Siri has been a part of Apple's smartphones since the iPhone 4s launched in 2011, but since then competitors like Google and Microsoft have released their own, more contextual and intuitive virtual assistants. That may not be the case for too long, however. Show More Summary
Nuance, the company that originally created the backend for the Siri mobile app that would later become the built-in virtual assistant in the iPhone 4S, has powered the speech recognition for the service ever since it launched. However, a new report suggests Apple may be looking to replace the company’s technology with a newer, faster system that […]
For many people, Siri has been more of a nuisance than an empowering personal assistant since debuting on the iPhone 4s in 2011. Sure, she’s received some upgrades and is getting even more in iOS 8, but fancy new features mean nothing … Read more ›
Apple's aging iPhone 4s remains popular among consumers in emerging markets looking to move up from entry-level devices, a positioning that Google is preparing to challenge with a new series of Android handsets that combine stock Android software with low-cost hardware.
While you were using your iPhone to browse Facebook and read Newser, a group of researchers was modifying an iPhone 4S to be used as a portable artificial pancreas—and in a recent trial, the device successfully regulated the blood sugar levels of people with Type 1 diabetes. About a...
As we reported earlier this weekend, Apple has announced that some of its 5W European power adapters may be dangerous because of overheating issues. The adapters in question were shipped with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S.Show More Summary
The iPhone 4 was a huge feat in engineering for its time on both a software and hardware level. However, several years later, the iPhone 4, and even the iPhone 4s, just don't run newer software the way they used to. For many people, iOS 7 really caused the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s to show their age. Show More Summary
Apple has announced an exchange program for its 5W European USB power adapters that “may overheat and pose a safety risk.” The affected adapters came with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S models shipped from October 2009 to September 2012 in a number of European countries — the full list is included within the announcement. Show More Summary
Apple has announced that in rare cases the Apple 5W European USB power adapter may overheat, which could work itself into a safety risk. This particular adapter came with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models shipped between October 2009 to September 2012 in select countries. Show More Summary
Apple has announced that it will replace potentially dangerous 5-watt European USB power adapters that were shipped with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S, as well as sold separately from October 2009 to September 2012.
Apple has announced that it's replacing European iPhone adapters sold between October 2009 and September 2012 because they can overheat. It's model A1300 and it came with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S. You can replace it here. Read more...
Apple is warning that some users of its 5W European USB power adapter - the one that shipped with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S between October 2009 and September 2012 – should swap the charger for a new one as the existing unit “may overheat and pose a safety risk”. Show More Summary
Since the heyday of the iPhone 4S, Apple devices have led the pack in mobile photography thanks to high-quality lenses, other hardware and elegant internal image processing. Unfortunately, Apples' rather pedestrian tools for managing...Show More Summary
Three years ago, the name of the game at Apple’s WWDC was the introduction of Siri, the company’s voice recognition-based personal assistant integrated into the iPhone 4S. Today, while Apple is not giving Siri as big of a stage, it announced upgrades...Show More Summary
In an effort to increase its supply of certain iPhone models during the month of June, electronics buy-back service Gazelle is offering to pay an additional $20 on all working iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s trade-ins for the next 7 days.
Ever since the iPhone 4s was released, it hasn’t been hard to predict when Apple will release the next iPhone. In the second week of September on a Tuesday, Apple holds its annual iPhone event; ten days later, the newest … Read more...
When Apple first introduced Siri with the iPhone 4S, it was not the first time the world had seen voice control, but it did mark the first time a major company was releasing it to the world simultaneously on millions of mobile devices as their most prominent feature. Show More Summary
The iPhone 4s remains Apple's little engine that could. Released over two-and-a-half years ago, the iPhone that introduced Siri to the world remains, believe it or not, an important part of Apple's iPhone lineup. AppleInsider yesterday got ahold of...
When my best friend upgraded from an iPhone 4S to a Galaxy S4, I texted her hello. Unfortunately, she didn't get that text, nor any of the five I sent in the following three days. My iPhone didn't realize she was now an Android user and sent all my texts via iMessage. Show More Summary
Though the iPhone 4S is now more than two and a half years old, it continues to be a strong seller for Apple, with one new estimate suggesting it accounted for 25 percent of iPhones sold by the company last quarter, drawing in nearly 10 million new users to the ecosystem.