I would like to start off by saying when the iPhone 4S was announced there was not any mention to why they added S on the end. The only reason we can speculate why an S is because of when Apple announced the iPhone 3GS. At that time they referred to the S for speed. The iPhone 3G had a 412 MHz processor and 128 MB DRAM and iPhone 3GS had a 600 MHz processor with 256 MB DRAM. This clearly shows the iPhone 3GS has much more processing power.
Speed: The iPhone 4S also received a boost in speed. It went from the A4 processor at 1GHz to the A5 dual-core 1GHz processor. The DRAM stayed the same form the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4S at 512. While this may be the reason that they added a S on the end I think that it could also be many other things.
Sprint: It is a big thing for the iPhone 4S to now be one Sprint. As announced in a Sprint meeting a few days after the iPhone announcement Sprint’s Dan Hesse stated that the #1 reason costumers leave Sprint is to get the iPhone. During the first day of sales Sprint announce half way through the day that the iPhone 4S was the best selling product on launch day in history.
Stunning: The iPhone 4S comes with a new camera. From what I have seen the pictures and videos look fantastic. With the increased amount of sensors it allows much more light to shine through.
Siri: She is doing her best to help you take control of your life. I was going to say she is your time saver, but if you have been on Twitter at all this week your have seen the screenshots that everyone is taking of what they have asked Siri and her response. I just saw a list of 90 things that you should ask Siri to receive a funny response.
Space: With a higher quality camera this very important to have so that you don’t fill up the entire space and your phone before you have the chance to put it on you computer.
Stocks: This week prior to the launch of the iPhone 4S Apple’s stock took the top spot as the most valuable public company in the world.
Sales: Not only did Sprint see great sales and preorders for the new phone other carriers did as well.
Same Design: If you are looking for a new design, the iPhone 4S is not it. Same design just different specs.
What do you think S stands for?