October 7, 2011: Two days after the death of Steve Jobs, Apple opens pre-orders for its next-gen iPhone 4s. The last iPhone that Jobs worked on directly, the 4s boasts a speedier A5 chip, improved 8MP camera with 1080p HD video recording, and — most significantly — Apple’s new AI virtual assistant, Siri. The iPhone […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Siri may have celebrated five years since debuting on the iPhone 4s this week, but Apple hasn’t rushed to acquire Viv, the follow-up AI assistant created by Siri’s makers. Instead, the company has been snapped up by Samsung for use in its future devices for an undisclosed amount. Show More Summary
Five years ago today, Steve Jobs passed away -- just one day after Apple introduced Siri on the new iPhone 4s. While the pundit press immediately dreamed of a rapid collapse of Apple in his absence, instead the company Jobs cofounded spiraled upward to become the largest and most profitable ever. Why were they all so very wrong?
October 4, 2011: Five years ago today, Apple introduces the world to Siri, its intelligent voice assistant. Debuting on the then-brand new iPhone 4s, Siri is a groundbreaking example of artificial intelligence in action. It also represented...Show More Summary
After just a few weeks on the market, Apple's new flagship iPhone 7 series is already more popular than the iPhone SE, and is on the cusp of overtaking the iPhone 4 and 4s lineup, new data reveals.
Huawei P9, left, and Alcatel Idol 4S, right. Perhaps you don’t like the long wait times for Apple‘s (AAPL) iPhone 7, with the newly introduced “jet black” version not available in the U.S. till November. Or maybe you’re upset with Apple removing the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack. Or maybe you just don’t like Apple’s products at […]
Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has released a new report further forecasting that the 2017 iPhone will likely adopt and glass front and back design like the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s. The idea seems to be that the new Jet...Show More Summary
It’s been nearly five years since Scott Forstall stood on stage and introduced Siri to the world. Siri has come a long way since the days of the iPhone 4S, and now Apple’s voice-controlled assistant is on our iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and even–thanks to macOS Sierra–our Macs. Show More Summary
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A callous creep put a 12-year-old boy in a chokehold as he robbed him of his iPhone on a Brooklyn street, officials said Saturday.
Photo by Emilio Cuilan Before the T.F, New Yorkers learned tricks at these things called “street spots,” and now, everyone learns crooked grind nollie flips between beefing over who stole whose iPhone 4S with a cracked screen and no data plan at L.E.S. Great skateboarders didn’t particularly “come of age” at Tompkins. Throughout its decade […]
You can never have too much security. Apple released iOS 9.3.5 with yet another "important security update for your iPhone or iPad" on Thursday. The update is available for iPhone 4S and later and iPad 2 and later and iPod touch (fifth-generation)...Show More Summary
When Siri was originally released on the iPhone 4S back in 2011, the reviews were somewhat lukewarm. On the positive side, having an intelligent assistant baked into a massively popular smartphone was a huge leap forward. On the other...Show More Summary
When Siri was first introduced as a beta product alongside the launch of 2011's iPhone 4S, people couldn't wait to get their hands on Apple's new virtual personal assistant and give it a try. Then... they actually gave it a try. Siri...Show More Summary
Launched in 2011 as the hardware vanguard for Siri, the iPhone 4s was a big software leap for Apple. But iOS 10, which even focused on making Siri better than ever before, will not work on the iPhone 4s. Sad! Read more...
The latest iOS version will not be available to current users of iPhone 4S.
Apple's latest iOS 10 will not support iPhone 4S, which has been supported form iOS 5 all the way to iOS 9.
Support list now requires iThings made in 2012 or later.
According to a recent study by Creative Strategies, some 98 percent of iPhone users have used Siri, the virtual assistant baked into every iPhone since the 4s. However, just 3 percent of us are using the feature in public or in front of others. Show More Summary
Five years after Siri launched with iPhone 4S, Apple is reportedly preparing to open its virtual assistant platform up to third-party developers through a dedicated SDK, and might dive deeper into AI services by embedding the technology into a speaker type device similar to Amazon's Echo.