iPhone 4S is Apple’s first product launch without Steve Jobs and it has left quite a few of its followers disappointed. This might sound surprising given the fact that the phone has pretty much sold out all its pre-orders on all its carriers. But it is not so much about sales numbers, but more about Apple’s legacy to provide more than its users’ wild imagination. And this time, it looks like Apple users are feeling shortchanged.
According to a survey conducted by Retrevo, about 29 percent of the smartphone users said that they are disappointed by iPhone 4S. According to them, Apple failed to incorporate a few crucial new features. The biggest disappointment was on the connectivity front. About 17 percent of the smartphone users were expecting the phone to be 4G compliant. This seems logical as quite a few new phones now come equipped with the technology and the LTE connectivity itself has spread far enough to justify the development. Much to the users’ disappointment, iPhone 4S still runs on 3G, just like its predecessor. This figure is even higher for iPhone4 users, 29 percent of whom wanted to see iPhone 4S with 4G compatibility
About 11 percent of the users were expecting Apple to drastically change the form factor. Again, no surprise on this front as 4S looks exactly the same as iPhone 4. This factor also managed to disappoint 21 percent of iPhone 4 users. Another factor was related to the bigger screen. A couple of years back, iPhone had wowed us with its spacious real estate, but now the phone looks pigmy in front of those new machines with over 4 inches of screen size. 12 percent of iPhone 4 users’ hearts broke seeing the same size screen.