I’ll admit that I am rather disappointed that Apple failed to launch the iPhone 5 today, instead releasing the iPhone 4S. But that doesn’t mean I won’t be getting one. I currently have a Tilt 2 (Windows 6.x) phone that is almost two years old and I haven’t been happy with it since I got it. Even though it’s much nicer to look at than my original Tilt, I just haven’t liked the functionality (or the randomly-won’t-turn-on issues). And since getting my iPad 2 a couple months ago, I really only use the phone for basic email, texting, and the rare phone call.
There are also a number of apps that I have on my iPad, that I would prefer on an iPhone simply because the times when I would use them are times when I don’t have my iPad with me. This includes apps for scanning QR Codes, bar codes, traffic data (since I haven’t forked over 3G money on the iPad yet), and a couple other apps that just aren’t convenient on the iPad.
I also use my iPad as a laptop replacement for things such as web surfing, email, calendar, file management (Dropbox and SugarSync), news, banking, etc, etc, etc. There are many times when I want to make a quick reminder to myself in Evernote, but I don’t have my iPad on me. Having an iPhone loaded with Evernote (and all of my other apps) would be so much nicer.
So if there is no iPhone 5, then what is the difference between the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S? Much! Here is an earlier post from today about what you will find inside the iPhone 4S.