply called the darned device the iPhone 5 people would likely be raving about it rather than stating how disappointed they are. When you look at the grand scheme of things the 4S runs on iOS 5, is much faster, has way better battery life, has a much better (and faster) camera – these are all pretty important leaps forward. I also think that Apple blew it a bit by making the event a small, cozy, “special people” only invited event that wasn’t live streamed. The attempt to “WOW” us with new functionality like a friend finder app and postcard creation service also really detracted from the real story as well. Overall though, iPhone 4S is a big step forward – the new price point may help encourage more upgrades than may have been lost by the gaffs mentioned.
And so, here’s a few more numbers of interest that I’ve picked up on from today’s event: